So far, they’ve seen most popularity being installed in conjunction with Louvretec’s opening roof systems, where they work to create a room that can open entirely to the outdoors or be completely closed off, essentially becoming part of the interior spaces. They’re also being commonly specified for deck areas where the requirement is to shut off or provide protection for one particular end or part of the decking space.
“The SF20 sliding doors have a pick-up function that means when the first panel is opened, the others will follow, making them very easy to open and move,” Rebecca says. “But because they don’t have vertical frames, what you achieve is an unobstructed view to the outdoors when they are closed and a level of protection that wasn’t possible before in an outdoor space.” Suitable for heights of around three metres, the panels are each up to 1200mm wide.
The slide and turn doors work slightly differently, with each panel able to be individually moved to allow for different options for opening or closing and sheltering of different parts of the outdoor room.
“Each glass panel can be opened and turned to park in a narrow stack at the side of the opening,” Rebecca says. “When completely open, the panels stack away in the manner of which a bi-fold door does at each end of the opening.”
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