A guide to Aluco sliding internal doors

Giving you the desirable steel-look, heritage or Art-Deco style with space saving are Aluco internal sliding doors. These stylish, functional and inline doors transform property interiors with their slim lines, elegant styling, clever features and functionality. In this guide to Aluco internal sliding doors, we tell you all you need to know about the product, where you can use them and the design options available.

What are Aluco sliding internal doors?

internal sliding doors between a dressing room and a bathroom

Part of the Aluco Interior Collection of steel-inspired doors and screens, Aluco internal sliding doors are designed to give you all the advantages of the steel-look internally, but in a sliding door design.

Hinged doors are of course, perfect for any doorway inside a home or light-commercial building, but they will always take up some space in the open position. Sliding doors work differently, sliding on a track at the top of the doors, meaning they slide either in front of a wall, or a glass side panel and they take up no space when opened.

How you can design Aluco internal sliding doors?

There are numerous ways to configure internal sliding doors. First are the single and double door designs.

picture of sliding door designs

You can also have other combinations with additional transoms.

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Aluco internal sliding doors also come with side panels with the doors sliding in front of these.

Opening, Closing and Sliding options with sliding internal doors

When thinking about the design of your new internal sliding doors, there are three ways for these to slide open and where they park.

aluco internal sliding doors sliding in front of a wall

Sliding in front of a wall

Suspended from the top our Aluco internal sliding doors here replace an original set of hinged doors, obvious by the original threshold at the bottom.

Creating a more space-saving design, our doors are finished in a white matt colour, and fully opened, these slide and park in front of the existing wall.

Sliding into a wall pocket

Shown here in a stunning property are two sets of sliding internal doors, one fully closed and the other sliding into a wall pocket.

These doors are designed with you to ensure your new interior walls can comfortably accommodate the pocket sliding design.

internal pocket doors in a luxury lounge
picture of black sliding room divider.

Sliding in front of a side panel

Available with single doors or a pair of sliding internal doors as shown here, the doors can side behind a side panel.

The benefit of this design is a full glass screen with the doors closed, where normally there would be a wall. As a result, this design is ideal for larger doorways and where you envisage keeping your doors closed for longer.

The side panel with the doors open or closed lets in lots of natural daylight.

Aluco sliding internal doors sizes

Our sliding door sizes are based on the sliding door panels only and do not include side panels.

  • Minimum Width 900MM
  • Minimum Height 1500mm
  • Maximum Width 1200MM
  • Maximum Height 2300mm

Colour options with Aluco sliding doors

Black remains the most popular colour for doors in this style, but we also provide our sliding doors in virtually any other colour including textured and metallic finishes.

Aluco Aluminium profiles

All Aluco sliding internal doors use architectural quality premium aluminium produced by the leading aluminium extruders. We use only prime aluminium billet and not aluminium from recycled materials. Our sliding doors offer the perfect combination of quality, strength and reliability, whilst always designed to be stylish and authentic in appearance.

Information about Aluco Aluminium Colours

All Aluco aluminium profiles are coated using advanced profile pretreatment and coating methods, ensuring a luxurious and premium finish in your choice of over 150 RAL colours or special colours made to order. Every profile is professional coated only by certified and approved colour applicators, using colour powders from the best possible manufacturers and applied in a controlled, certified and quality-controlled environment.

Aluco sliding internal doors have the same premium colour finish as our exterior range of doors and windows, designed to be easy to clean, durable and withstand the vigours of everyday living.

The great features of Aluco sliding internal doors

We have cleverly designed our sliding doors to provide lots of great features and user comforts. First of all, is the fantastic soft-close facility. This ingenious piece of hardware is designed to stop the doors from slamming shut. An adjustable soft-close facility slowly closes the door against its frame. A hidden piston keeps the door open flush against the wall. To close the door, push against the piston and watch the door leaf retract and spring out, ready to close.

Next are the ultra-slim sightlines we’ve designed into our internal sliding doors, giving you the desired slim and sleek steel-inspired design. The outer frame is just 34mm wide, the transoms are available with 20mm or 37mm sightlines. The desirable and prominent feature backplate is 150mm wide and 122mm tall. There is also a deep bottom rail option giving a more heritage appearance. All these slim lines also create a seamless and streamlined design, with a one-piece track and cover at the head, with no unsightly joints.

Doors sizes are equally impressive. Single sliding doors go as small as 600mm wide up to a lovely and wide 1500mm. Combined with side panels you can fill door apertures up to 3500mm wide and 2300mm high with elegant and functional sliding doors.

