In this project, aïr Accredited Retailer Thames Valley Windows were tasked with rethinking and upgrading an old barn conversion in Abingdon, Oxford, installing aïr 500LS Lift & Slide Doors. aïr doors were used to replace existing glass doors taken from a different part of their barn when it was converted.
Thames Valley Windows designers were asked to recommend new ways to enhance their living room and help the owners overcome issues related to the climate, including frequent problems linked to extreme weather.
aïr was chosen by Thames Valley Windows due to its enduring performance and sophisticated craftsmanship. The Beige Grey aluminium frames were deemed to be an excellent match for the style of the property as well as the surrounding landscape, delivering valuable extra natural light and space.
The room itself was used as a lounge throughout the year and the clients chose the narrow sightline for its slim lines and aesthetic appeal. The new Lift & Slide doors have made this home warmer, more comfortable and more secure.
The owners of the property have delivered glowing feedback on the installation, saying, “The doors look great, so much so that I have removed the curtains that I had up at the old windows protecting us from the cold weather.”
A range of modern features
aïr Lift & Slide aluminium sliding doors are available in monorail, 2, 3, 4, and 6 pane configurations. Multiple sliders can open in the same direction thanks to the triple track system, with the product being available in any RAL colour. Clients can select from a number of high-quality finishes and can also choose between a standard lift or slide handle or a cup handle design.
Bespoke options available
aïr Lift & Slide doors are available with double and triple glazing options and U-Values as low as 0.95 W/m2K. They are also tested for windload up to 1200 pa. aïr 500LS Lift & Slide Doors are watertight up to 900 pa. They are PAS 24 certified and you can choose to upgrade to the police-approved Secured by Design standard.
Each door panel can be manufactured up to 2500mm wide x 2700mm high, with panes weighing up to 300kg each. The innovative aïrglide technology ensure a smooth opening every time, and doors can be opened using just 2 fingers.
aïr doors also offer a market-leading 25-year guarantee.
Quality installation partners
Thames Valley Windows has been an aïr Accredited Retailer for a number of years and are experts in the aïr product range. Their team can work with you to identify the best product and most complimentary accessories and their expert fitters will make sure that your new aïr doors are a perfect fit for your home.
Additionally, they will be there for you after the doors have been installed, with their complete aftercare service, ensuring that any issues are rectified. With aïr doors from Thames Valley Windows you get standout aluminium doors and a quality service from one of Berkshire’s leading home improvement companies.