Lift & slide your way to a more energy efficient home with our XP Glide R sliding door system. Our energy efficient sliding doors are premium quality, offering excellent thermal efficiency that can achieve overall U values as low as 1.4W/m2K.


The XP Glide R is a slender lift & slide system with a slim outer frame and a sightline of just 69mm on twin track doors and 98mm on triple track sliding doors. The system also boasts an intelligent built in drainage system meaning the door is ideal for exposed locations whilst still maintaining a contemporary and sleek aesthetic.

The ease of operation of the XP Glide R is immediately noticeable, and the lift & slide mechanism also means the door can be locked in any position, making it ideal for properties with children, for gatherings or to simply allow some ventilation whilst still having the door locked and secure.


Lockable in any position

Moving corner post available

All panels sliding available

Almost effortless to slide and operate.


  • Designer purity steel handles available
  • Secured by Design accredited product for extra piece of mind.
  • 69mm typical sightline on twin track sliding doors.
  • 98mm typical sightline on triple track sliding doors.
  • The lift and slide mechanism ensures the door is suitable for the most exposed locations.
  • Heavy duty product that is designed for big sizes.
  • Intelligent built-in drainage system in the bottom track.


A two track system offers two and four panel sliding doors with a 50% clear opening.

  • Because of the quality and strength of our external sliding door systems, we can manufacture a door in excess of 5000 mm x 2400 mm split into just two sections, and the doors themselves can be manufactured up to 2700mm tall with a slim outer frame and a sightline of just 69mm.


Our triple track door system offers a slim outer frame, a sightline of 98mm and numerous flexible configurations:

  • Three panels can create a two-thirds opening, or a middle sliding panel with two fixed.
  • For a wall of glass, six panels with three stacking either side offers both symmetry and a huge opening, creating an impressive sliding door which will transform your property.


  • An internal up stand which can be set against the finished floor level for a flush internal finish
  • Burglar-resistant design up to security class WK2
  • 98 mm typical sight line which can house double glazed unit weighing up to 300 kg
  • 69 mm typical sight line on two panel lift and slide doors
  • Lockable in any open position
  • The elevating sliding gearing makes operation easy
  • Designer handle range available
  • Moving corner post available
  • Overall U values as low as 1.4W/m2k
  • EN 12211, EN 12211 Wind loading up to 1200 Pa
  • EN 12208 Watertight up to 600 Pa
  • EN 12207 Air tightness up to 600 Pa
  • Tested to stringent PAS 024:2012 testing standards
  • Secured by Design accredited product
  • Available with all panels sliding

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colour choices for the front door


Beautiful and durable, our selection of colour options mean that you can have the exact colour you want, but you don’t have to worry about wear.

We have three ranges with 200 RAL colours to choose from, including wood grain and metallic effects. So, whether you’re looking for a colour to complement your property, or you want to make a statement, you’re sure to find the right colour for your project.

Durability is never an issue, because your aluminium sliding doors are powder-coated with colour. It’s baked-on, providing a lasting finish that won’t peel off or lose its colour – and is guaranteed for 10 years.




Standard range

Want a fast turnaround and a premium look? We keep large stocks of our three most RAL popular colours.

9016 Traffic White

9005 Jet Black

7016 Anthracite Grey

Essence range

Developed by our design experts, our unique range of seven metallic colours has proved to be our most popular special finishes. They’re so exclusive they’re not even available within our standard RAL range.

Thunder Grey

Magma Grey

Stove Black

Smoke Grey




Elite range

Our final selection of special colours offers enhanced durability and a premium textured metallic finish for added sophistication.

Emerald green

Agate green

Stone Grey

Trojan Bronze

Space Grey

Ivory Cream

Umber Brown

Pearl White

Midnight Blue

Vintage Cream







There are also up to 200 RAL colours to choose from including slight discounts for RAL 9007, RAL 7021 & RAL 7032 due to their popularity.

9007 Silver Grey

7021 Black Grey

7032 Pebble Grey


XP Glide R doors available online

We pride ourselves on our bespoke full service offering but if you are looking to quickly purchase your patio doors online to install yourself then visit our online shop. Express Bi-folds Direct offers set sized XP Glide R sliding doors that can be delivered directly to you within the quickest possible lead times.

Explore the options available & visit the website by clicking here.


Solid as concrete, but light and easy to use. Our sliding doors are manufactured using a liquid component that’s injected into the panels, which sets hard as rock. So if you’re looking for sliding doors that are secure and reliable, you’re in the right place.

Our aluminium sliding doors offer best-in-class security with features such as:

  • Door gearing which collapses and locks around the rollers securing the panel in place
  • Multi lock keeps
  • Interlocking profiles on sliding panels
  • Anti-lift blocks in the head of all panels
  • Internally glazed

Our dedication to quality engineering means that the XP Glide R is available as a certified Secured By Design sliding door.


We’ve designed the XP Glide R sliding doors with safety in mind, too. We know that you’ll get a lot of use out of your doors, so we’ve made sure that every project is installed with a flush bottom track, so you don’t have to worry about little ones tripping up. It looks much more aesthetically pleasing without the unsightly upstand too.


Security Lock Barrel Cylinders as standard

We know that it’s important that your external sliding doors are as secure as they are stylish, which is why we use premium 3-star diamond-rated BSI cylinders throughout our door range. Anti-snap, anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-bump, these lock cylinders we use exceed the 2-star standard required for Secured by Design accreditation.

We supply these cylinders in doors with half a barrel, so our sliding doors are just as secure from the inside as the outside. Put your mind at ease with our secure sliding doors.

The keys for our sliding doors can be cut at any locksmith, unlike other Secured by Design standard lock barrels which need a specific lock card to have spare or emergency keys cut. The lock barrels themselves are supplied by one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lock cylinders, complementing perfectly our industry leading range of products.

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Certass CQ Assured Scheme

The Certass Certified Quality assured scheme is designed to give consumers additional confidence for their renovation, maintenance and improvement projects. We are proud to be Certass members.

The Certass CQ scheme isn’t a building regulations document but offers peace of mind for the customer that their works have been installed correctly and to the relevant industry standards. As part of the scheme our installations are independently audited by Certass every month and a certificate of conformity is sent to our customers upon the completion of our works. Included in the CQ scheme is a 10-year insurance backed guarantee and a 120 day deposit protection policy.

If you would like your installation to be included in the CQ scheme and receive a personalised certificate of workmanship quality please ask your sales rep.


Our replacement installations in England a Wales are backed by the Certass Competent Person Scheme and after the completion of our woks our customers receive a personalised Certass branded building regulations certificate reaffirming that the works have been completed to the relevant industry standards. Also included is a 10-year insurance backed guarantee to sit alongside our own comprehensive guarantee:

• The certification includes works where the removal and reinstallation of windows and doors are completed and installed by Express.

• The scheme covers replacement installations but does not include extensions and newbuild projects.

• The scheme covers our replacement works across England and Wales.

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