The rising popularity of uPVC patio doors
As we head into warmer months and temperatures begin to soar, well as much as they do soar here in Great Britain, the team at Majestic Designs have noticed a rise in the number of requests for patio door installations. If you have been thinking about freshening up your home, a simple patio door can transform a living space from a mere lounge or kitchen into an aesthetically fresh and inviting entertaining area, straight out of an episode of Grand Designs.
Patio doors are a fantastic way of lighting up your entertainment areas, as well as making your home seem warmer and more inviting during the colder months of the year. Closing that gap between your interior and exterior spaces can bring a sense of intimacy into your home between yourself and your garden, which can improve your mental health and wellbeing.
The humble patio
The word patio is of Spanish origin and is thought to be from the old Spanish word pati meaning pasture. This refers to the land at the back of one’s house. Traditionally a pasture was used to keep farm animals safe at night but of course in Mediterranean culture, the concept of a patio refers to a courtyard encroached by a garden. In Spanish and Latin American architecture, a patio is often an open internal courtyard within a building where you can soak up the sunshine and drink vino.
In Great Britain, a patio has become synonymous with a paved area usually near a suburban home reserved for outdoor dining and entertainment. Patio doors have many forms but most commonly function as sliding doors. The ease of a sliding door enables a homeowner to easily access their garden or courtyard with minimal fuss, by having one large panel of glass slide gracefully across the other.
Let there be light
Sliding doors date all the way back to Roman times as evident in archaeological digs around Pompeii, an ancient Roman metropolis perfectly preserved after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79CE and covered the city beneath a blanket of ash and pumice. Sliding doors, or Shoji, are also popular in Japanese culture, dating back to the Kamakura Period (1192 – 1333). Instead of glass the Japanese use washi paper, which is perfect for allowing natural light into the room. This elegant feature has become synonymous with traditional Japanese architecture. Whatever design you choose, one massive positive of installing a patio door is the tremendous amount of light that will flood into your home. While we do not offer Shoji (yet), Majestic Designs offers a range of different patio doors in various colours and materials that can brighten and warm your living space for that light, modern feel.
Beneficial for the interior and exterior of your home
On hot summer days, patio doors ensure your family make the most of the pleasant breeze. Later in the season when the weather starts to get chilly again, your patio doors will work to trap heat and insulate your home against dropping temperatures. Majestic Designs offers patio doors with A+14 rated double glazing, one of the highest energy ratings on the market today. This high-quality type of double glazing is a standard feature throughout our range of windows and doors. Our patio doors also feature high security locking systems, meaning there will be less chance of intruders getting access to your home for your peace of mind.
By installing a sliding door into your home, you will not have to factor in additional internal or external space. The sliding mechanism means you can create a seamless entrance between your interior and exterior living spaces. Talk about making an entrance.
At Majestic Designs, our team offers a range of practical and elegant patio doors ideal for that indoor-outdoor flow. Whatever aesthetic you are looking for, we also make and install a variety of other bespoke doors renowned for functionality and style.
If you fancy cafe au lait on the patio in the afternoon sun, then French doors are for you. Traditional and understated, French doors add a touch of elegance to any home. Perfect for heritage properties and modern builds alike, and the ideal addition for conservatories or sunrooms, our uPVC French doors are a tasteful and sophisticated way to open up your home and create continuity through into your outside spaces.
Our modern and durable bifold doors function on a sturdy aluminium track. Sliding effortlessly into place to create the ultimate in indoor-outdoor flow, Majestic Designs’ bifold doors open to create a wide berth with up to 90% accessibility. Maximising natural light in a trendy and sophisticated manner, our bifold doors are available with either inward or outward door leaves.
Traditional and practical, stable doors add an air of country charm to your property – but you do not have to live rurally to install a stable door. In fact, the team at Majestic Designs love the idea of adding a little sprinkle of rural authenticity to your urban home. Every stable door we install has two halves that can lock together and function as a regular door. You can also unlock your door, ensuring children and pets stay safe inside your home while providing the best air ventilation possible whatever the season.
Throughout the United Kingdom, aluminium doors continue to be a popular choice for homeowners. Sturdy yet lightweight, an aluminium door can support more glass with less visible hardware in a modern and clean manner. Energy-efficient and custom-fit just for you in our state-of-the-art factories in Somerset, our practical aluminium doors have durable weather seals, ensuring your home will be energy-efficient all year round.
Door installation at Majestic Designs
From consultation to installation, our team of FENSA accredited fitters will ensure a lasting and high-quality finish to your doors and windows. By creating bespoke fittings specifically custom made for you in our state-of-the-art factories, Majestic Designs can ensure your doors will be the perfect fit for your home. If you are keen on indoor-outdoor flow as summer approaches but are worried about the long winter months that will follow, do not fret! Our range of stylish windows and doors are rated A+14 for energy-efficiency, meaning whatever the season your home will stay warm and dry.
If you are looking for extra information or are ready to book your initial consultation, do not hesitate to contact Majestic Designs today.