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Grand Designs Sliding Glass Door

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The minimal windows® sliding glass door system is the world’s premium choice for slim framed sliders. Therefore, it is no wonder these sliding doors are the choice shown on many episodes of the UK hit television series Grand Designs and its magazines.  

Dubbed the ‘Grand Designs Sliding Glass Door’, the minimal windows® ultra-slim door has been featured in multiple episodes of the construction TV show over its many years and continues to be featured today.

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Sliding Glass Doors on Grand Designs, Dunstable 2022

Large elevations of minimal windows were a key feature on the 2022 episode of Grand Designs. The large opening grand designs sliding glass doors occupied a large proportion of the rear elevation, with the corner opening sliding doors being the main feature of the show.

The installation of these glass doors (by IQ Glass) was a focus of the Grand Designs episode due to the difficult installation site and the owner’s requirement for a flush threshold door due to wheelchair use.  

Thankfully the installation – although difficult due to the muddy conditions and sloped access track – went off without a hitch. The episode focused on the level threshold of the doors and the access for wheelchairs which the minimal windows system is designed to.

Image credit: Grand Designs Magazine

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Sliding Glass Doors on Grand Designs, Lewes 2015

minimal windows® sliding glass doors were installed into the contemporary new build house in the South Downs National Park. The amazing project has shown in the series of Grand Designs in 2015. 

The Rusty Metal House is a five-bedroom house in Lewes. The house surrounded by the completely bespoke frameless and structural glazing which combined with our slim framed sliding glass doors to merge the indoor space with outside to create one-living space in River Ouse. 

The episode mentioned the glass doors and walls in passing with the focus of the episode being on the Cor-Ten cladding which was late and had to be remade. However, the installation of the sliding glass doors on this Grand Designs episode was very tricky!

The glass wall was only a few feet from the sheer drop into the river below. All installation had to be conducted from inside the property with minimal external access. Even with these situations, the glass was installed perfectly first time.  

Click here to read the full case study of the Rusty House in Lewes.

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Sliding Glass Doors on Grand Designs, Kensington 2011

Hogarth Architect’s mammoth basement extension was the focus of this Season 11 episode of Grand Designs. Minimal windows sliding glass doors were used throughout the Grand Designs project, including to the rear elevation and within the basement as a light well.  

The slim sliding glass doors featured on Grand Designs through the focus of the large basement to the mews property in Kensington. Various configurations of the minimal windows are shown throughout the episode including opening corners to the basement and a three-track slider with silver anodised frames.

Image credit: The Modern House  

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