Frameless Glass Doors supply a virtually uninterrupted view, whether open or closed. They slide, pivot and stack in an identical style to bi folding doors, in order that they are, generally, fully retractable but, unlike bifolds, frameless glass doors have no hinges keeping the panels joined together.
Depending on their purpose and location, frameless glass slide and pivot doors can be purchased in single or double glazed options for internal or external applications. Only the double glazed version will meet all building regulations including U-values and weather proofing.
Single glazed frameless glass doors, comprising a toughened tempered glass panel, do not meet building regulations for use as patio doors and cannot be guaranteed a hundred per cent weatherproof but they’re the best in room dividers for maximum light flow and minimised audio flow. They are also suitable for external use, such as balcony enclosures, conservatory doors and on outbuildings.
Double glazed slide-pivot doors are composed of a hermetically sealed unit that, typically, has an opaque seal of approximately 20mm around the glass panel. Technically frameless yet not exactly yielding an uninterrupted view. However, in comparison to even the slimmest of bi-folding door frames (approximately 60mm), the result is a wonderfully open view, even when fully closed contrary to the elements.
The thermal qualities of frameless double-glazed patio doors is nearly as good, often better, than with framed doors. Timber, in particular, whilst an undesirable conductor, is prone to swelling and shrinkage, ultimately causing draughty gaps.
The versatility of the slide and pivot frameless glass door system enables installation inside arches, around curves and around corners. αξονικες πορτες Utilising a new form of retractable mechanism, a home pivots open (inwards or out) at one end of the doorway span, allowing another doors to slide along the top and bottom rails, 1 by 1, pivot and stack at right-angles to the access area.
Unlike the sliding-folding systems, the independent door system enables each panel to be positioned along the rail, allowing ventilation without full access. Alternatively, panels could be slid, pivoted and stacked back onto either side of the aperture for a symmetrical distribution of the panels.
Small apertures could have a set of frameless glass pivot doors fitted but larger openings will benefit by the capacity to slide doors far from the main access area. Theoretically, the width that can be accommodated is limitless. Just like all sliding door systems, professional installation is recommended.