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Slim Sliding Glass Doors in Scotland

This new build dwelling in Scotland used the minimal windows sliding door system to maximise the impressive views. Thanks to the location of the house on the edges of Loch Portree, the home benefitted from amazing views across the water to the hills and mountains beyond. The sliding glass doors in the Scotland home captured these views whilst protecting the building from its harsh environments.  

sliding glass doors in scotland

Various installations of minimal widows were used throughout the Scottish home. The external façade of the loch side building was created from locally sourced blackened timber and natural stone. The sliding glass doors in Scotland helped capture the views.  


Outside, the flush threshold of the sliding glass doors met with the exterior decking, maintaining that flat finish across. Internally, the plasterboard hid all of the fixed framing, allowing for an all glass finish to the sliding glass door elevations.  


Due to the location of the sliding glass doors in relation to the loch, carefully consideration had to be made to the finishes. All the aluminium framing of the minimal windows were PPC in a marine grade finish. 


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In addition to the considerations of the water, was also the consideration of the wind. The exposed location was subject to high levels of wind and a reinforced vertical interlocker was used on the sliding doors. This interlocker does not change the depth of the interlock, nor does it make the frame thicker. A steel bar is placed within the profile for additional strength without the need for more framing.  


All the frames were finished in a RAL 7016 which is anthracite grey.  


A standard type 2 lock was used on all the sliding glass doors in this Scotland project. This internal lock offers the highest levels of security with PAS 24 certification.  


Two sets of minimal windows were used throughout the build. One installation was a fixed-sliding door whereas the largest sliding glass door had both panes siding. This offered more flexible movement from inside to out due to the central position of the glass doors to the living room. This meant the layout of the furniture inside could be changed with no impact on the flow or movement to the outside.  


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