Neuffer's wooden lift and slide doors create dramatic open spaces and allow for a seamless transition from your home to garden. With the traditional beauty of wood and a modern lift and slide mechanism, your home will enjoy large uninterrupted views outside coupled with effortless access. Large sashes up to hundreds of pounds can be lifted and slid open with only a few fingers. All of our doors are completely designed and crafted in Germany and outfitted with the latest heavy duty German made hardware and glass.

Overview & Advantages

Modern wood doors are a charming addition to any home and add style, space and flexibility. Lift and Slide doors connect balconies, patios and gardens to your home via huge open spaces, enabling your family to move in and out with ease. Despite the rise of materials such as fiberglass, vinyl and aluminum, wood remains a beloved and popular choice for both windows and doors. It offers natural insulation and unmatched beauty while also being renewable and fully recyclable. Its advantages include:

  • Dozens of species, finishes and colours
  • Great sound and thermal insulation
  • Weather resistance
  • Durability and Security
  • Curb appeal and increased home value

All of our wooden lift and slide doors are made-to-order and delivered prefinished to you, ready to install.

Lift & Slide vs. Other Types

In contrast to old fashioned sliding doors that move along a bottom track, lift and slide doors function by rotating the handle 180 degrees. The entire sash is lifted off the track and can be effortlessly slid open or closed. Thus, it is also lowered back down when closed. This means the full weight of the sash presses downwards and creates an airtight seal. This eliminates the drafts and energy loss associated with common sliding doors. The door can also be lowered and the handle locked when partially open. Since the full weight presses downwards, which can be hundreds of pounds in some cases, it is extremely difficult to move. Thus, you can safely leave it cracked with peace of mind.

Standard sliding doors move along tracks on the floor and provide little mechanical assistance in opening. The user thus must push the full weight of the door which is not only unnecessary work, but also rubs against and wears out the seals over time. 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 costly repairs.

Freedom of Design

Neuffer offers a range of custom options to ensure that we can craft a high quality bespoke solution for your project.

Colours & Finishes

First, choose from among our many available wood with both hardwoods and softwoods. Our selection includes pine, oak, larch, meranti, walnut, cherry, spruce and many more. Next, you can choose from the entire range of RAL colours or opt for no paint and instead one of our natural stains and finishes.

Glazing and Insulation

Lift and Slide doors feature large glazed 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 glazing 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

A large glass surfaces can be a potential vulnerability depending on its location. A second or third floor balcony door presents little risk while ground level doors should be configured with further security options. These include 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 can be configured individually for you.

Please contact us for further information and a free quote for your project.

Care & Cleaning

Modern wood frames require significantly less upkeep than historic ones due to improved construction methods and better exterior sealing and finishing. Today's profiles need far less maintenance and require just basic cleaning and refinishing over the years to easily last decades. No expensive or complicated treatments are necessary.

All you need is warm water, mild soap, a soft non-abrasive cloth or brush and wood care milk. Quick, basic cleaning is recommended twice a year and refinishing or repainting every several years. The exact schedule will depend on your local climate and weather.

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