It’s a fact that people who love their homes are always thinking of ways to make improvements to their living space.
When the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to summer and how we can create the perfect place to live life to the full.
Today, homeowners love taking on interior design projects and straightforward home improvements can be a simple and effective way to add value to your property and uplift your existing living space for the family to enjoy.
Recent research has revealed that home improvement is at an all-time high and it is expected to grow further. So, if you’re wondering how to transform your home this summer and want to open it up to create the wow-factor, here are our top tips on choosing aluminium widespan doors to help you.
1. Bifold Doors
If you’re playing with the idea of creating a glazed extension this summer, or simply want to open up the back of your house to introduce effortless access to the outdoors, bifold doors are a firm favourite when it comes to planning a home improvement project.
Bifold doors allow you to enjoy sunnier weather as they literally give a room an open wall of glass. Sunlight bursts in and you are one step away from soaking up the sun’s rays.
What’s popular with bifold doors, is how easy it is to knit together the indoors with the outdoors. If you love to BBQ, or entertain family and friends in your garden, bifold doors are a stunning addition to any home.
aïr bifold doors are the most impressive bifold doors on the market. They feature glass panels up to 1.2 metres wide and 3 metres tall, and configurations with up to 10 door panels, giving you the optimum levels of sunlight, garden access and fresh air. Not to mention, sightlines are as slim as 108mm.
You can open them fully to reveal the whole of your outdoor space, or fold away as much or as little as you’d like.
The thermally efficient glass and frames used in bifold doors work to keep insides cooler during the summer too with U values as low as 1.4 W/m2K. Our bifold doors are designed for extreme weather resistance too, with wind resistance up to 1800 pa – that’s 120mph!
They also offer watertightness of 600 pa and feature Teflon®-coated weatherseals.
Security is taken care of too. These doors feature high-security locking and have PAS 24 and police-approved Secured by Design certification.
During winter, when the doors might need to be closed more frequently, you’ll still be able to enjoy wide-open views of your garden from the comfort of your home. If you’re blessed with green fingers, you’ll be able to fill your garden with stunning plants that you can admire from inside your home.
The energy-efficient, large glazed areas and sleek aluminium frames are a stand-out feature for your home improvement project whether they are open or shut making them an all-year round, must-have in your home.
2. Aluminium Lift and Slide Doors
If bifold doors aren’t your thing – don’t worry. You can still introduce captivating wide-span glazing in your home this summer.
If you’re thinking of taking on a home improvement project this summer, glazing is an important consideration when it comes to transforming a room.
Get it right and you’ll flood your house with sunlight, creating a home worthy of featuring in a top glossy interior design magazine.
Choose aïr 500LS and 600LS lift & slide doors, and you’ll enjoy boundless views of your garden and beyond. They create panoramic walls of glass, with panel sizes up to 2.5 metres wide and 2.7 metres high and a choice of up to 6 door panels.
One of the biggest benefits of aïr lift & slide doors is that they are just as impressive when they are closed.
Boasting sightlines from just 48mm, the aïr lift & slide doors are expertly engineered to leave you with more glass and less frame.
Inside, you’ll benefit from a huge amount of sunlight and the new glazed feature won’t stop you from enjoying the views of your garden – and beyond.
The aïr lift & slide doors are made with aïrglide technology meaning large panes of glass weighing up to 300kg can be easily moved with just 2 fingers so there’s no tugging, pushing or heaving.
aïrglide technology means the doors will slide and glide effortlessly so every member of the family can operate the doors without difficulty.
If you’re keen to save space when you’re planning your home improvements this summer, the sleek motion of these sliding doors will maximise whatever room you are working with.
In colder weather, they won’t let you down either. Despite the huge panes of glass, aïr lift & slide doors offer U-values as low as 0.95 W/m2K, as well as Teflon®-coated weatherseals, watertightness to 600pa and extreme wind-resistance up to 1200pa.
You can even opt for triple glazing, which adds extra thermal insulation.
Security is also covered with a PAS 24 standard locking system and the option to upgrade to Secured by Design certification.
3. Cornerless Glazing
Want to turn a dark corner of your home into something really wonderful but don’t know how to achieve the right look this summer, why not explore the option of opening up your home with cornerless sliding doors?
aïr cornerless lift & slide doors achieve two things; they maximise space and allow natural light to flood into your room.
Used on two corner walls and without the need for any posts, this stunning cornerless glazing is ideal for captivating views.
If you’re working with an awkward space or what to open up a darker area in your home, look no further than this smooth piece of architectural aluminium glazing.
Available in aïr 600LS, cornerless sliding doors are built for ease, performance and long-term endurance.
They are an excellent alternative to a standard corner sliding door and consist of only two large glass panels, which deliver impressive views. Door panel sizes can be made up to 2.5 metres wide by 2.7 metres high, creating a light-filled focal point in any room.
Complete with effortless sliding action, creating an indoor/outdoor space has never been so easy to achieve as part of a summertime home improvement plan.
For year-round comfort, the aïr cornerless lift & slide doors achieve U-Values as low as 0.95 Wm2K for optimal energy efficiency and reduced energy costs.
Your nearest aïr Accredited Retailer can help you achieve your dream summer house.
If you’re planning a summer project and want to impress your guests, remember sleek aluminium frames, large glass walls, open space and stylish indoor-outdoor living and you won’t go wrong.