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Balcony Sliding Doors

Using slim framed glass doors as minimal balcony sliding doors

Balconies, however small, are a little luxury afforded to a few modern homes throughout the UK. These small outside areas allow for the integration of inside and outside on upper floor rooms where access to the garden isn’t possible.

The KELLER minimal windows® sliding door system is easily integrated with a frameless glass balustrade for a minimal Juliet Balcony design but these slim framed sliding doors are used just as regularly as access out onto upper floor balcony areas.

Design consideration for balcony sliding doors.

Using slim frames is all the more important on these balcony sliding doors as the openings are generally smaller than when used on lower floors. The last thing you want to do is fill your small aperture with thick sections of framing!

The flush floor finish and integrated drainage details available from IQ Glass UK allow these slim framed sliding doors to open out onto even the smallest of balcony areas leaving a frameless surround a flush floor finish from inside to outside.

For a more impressive appearance you could consider sliding these thin framed doors into cavity pockets within the upper storey walls, this will allow you to open the entire balcony aperture for full integration of the inside to outside.

If these sliding doors are being used to bedroom balconies consider clever and minimal ways of integrating blinds or curtains into you internal space so as not to reduce the clean, modern appearance of these large sliding glass faces.

Balcony sliding doors | Project examples |
Shards

Shards is an ultra-modern, custom-built house with angular architecture and a mix of materials to provide the best possible living space. The house has a lot of light and great views of the pool and garden area from the slanted façade to the narrow sliding doors. The bedroom and kitchen spaces have access to the balcony through the sliding glass doors that span the first level.

To comply with building safety regulations, the balcony sliders are installed in conjunction with frameless balustrading. The uninterrupted views from the kitchen and balcony are guaranteed by the frameless look.

Balcony sliding glass doors shards

Chester Street

Chester Street is a six-story townhouse that is narrow and has been tastefully rebuilt to create the ideal family residence. Due to space constraints, it was crucial to make sure the outdoor space was completely usable and connected with the house.

Three track narrow sliding doors on the second and third floors function as opening windows to improve ventilation and let tenants designate a more open-concept living area.

The sliding doors are paired with frameless Juliet balconies. These interior balconies serve as a protective barrier when the sliding doors are opened. Juliet balconies are built and fitted in a way that doesn’t interfere with our slim sliding doors’ functionality or appearance. Its frameless design guarantees that views won’t be obscured.

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Balcony sliding glass doors Chester street interior

Brussels Loft

Brussels Loft is a luxury apartment complex that features minimal windows 4+ sliding doors to provide access to the balcony and outdoor relaxation areas. 

As well as providing access and ventilation, the sliding doors perfectly encapsulate the views of the town below due to their ultra slim 26mm sightlines. 

Frameless structural glazing was used as glass balustrades on the terraces to provide safety for the homeowners while preserving panoramic views and allowing natural light to pass through. 

If you have any questions regarding balcony sliding doors or any glazing systems, contact our expert team today.

Balcony sliding glass doors Brussels Loft exterior