For the sliding door hardware, we’ve engineered a desirable flush door pull into the feature backplate in a choice of antique brass or satin chrome.

Finally, are the glass options provided in single safety glass, toughened or laminated with a substantial choice of clear, patterned, traditional reeded or other designs.

The finest aluminium sliding internal doors in the steel-look

Aluco internal sliding doors in a conservatory setting

Slim, sleek, beautiful, functional and, above all, authentic in styling. Aluco sliding internal doors are suitable for any interior door application. A larger hallway can benefit from a partition screen, creating a separate and insulated space. Of course, these are perfect as a room divider or where the styling of these doors works best, and space-saving is desired. Aluco sliding internal doors also work in dwellings, offices and other commercial spaces.

Seeing, viewing and personal service with Aluco internal doors

Aluco internal doors are only made by Aluco Aluminium and installed via our network of trained and approved Installers. Aluco Installers are independent businesses, supported by us with showrooms. Contact us for details of your nearest showroom. You can also visit our factory and premises to see for yourselves how we craft and hand-finish all our products.

Whichever way you choose to view and get help with your new Aluco doors, you are assured of a personal, professional and expert service.

Where you can use Aluco doors

Our Interior Collection of sliding or hinged doors is suitable for dwellings, for your living or dining room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or hallway. We can also custom-design your new doors to close off any space in standard or special designs.

Answers to frequently asked questions about sliding internal doors

We would love to help you create the perfect internal sliding doors for your property project, so do get in touch for personal, expert help and advice. Here are some answers to popular questions about our sliding doors.

Are internal sliding doors a good idea?

The advantage of an internal sliding door is its space saving capability whilst still delivering the desirable steel look. At the same time, sliding doors work better for larger apertures that may be too wide for a hinged door.

Do internal sliding doors need a bottom track?

A well designed internal sliding door should hang from the top, leaving the floor completely clear and step-free. Aluco internal sliding doors use a frame guide to keep the door in place, ensuring floors run uninterrupted. There is also no need to recess any track into the floor.

What are the disadvantages of an internal sliding door?

An internal sliding door offers all the advantages of hinged internal doors, with no obvious disadvantages . Because they slide, the handles are usually the flush mounted type rather than lever handles, but this is a styling feature rather than a disadvantage.

What is the most popular colour for internal doors?

Black and white are the most popular colours for internal doors as these work best with most styling and interior decors. Black in the steel-look gives the most authentic look of classic metal doors and is the preferred ‘industrial’ colour, however Aluco internal sliding doors come in any of 150 colours.

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National Coverage

Aluco Aluminium products are installed and supported by a national network of installers.

15:14 22 Mar 23
Just completed house renovation, using all the internal bespoke doors with glass panels. Absolutely delighted with the quality of doors and service. I was assisted every step of the way in getting the right size and format of extremely tall door. Keiran has been exceptionally helpful to deal with over the months from ordering to completion. 10/10I never usually do reviews but but I would say the whole experience and end result that has been achieved has been amazing.
Sarah PattersonSarah Patterson
15:28 13 Mar 23
So pleased with our new Aluco bifold doors, the best we could find on the market! We wanted bifolds with maximum glass area and no bulky frame and the Aluco doors were the perfect choice. Stunning, deep matte black colour, high quality, great choice of hardware and a first-class service. Highly recommend!
Michael HanksMichael Hanks
12:56 10 Mar 23
I've been looking for sometime to find a professional company to fit my new windows and doors and I'm so pleased I found you guys! - Aluco's products are 1st class and so easy to arrange, I just called Aluco, spoke to a very helpful lady who put me in touch with my local installer. I would definitely recommend this product & company :o)
Pauls Mc CrarrenPauls Mc Crarren
10:15 10 Jan 23
I recently had 3 sets of ALUCO exterior crital styled steel framed doors fitted to my property as part of an ongoing renovation. After looking around at various options Aluco was the only manufacturer that I felt could deliver the style I was looking for. With most other companies I thought the design was bulky and not finished to the finesse Aluco has achieved . Based on my experience I can honestly thoroughly recommend this manufacturer and will look to use them again on any future projects
Richard HansonRichard Hanson
09:42 20 May 22
Aluco is leading the way in steel look windows and doors, they are high quality, competitively priced and offering excellent external and internal ranges. We are extremely happy to supply their products to our valued customers.