15 Jan

Different Types of uPVC Doors and Their Key Features

Posted 6:00 am, January 15, 2020 by AIS Windows / Category: UPVC Windows

Types of uPVC Doors and Key Features

Despite being one of the oldest polymers in existence, it is only in recent years that uPVC has gained ground as a popular building material in the world of architecture. Owing to its numerous benefits and visual appeal, uPVC can not only make your windows and doors multi-functional but also enhances their aesthetic appearance. Let us find out more about this favourite building material.

What is uPVC?

uPVC stands for Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. It is a form of plastic that is quite hard and inflexible. It is because of this quality that uPVC is also known as rigid PVC.  The word ‘unplasticised’ simply means that no additives or plasticizers are added during the manufacturing process. uPVC is known to offer benefits that include easy maintenance, energy-efficiency, and durability. Due to these benefits, uPVC is extensively used in the architectural industry.

Why are uPVC Door Windows your Best Pick?

Besides their many functional qualities, uPVC door windows can easily be fitted as internal or external doors. You can easily use them for front and back entrances. Most people think that uPVC doors can only be white, but this is a wrong assumption. uPVC door windows are available in a wide range of colours and finishes. They are also available in a vast array of styles, making them the perfect pick for your home or office.

Types of uPVC doors

Slide-and-Fold Doors

Also known as accordion doors, uPVC Slide-and-Fold doors are the ideal choice for large spaces. These doors appear like a virtual wall and offer generous and barrier-free entry to large terraces, conference rooms, rooms that open up to patios, among others. They can also be used as dividers in hotels. A unique feature of these doors is that they can be folded much like an accordion and pushed to one side. This not only saves space but also gives an unobstructed and grand view of the outdoors. The frames of these doors can either be fixed or moving. Due to their design, you can either open them inwards or outwards.

Key Features

Easy to Operate

These doors have a simple structure and are extremely easy to operate.


These doors come with multi-point locking systems that offer an additional layer of protection to your property.

Panoramic View

As these doors look like a virtual wall, they give you a fantastic view of your city, garden, or backyard.


It is effortless to maintain uPVC Slide-and-Fold doors. When they get dirty, you can easily wipe the dirt off with a standard household cleaner.

Varied Uses

uPVC Slide-and-Fold doors have myriads of applications. They are perfect for large open spaces, balconies, bungalows, and villas.

French Doors

uPVC French doors are hinged double doors that open either inwards or outwards. Besides the maximum leaf size, you can have complete access to the width of the doors when they are opened. They are one of the most aesthetically pleasing designs, and their addition will bring a touch of 17th CE Renaissance architecture to your property.

Key Features


French doors have multi-point locks. They also have only one opening handle from inside. Both these features make French doors one of the most secure forms of doors.

Long Life-Span

uPVC French doors have a long product life as they are less prone to contracting or expanding and can continue giving you the best performance. They are also dustproof and highly durable.


It is very easy to maintain these doors. All they require is an easy wipe using a clean cloth and a door cleaner.

Optimal Daylighting and Air Circulation

uPVC French doors function just like windows allowing an ample amount of natural light to pass through. Installing solar control glass solutions in your uPVC French doors will keep you protected from harmful UV rays and unwanted heat of the sun. Moreover, these doors are a great way to extend your living space, especially when they open up to patios or gardens.

Varied Uses

These doors are perfect for rooms that open up to patios, balconies, and terraces.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are doors that can be opened horizontally by sliding along a track, usually parallel to a wall. These doors can either be mounted on top of a track or below it or even be installed in a way that they disappear in a wall when opened – pocketed sliding doors. More and more people are opting for sliding doors. Sliding doors are made with two separate panels of glass within uPVC frames.

Key Features


As one glass pane slides over the other, sliding doors, don’t take up much space. They allow larger entryways as compared to conventional hinged doors and hence are ideal for smaller and more complex spaces.

Seamlessly Brings the Outdoors Within

As sliding doors are made up of glass panes, they provide you an unobstructed outside view.  Moreover, owing to their structure and design, they create a seamless flow between the indoors and the outdoors, offering panoramic views.

Protection from Pollution

uPVC sliding doors are airtight, which is why they protect the interiors of your property from air and noise pollution.

Natural Light

The extra-large glass panes of sliding doors that run from top to bottom allow a sufficient amount of natural light to enter the spaces.

Easy Access

uPVC sliding doors can easily be slid open via just a gentle push, and once opened, they offer easy and obstacle-free access to the outdoors.

Varied Uses

uPVC sliding doors are best suited for closets in hallways, lobbies and conference rooms, patient restrooms, smaller rooms in residential and commercial buildings, rooms opening up to patios, backyards, and terraces.

Casement Doors

Casement doors are hinged from the side and have a single sash as opposed to French doors having a dual sash. They can be designed to open either inwards or outwards.

Key Features


These uPVC doors have excellent insulation properties that help lower your energy consumption. This means that you don’t have to pay a hefty amount for heating bills. Furthermore, you will also burn less fuel, which makes this a more environment-conscious decision.


uPVC casement doors insulate your house against noise. This becomes an essential feature if your home is near a busy street or nightclubs.

Long Life-Span

These doors have a long product life as they have a low coefficient of expansion. They are also termite-proof. Moreover, natural elements such as dirt, sudden alterations in temperature won’t be able to alter its look as it is also fade-resistant.

Varied Uses

uPVC casement doors are ideal for rooms that provide access to patios, balconies, or backyards.

Lift-and-Slide Doors

uPVC Lift-and-Slide doors are a new-gen operation driven by the need for unusually large panels. These doors sit on their track and are opened when their handle is rotated at an angle of 180°. This lifts the door onto its rollers and allows movement. These doors can be built either straight, curved, or in a corner. Moreover, their panels can slide against a jamb, along an outside wall, or into a wall pocket. You can also opt for a partial opening by getting the door designed in such a way that the slider panel stops in the middle.

Key Features

Weather Sealing

These uPVC Lift-and-Slide doors come with a double compression seal, which provides unparalleled weather sealing.

Unobstructed View

As these doors look like glass walls and are designed to accommodate large openings, they will provide you with the best view of your garden or cityscape.

Heavy -Duty Hardware

The large panels that are installed are heavy-duty hardware due to which they have a huge load-bearing capacity.


uPVC Lift-and-Slide doors have galvanized steel cores which are very difficult to break. This means that you don’t have to worry about the safety of your home.

Wish to install uPVC door windows into your new home or your renovation project? Then, look no further than AIS Windows – a subsidiary of India’s leading glass manufacturer – Asahi India Glass Limited. Our 360-degree uPVC door windows solutions will take care of all your needs – anti-pollution, security, acoustics, energy-efficiency, and privacy. And what’s more, our one-of-a-kind door designs are sure to draw out oohs and aahs from those who behold them. So, to make the best of the union of advanced functionality and eye-catching aesthetics, contact AIS Windows today!

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