Searching for the right doors for your extension or newbuild can be a bit of a minefield. First, you need to decide whether you want sliding doors, French doors or bifolds, and then there are different materials and styles to consider.

But what about the handles? Well, it turns out there are decisions to be made in that department, too! And the hottest look in sliding doors right now is towards handleless doors which have a sleek, minimal profile with a stylish, contemporary look.

In this blog post, we outline the main benefits of handleless doors when choosing slimline sliding doors for your home…

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What are handleless doors?

So you’ve decided you want slim profile aluminium sliding doors, but what exactly are handleless doors? Basically, they are doors with narrow, virtually invisible frames which are increasingly associated with high end, contemporary architecture.

In the case of the Ultraline sliding door system, the handle is incorporated in the door frame, allowing the narrow, 20mm profile of the frame to be maintained all the way around. This stylish, aesthetically-pleasing symmetry is just one of the reasons architects and developers often specify Minima Sliding Doors for their projects.

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What are the main advantages of handleless doors?

The key reason to choose handleless doors for your extension or garden room is that the absence of a protruding handle allows for a consistent and uniform appearance all around the door frame. Minima’s sliding doors have a sleek, narrow profile with a frame size of just 20mm. In our opinion, it makes little sense to invest in high quality sliding doors if there’s a clunky handle in the way to spoil the clean lines and stylish, pared-back appearance.

The other benefit of handleless doors lies in the fact that less frame means more glass. The slimmer the frame of your contemporary sliding doors, the better the views will be. And as well as enjoying more open views of the garden, you will also be able to benefit from increased light levels in your interior. A home flooded with natural daylight is not only pleasing to the eye, it is also known to be highly beneficial in terms of health and wellbeing.

Read more here about the benefits of extra large slimline sliding doors

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What about security?

Another reason to choose handleless doors from Minima Sliding is that their advanced electronic locking system makes them one of the most secure doors on the market. Concealed in the door frame of the Ultraline sliding door system is a steel bolt which automatically slides across when activated via smart phone or wall switch. With no visible handle or obvious locking point, there is no clear point of attack for a potential intruder, and the electronic locking system is actually more secure than conventional manual locks.

While other providers on the market do offer a handleless door, the key difference with Minima is the fact that our locking mechanism can be easily integrated into a smart home system. This technology does away with the need for conventional door keys, allowing you to lock and unlock your sliding doors via a simple touch of your phone or wall pad. Needless to say, the award-winning Ultraline sliding door system easily surpasses the requirements of the PAS 24:2016 security standard.

Pro Tip: Make sure the doors you choose meet the security standard PAS24 as required by building regulations.  

Looking for handleless doors for your project? Give Minima Sliding a call to find out more about the award-winning Ultraline sliding door system.