Glazing bars for Aluco Exterior Doors

Aluco Aluminium offers the most diverse range of bar options and combinations for our Exterior Collection of single and French doors. The glazing bars for Aluco exterior doors let you design your doors exactly as you need them, whether you prefer a slimmer overall aesthetic, one that is bolder in appearance or even a combination of slim, medium or larger glazing bars.

How to choose the best glazing bars for Aluco Exterior Doors.

We have all manner of combinations of glazing bars for Aluco exterior doors available. Our glazing bars offer many design solutions depending on the sizes, design, and nature of your steel-look patio doors. Here are some ways to design your Aluco patio doors from our exemplary Exterior Collection.

Floating lock option with 20mm glazing bars

This design gives you the slimmest possible bar option when combined with the distinctive floating lock option on Aluco doors.

Typically these doors come in a three panel design with two horizontal 20mm bars one above, and one below the lock body.

Benefit: A contemporary lock backplate with the slimmest bars.

picture of a steel-look door with glazing bars.
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Floating lock option with 25mm bars

The contemporary floating lock, is unique to Aluco doors, with a slightly wider 25mm glazing bar.

Suitable for doors in a three panel design typically as they create the most balanced styling.

Benefit: The contemporary lock backplate, unique to Aluco with a slightly more prominent-sized bar.

42mm glazing bars for Aluco exterior doors

The 42mm transom/glazing bar provides a bolder style and is positioned above and below the lock backplate.

You can create a five-module door as indicated with slimmer or similar-size transoms. This picture shows the 42mm bar with 25mm bars above and below.

Benefit: Bolder and more prominent door style.

Glazing bars for aluco exterior doors showing doors in a brick opening

Standard lock and handle backplate with 20mm glazing bars.

Our standard backplate is also available with the same slim 20mm glazing bars.

The backplate is slightly narrower than the floating option and has a picture-frame detail around the perimeter.

Benefit: The most authentic style replicating old steel doors with 19mm glazing bars.

glazing bars for aluco exterior doors in a kitchen door

Aluco full-height door with 25mm glazing bars

Our full-height lock and handle backplate option is another unique feature of Aluco doors, giving a more contemporary styling.

This design works very well as a four module door with three bars or can be done with a single bar or just two.

Benefit: When you want the steel look in a more modern style, and equal glass sizes without the steel-inspired backplate.

42mm glazing bars on Aluco Exterior doors

Our larger glazing bar/transom perfect for exterior doors with side panels or as standalone single or French Doors.

This size of glazing bar uses our standard lock and handle backplate, similar to old steel doors.

Benefit: Allows completely equal sightlines, especially when used with side panels or fixed windows.

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Giving you the perfect steel-look for your patio doors

Our glazing bars for Aluco exterior doors are available with single doors as well as double doors and can also work in fixed windows, side panels and combination screens such as corner designs.

Every one of our glazing bar designs provides the authentic steel-look but gives you options in the style of door you want. Perhaps you want the more discreet grid-like pattern, in which case the 20mm or the 25mm options work best. When you want a prominent design, the 42mm options work best because of their larger profile creates a very strong look, especially in the popular black colour.

Even better, our designs work not just with horizontal bar options but also where you have vertical bars running through your doors giving a multi-panel style.

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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.