Transform your living space with more natural light and large openings. Our stunning lift and slide doors are bold, beautiful and come equipped with the finest German made fittings. With premium design and excellent energy performance, they add style, flexibility and security to any home while emphasizing your home's connection to the outdoors. Neuffer offers four frame materials, custom sizes, colours and glazing to meet your architectural and performance needs.
Lift and Slide Doors Systems
Overview & Advantages
Neuffer's lift & slide patio doors complement our range of custom high performance windows and doors. They are made exclusively in Germany and feature a range of security options ensuring that each one meets our high standards for quality control and of course, your individual requirements. In contrast to old fashioned sliding doors that move along a bottom track horizontally, lift and slide doors feature a different opening mechanism that improves usability, security and energy-efficiency.
By rotating the handle, the entire sliding sash is effortlessly lifted off the ground and slid to the side. Because the sash is physically lifted off the ground to slide, it is also lowered back down when closed (whether partially or completely). This means the full weight of the sash presses downwards creating an airtight seal, eliminating draughts and energy loss.
Lift & Slide vs. Standard Patio Doors
Standard sliding doors move along tracks on the floor and provide little mechanical assistance in opening. That means pushing the full weight of the door which not only creates extra work, but also rubs against and wears out the seals. Over time, traditional sliding patio doors begin to leak air due to deformed or worn seals and can allow moisture in. This leads to wasted energy, cold spots inside and eventual repairs.
By turning the handle of a lift and slide door 180 degrees, the sash is lifted up and can effortlessly glide along a series of rollers in the track. This means it slides free of the weather seals eliminating wear and making opening and closing easier for you. The door can also be lowered and locked partially open. Since the full weight is pressing downwards, which can be up to several hundred kilograms in some cases, it is extremely difficult to move. Thus, you can safely leave it ajar with peace of mind.
Sliding Doors with Your Choice of Custom Options:
Door Frame Materials
We offer two main materials, timber and uPVC as either stand alone products or with aluminium cladding. Each option offers a different set of features.
UPVC is well suited to those on a tight budget while still offering most of the same customisation options. It can be upgraded to improve thermal performance and security as required. Timber boasts great insulation and strength without additional reinforcement, foam or internal chambers. It provides a traditional and natural look for any home while requiring a bit more upkeep than synthetic materials.
Aluminium cladding represents the best of both worlds. Aluclad uPVC provides solid security, durability, insulation and aesthetics at a great price. For the ultimate bespoke solution and premium aesthetics, aluclad timber frames are second to none. They feature a sleek modern look outside and robust weather resistance. This means minimal upkeep over the years while retaining the cosy look of wood indoors.
Glazing Choices for Energy Efficiency, Security & Soundproofing
Lift and Slide doors feature large glass surfaces to provide the most natural light possible and the best views. Since most of the doors' total surface area is glass, your choice of glass plays a major role in overall energy efficiency and final u-values. Triple glazing with low Ug-values combined with non-conductive warm edge spacers represent the best combination for thermal performance. Additionally, the gaps between each pane can be filled with argon, a noble gas which is less conductive than normal air.
Hardware & Fittings
Large glass surfaces can be a potential vulnerability depending on their location. A second floor balcony door presents little risk while ground level doors should require more security. This includes multipoint locking, shootbolts, locking handles and concealed hinges. Laminated safety glass should be installed on the outermost pane at least in order to provide an added layer of security and make breaking the glass difficult. All of these options and more are available and allow for a completely individual configuration.
Colours & Finishes
uPVC frames are available in a large selection of RAL colours as well as decors such as woodgrain for example. Our solid timber frames are available both in the entire RAL colour palette as well as a range of natural stains and finishes. Aluminium is also available in the RAL colour range applied to the anodised surface via powder coating. Dual colour options are also available.