How to Incorporate Slim Frame Sliding Glass Doors in Side Fill Extensions

slim framed sliding glass doors

Incorporating slim frame sliding glass doors into a small side extension maximises the natural light reach the middle of the property. The slim profiles of the frames provide a minimal design aesthetic as well as taking full advantage of the beautifully landscaped garden.

Slim framed sliding glass doors installations from IQ Glass maintain a minimal 21mm vertical profile. The striking aesthetics create a frameless feel to the architectural glazing removing the division of inside and out. The option of a flush threshold can help merge the internal and external spaces, which is a popular design consideration for modern living spaces.

The thermally broken aluminium frames of the sliding glass doors conform to the highest specification of architectural glazing exceeding the efficiency targets that modern side infill extensions require.

Warwick Gardens featuring slim frame sliding glass doors within a small side infill extension
Warwick Gardens featuring slim frame sliding glass doors within a small side infill extension

A recent project in London, Warwick Gardens illustrates a contemporary side fill extension using architectural glass across the basement, ground floor and first floor of the traditional Victorian house. The large glass elevations used on the ground and first floor consisted of slim framed sliding glass doors integrated with structural glass creating a glazed façade to the new side fill extension. The slim profiles of the architectural glazing designs allow the minimal design desired to provide a cohesive design finish with the slim frame sliding glass doors.

The glazed side infill extension provides uninterrupted views of the garden with the minimal profiles of sliding glass doors combined with structural glass roofs flooding the open plan living spaces with natural light.

Side infill extension to a traditional victorian home
Side infill extension to a traditional victorian home
Slim frame sliding glass doors creates am open-plan kitchen diner.
Slim frame sliding glass doors creates an open-plan kitchen diner.

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Rebecca is Head of Marketing at the IQ Group and has worked in glazing specification for many years. She has a broad range of technical knowledge about all our glazing products and offers technical advice and guidance to architects for specification. Her easy to digest technical advice is often quoted in magazines and publications. You might also recognise her as one of the IQ Glass CPD presenters.

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