uPVC Patio Doors – The Doorway To Your Little Piece Of Heaven

People are always looking for patio ideas for the best way to achieve a natural extension from their residence out onto the patio or garden. If you are going to have a doorway from the home to the patio then you need to make it a good one. There is no point in having a solid timber door that restricts your views and neither does it make a lot of sense to have a badly sealed single glazed door that will let all of the heat escape from your room. uPVC patio doors offer the best and most cost effective solution for you.

Patios are a very popular feature in both large and small gardens. They can be designed to appear to be an extension of the home and can be protected by patio covers in order to be able to be used even if the weather is not perfect.

Speaking of inclement weather, it is very important that the door that leads from the living area to the garden is well sealed when closed. In these financially difficult times, the last thing you want is to be losing heat through your patio door, as heat loss means more money from your pocket spent in trying to keep your home warm.

Selecting the correct door, which should allow a lot of natural light into your home, will mean that you can leave your internal lights off for longer during the evening and also that you will be able to enjoy the views of your patio for longer. Even in the wintertime, you should be able to see the garden birds that will come to your patio if you leave out some tasty scraps for them.

Quality patio doors made from uPVC are easy to maintain, are durable and are very secure. This is a comfort to homeowners as many couples both work away from home during the day and want their home to be secure in their absence.

Having good access to your patio area is also important if you are considering having friends around and want to be able to move from the house to the garden with ease. You do not want to have to bring them out through the kitchen back door to get to the barbecue area. Simply open up your patio door and let them flow between the living room and the garden with ease.

A well constructed patio area will add value to a property if you ever decide to put it on the market. First impressions are important and a well tended garden and patio area encourages potential purchasers to place a bid on a property. uPVC windows and doors in general are also very important when it comes to making that all important good first impression.


When you think of installing a stone patio, you probably think it has to be done by a professional. The truth is, anyone can build a basic stone patio and do it with just a few tools and a little know-how.

You have to make sure you make all the correct measurements and dig the hole so that it is level. Other than those two important steps, it can all be done over a weekend! The video below shows you how to do it.


One of the best ways to make your patio more accomodating is to put in a fire pit. When the weather starts to get nippy at night, you can still get some use out of your patio if you have a nice relaxing fire going. Even in the summer, a patio fire pit provides extra light and just enough warmth when the sun goes down.

If you were going to build a fire pit in your yard, you might be able to make it yourself by digging a hole and surrounding it with bricks. However, that isn't possible on a patio and you will most likely need to invest in one of the commercial patio fire pits that you can find in stores or online.

Some of the ones I found online are listed below and you can probably find more at a store in your town that specializes in outdoor heating or a home and garden store.

Sojoe Fire Pit

Cobraco Hand Hammered Copper Fire Tub

Uniflame WAD820SP Firepit Table

Copper Fire Pits

Putting in a fire pit is one of those patio ideas that you will wonder why you didn't do sooner. In our neighborhood, there is only one house that has one and guess who's house is the most frequent gathering spot? With a fire pit on your patio, you can roast marshmallows and tell stories way past the time when everyone would have had to move inside after it gets dark.


There are several good options for patio doors: sliding glass patio doors and French patio doors are two of the more popular ones as both of these give you the maximum amount of light. When you are thinking of all the patio ideas you can come up with to make it a great family space, don't forget the doors!

Patio doors are usually full length doors where there is a lot of glass. They often get a lot of use everyday as people go in and out, especially in the summer months. Good doors for your patio need to be made well so they are strong enough to handle all the use. They also need to have double panes and a tight fit so that they can give you a draft free environment.

You can get sliding French patio doors that will give you that special look you want as well as the space savings of doors that slide back and forth. You can also get ones that open outward and are hinged if you choose. They are most often made out of wood, vinyl, fiberglass, steel, or aluminum and you can look around your local stores to find the style and material you like.

Sliding glass patio doors come with either 2, 3, or 4 panels and they come so that you can install them yourself. If you are not a do it yourselfer, you will need a professional to put them in and make sure all the seals are properly functioning. In each case, there will be 1 or more panels that do not move and then panels that do move so everything needs to be installed by someone who knows what they are doing.

Typically, the bigger and fancier your patio, the more you might think of upgrading your doors. The patio and the doors that lead out to it are connected in your mind as they all seem part of the overall design. If you have a nice patio, then you need to explore all the different designs for doors that will compliment it the best.