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Planning your new home`s design, renovating or extending your house is not just challenging, but also brings up a lot of questions about regulations, permits, town planning. The purpose of our Ask the Designer page is to give you lots of valuable information so you can get prepared. Have a browse through our topics and see if somebody has already asked something similar. Or to save time, type your question topic in the Search box and see what you find. If you can`t find the answer for you question, click on the orange Ask your question here button. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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We have an old sliding door roughly 6 meters long from our living to alfresco, what are our options for replacing this door?

Generally there are three options:

Stacker doors are your general slider which comes in 3-6 panels depending on the opening size. It is a cost effective solution and gives you a big opening, however the tracks holding the doors are wide and may not fit the depth of the wall.

Centre opening 4 panel sliders is another cost effective solution and also have minimal track width. Their only drawback is that they do not provide as much opening as other options.

Bi-fold doors are very fashionable and provide the greatest opening with minimal track width. The drawback is the cost and is difficult to install flyscreens.

Check out some of your local door and windows manufacture for more ideas.

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