Growth market

AC Aluminium recently installed a 9m wide anthracite grey aluminium patio door in a home in County Durham using the KLS patio system from Exlabesa Building Systems.

Carl Buckingham, of AC Aluminium, said: “We’re delighted with the results – and so is the customer.

“Large aperture aluminium patio doors, as featured in this property, are a growth market for us and are overtaking bifold doors as the homeowner favourite.

“In the UK, patio doors are more often closed than open due to our changing seasons. With a sliding patio you can have a much larger glass area than on a bifold, so the views are much less interrupted. Demand for large aperture patios has gained momentum in the last couple of years and we are seeing little signs of this trend slowing down.”