Why we love alfresco sliding doors

Affinity R&D Team

There’s just something about glass sliding doors in your alfresco area. They feel stylish, yet welcoming. They give your home a touch of elegance that elevates the space, while still being completely practical and effortlessly functional.

There are a number of big benefits to choosing alfresco sliding doors that can be taken into consideration when building your home.

Here’s why we love them.

Maximise your space

One of the biggest benefits of glass sliding doors is that they don’t need space around them to swing in and out. There are no hinges or doorjambs either, meaning you get more total usable space in your rooms.

Sliding doors help to make any room feel less cluttered. They feel bigger, airier, and brighter.

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Get easier access to your outdoor areas

Australia is made for indoor/outdoor living, and alfresco doors let you take advantage of our (usually) beautiful weather.

Moreso than a regular door, a glass sliding door helps to create a larger space for entertaining. By easily sliding open your door, you create a seamless flow from inside to outside. Guests can mingle and come and go as they please, reducing bottlenecks and creating a more communal feeling.

And as well as entertaining, sliding doors make it much, much easier to move big items in and out of your house. If you’ve ever tried to pivot a couch through a regular front door, you know the headaches this can pose.

Gain better visibility

Sliding alfresco doors give you better visibility over your outdoor spaces. This isn’t just good for looks, it’s also better for safety and security.

You’re able to see more of what’s going on outside, which makes it easier to keep an eye on the kids or pets, particularly around any pool areas. You also get better visibility over any movement around your home, boosting your passive surveillance.

Many customers add a security door to allow fresh air to flow through their home while providing added security.

Improve the natural light in your home

Well-positioned alfresco doors mean that you can take advantage of light in every season. Compared to smaller windows, big glass sliding doors let more natural light into your home. This helps you create a brighter, warmer environment, with the added benefit of reducing your need for lighting—and your electricity use.


They suit most home builds

Whether it’s a new build, or you’re renovating, they’re ideal for use in residential homes, helping to create a deluxe feel for your everyday living spaces. They’re a terrific option for multi-unit developments and low-rise apartments too, allowing you to maximise the use of your available space.

And honestly, they just look good

Whether you choose traditional sliding doors, stacking sliding doors, or bi-fold doors, an alfresco door option is a clean, stylish look that never really goes out of fashion.

Browse Affinity Windows’ selection of alfresco sliding doors

At Affinity Windows we have a range of alfresco door options to choose from, each one with its own special features and personality.

Sliding doors

Available in a range of high quality powdercoat colours, our aluminium sliding door collection lets you take control of your home’s ambience right from the start, and are the most cost-effective option for glass sliding doors.

With a motion that everyone is familiar with, their smooth, gentle operation allows you to seamlessly create one connected entertaining space, with sliding door rollers that are designed for ease of use for the whole family.

They can be keyed the same as your other Affinity Windows products too, meaning you don’t have a pocketful of keys to carry around, and a heavy duty-mortice lock, anti-lift device, and Grade A Safety Glass deliver peace of mind over your home’s security.

Browse our sliding doors.

Stacking sliding doors

Aluminium stacking sliding doors, often called door stackers, allow you to open up your home for greater comfort. With one smooth slide, you can stack your doors neatly away to one side, maximising your available space.

Made from high quality materials, you can choose from a range of powdercoat colours to match the  aesthetics of your home.

And they don’t just look fantastic. Affinity stacking sliding doors are the strongest residential door on the market. Designed with safety as our number one priority, our door stackers come with a full range of safety features as standard.

Check out our stacking sliding doors range.

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Bi-fold doors

Get a modern, commercial look in your home with a bi-fold door.

A chic, versatile choice for your living spaces, bi-fold doors allow you to easily maximise your available room. You can open them up the whole way, giving you wider access than other glass sliding doors.

While they do come at a higher price point than a standard sliding good, they deliver improved safety and security, with our commercial-grade 2-point locking system, a heavy duty top-hung roller system, and Grade A Safety Glass.

Customise them to your needs with double glazing, and inward opening options available on request. We can install them in a range of different powdercoat colours, and even install various glass types, including energy efficient glass and acoustic laminated glass, to improve the comfort, sound, and energy efficiency of your home.

Read more about our bi-fold doors.

Open up your spaces with our glass sliding door range

Ready to get started? Get in touch with us today to discuss an alfresco door option for your new home or renovation. Our team will work with you to recommend the right configuration for your space, with the colour and options that suit your spaces perfectly.

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