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Patio Doors Trowbridge, Melksham & Surrounding Areas 

Patio doors have become an essential part of any modern home; whether we live in a period cottage or a new contemporary build, we all like to be able to open up the view to the outside, let in light, and bring in fresh air in good weather, through a set of patio doors.

Once you’ve decided to have patio doors installed, you have to face the hard part of the process: deciding on what type of patio doors would best suit your house. The choice can be rather overwhelming.

A good place to start is to consult with us at Alan Joy Windows. Not only can you rest assured that when you are dealing with us you will be supplied with only top quality patio doors, but our years of experience in the installation of doors and windows means we are perfectly placed to advise you on the most suitable choice for your situation.

We’ve been professionally installing patio doors of all types in Trowbridge, Chippenham, Melksham and elsewhere in and around our local area for many years, leaving many contented clients in our wake.

We’ve seen the patio door market evolve from simple timber-framed, single-glazed double French doors back in the 1960s through to today’s beautiful double-glazed bi-fold doors which allow you to open up a whole wall of your house to the outdoors.

There are several types of patio doors available:

  • If you have a small opening in which to fit patio doors it may be best to have a set of French doors – two doors hinged on each side of the frame that lock together in the middle. French doors generally come in standard sizes of 1.2m, 1.5m or 1.8m wide. You can have the doors double-glazed as one large glass panel, or choose smaller panes. Bear in mind that French doors usually open outwards.
  • Pocket doors are sliding patio doors with a “pocket” frame built into the wall allowing glazed sliding door panels to be pushed all the way back into it. This allows for the complete unobstructed opening of the width of the door, which disappears from view, removing any barrier between indoors and outdoors. This style of patio door needs enough space available within the walls to accommodate the pockets. It is generally difficult to fit pocket patio doors into an existing property; they are more suited to new builds or new extensions that can be planned specifically to accommodate the sliding tracks and wall structure for the pockets.
  • Ordinary sliding doors are a good solution for wide span openings that are too big for French doors. Sliding patio doors usually feature glass panels that slide sideways along a track to open, stacking at the end of the frame. It is most important that sliding patio doors are professionally installed, because inaccurate fitting can result in unreliable operation with doors coming adrift of the tracks or not closing and locking correctly.
  • Bi-fold doors consist of three or more individual glazed panels that fold and slide along a supporting track in a concertina motion, stacking at either end when open. These doors can cover openings of up to 5m or more wide and are extremely popular with contemporary homeowners because when open there is an uninterrupted flow from inside to outside.
  • Another option – an alternative to bi-fold or sliding doors – is Pivoting Patio Doors. These have glazed panels in a slim frame that can be individually swung open on a central pivot. These are stylish, but not suitable for areas exposed to heavy weather or high traffic, since they have minimal framing and offer only a narrow opening.

Most of these types of patio doors come in a variety of frames, such as aluminium, wood or uPVC. In most cases various colours and finishes are available.

If you are considering installing patio doors, or replacing old patio doors, give us a call so that we can explain all the options and give you a no obligation quotation for your choice of doors.


fitters_vanOur friendly and efficient service begins by us carefully taking note of your requirements and ideas. We will then undertake a survey and draw up outline plans and costings, taking into account your particular needs and budget. Next we develop these proposals with you before agreeing a final, detailed design, specification and price.

Our aim is to help you to get the appearance, style, convenience and construction quality you want . . . at the most competitive price.

It’s then for you to decide and you’ll be glad to know we won’t try to pressure you at all!

After-Sales Service

It is our aim to ensure that you are happy with our service. To that end we:

We very much hope you don’t have a problem, but if you do please give us a call and we will do our best to fix it – and promptly! As we are a local company, our service engineer is never far away!

In fact, we are so keen for you to tell people that our service was of the highest quality we give you a recommendation card to pass on to your friends. If they place an order with us worth over £500.00, the recommender will get a £20 voucher for Marks & Spencers.


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