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Aluminium Stacking Doors: Your complete guide

By 25th Oct 2021Jan 7th, 2022No Comments
Aluminium Stacking Doors Your complete guide

Bringing the outside in has been a trend in modern home layouts for more than a decade. Why? Because homeowners, especially those with large back gardens, want to feel a sense of unity with nature from the comfort of their couch. As such, aluminium stacking doors have become an expected standard feature in modern homes, and are increasingly common in office buildings with courtyards or open-plan layouts. In this article, you’ll find your complete guide to this trendy and timeless solution.

What are Aluminium stacking doors?

Just like a standard aluminium sliding door, only ten times better. Aluminium stacking doors are folding doors made of multiple panels that slide and stack away neatly to one or, depending on how large the entryway is, two sides. Stacking doors are typically made in the same way as standard aluminium sliding doors and allow a lot of light into a space. They are the perfect entryway transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, making them incredibly popular among homeowners who entertain regularly.

Aluminium stacking door designs

When it comes to design, there are two main options available for stacking doors: framed, and frameless.

Framed Aluminium Stacking Doors

Also known as bi-fold, folding, or concertina doors, framed stacking aluminium doors work well to merge indoor and outdoor living spaces. Each of the door’s panels folds and slides making it easy to open and store stacked to one side, and clearing the entryway entirely. Our stacking doors are made of several glass panels encased by durable aluminium frames. These frames, like all our other aluminium products, are available in a range of colours and finishes making them the perfect addition to any space.

Frameless Aluminium Stacking Doors

Essentially the same as their framed counterpart, frameless aluminium stacking doors are made up of multiple glass panels that fold and slide behind one another to completely open up an entryway and living space. This door system is unique because it does not contain frames that separate its glass panels. This allows for uninterrupted views and creates a feeling of openness.

Frameless stacking doors are secure, easy to use and versatile. They’re the perfect addition to both residential and commercial spaces as they’re highly customisable and are available in a range of colours that complement the aesthetics of any space.

The construction detail of aluminium stacking doors

The construction detail of aluminium stacking doors

Fairly simple in terms of construction, our framed and frameless stacking glass door solutions consist of several individual panels or doors that work on an elaborate runner system, allowing the panels to be stacked away neatly. Each panel is fitted to a set of high-quality stainless steel wheels. These wheels are responsible for the effortless, smooth sliding motion associated with our sliding door solutions.

Our popular Vistafold stacking door system comes in three typical configurations: 3 panels for small entryways, 5 panels for medium or standard size entryways, and 7 panels for large entryways. Panels in all configurations are available with or without midrails.

What are the advantages of Aluminium stacking doors?

There are various pros to installing both framed and frameless aluminium stacking doors, and these are our favourites:

  • Security – made from tempered safety glass, we guarantee that every panel in our framed and frameless stacking door systems is shatter-proof, durable, and well, safe. Each of our door systems come standard with an A-grade lock and connection system that works to improve the security of your home, office or shop.
  • Versatility – being highly customisable means that our stacking folding doors can only elevate the visual appeal of the space they’re installed in. The customisable elements of these door systems include their colours, finishings and hardware.
  • Functionality – durable, rust-resistant, weatherproof and requiring minimal maintenance, our stacking aluminium door systems can provide an effective, highly functional barrier for any space.
  • Aesthetic Appeal – aside from being available in a variety of colours and finishes, our stackable sliding aluminium doors are made predominantly out of glass, meaning they provide uninterrupted views. Our frameless glass solutions are ideal for homes, sure. But they’re also incredibly practical for commercial use as they can work to create a comfortable, open and inviting atmosphere.

How much do stacking doors cost?

No two aluminium door solutions are made equal. And since all our products are customisable, there’s no one-size-fits-all sort of price list available. The same can be said for the cost of the labour involved in the installation process.


This being said, you can reach out for a quick quote and we’ll let you know what you should expect to budget for your next stacking aluminium sliding door. Alternatively, you can contact us directly and speak to one of our expert consultants for more information on which aluminium door system will meet your needs.

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Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore is the CEO of Inso Architectural Solutions