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What type of Conservatory Doors Should I Buy?

What type of Conservatory Doors Should I Buy?

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What type of Conservatory Doors Should I Buy?If you are going to take the plunge and buy a new fully fitted conservatory, you probably already have a good idea of the room size & budget in your mind, but did you take time the think about the type of doors that would suit your conservatory best – as some designs may have better functionality and for smaller budget conservatories it could be even more important.

If you are building a medium to large conservatory, then you have much more scope, but if you are restricted in space then avoid conservatory door designs that open inward – a small lean-to conservatory with a tilt & turn door is not really a good idea as both the tilting & opening action make the door come inwards and will mean you need to keep a lot of internal space clear to cope with using the door.

  • French Doors for conservatories are very popular because they give a decent sized clear opening space as they are a double door configuration and can open out or in.
  • Sliding doors are useful in that they do not interfere with internal or external space, but bear in mind that the smallest configuration will require 2 panels with 1 being fixed into position and the other movable (the moving door can be on the outside or inside track). Sliding doors will need to be fitted with anti-lift tracks.
  • Bi-fold doors are outstanding when it comes to opening up your conservatory to the outside world, in effect they are a whole wall of glass that moves. They come in panels (or leaves) that concertina fold to the left, right, inside or outside, taking up a surprisingly small amount of space once folded to the side.

Whichever design you finally decide upon, it’s a prudent to have good quality locking systems incorporated for security, energy efficient glass (such as Low-e) to manage heat and it’s also highly recommended (in some cases by building regulations) to use toughened or laminated glass in the doors.

John Francis James
John has been around the building industry since he was a child. With a degree in civil engineering, John is a highly valued contributor to our website.