Horizontal Sliding Door


Horizontal Sliding doors are secure and unobtrusive means of entering and exiting high profile commercial and public buildings. When opened they present a wider passage way with minimal obstruction compared to swing doors of which the pivoting action can be in the way and cumbersome when placed within a confined space. Horizontal sliding doors are very popular in most buildings in getting access to areas where there is a desire to restrict unwanted noise from the public but freedom of movement flow is needed.

This is utilized in areas such as offices, shopping malls, factories, concert halls, and in private placements where it is common to see these type of doors designed for home units.

Such doors are considered more secure than other traditional entrances given that they only move horizontally and hence are easier to lock. They are also able to withstand forced entry due to their immovable structure when closed. Their functionality. If you are building or renovating, there is also the option of installing horizontal sliding doors. These doors operate much like a larger version of a pocket door; the door moves along a track, and when you open it it still allows for clear passage and use of the room on either side. Horizontal sliding doors are perfect for small spaces where space needs to be conserved when in the open position.

The horizontal sliding door is a type of door which has a side-to-side opening action. It slides horizontally on grooves or tracks, usually located along the bottom of the door leaf. Its main purpose is to provide an opening large enough to permit easy standing and movement, while limiting the size of the gap through which air and sound may escape, thus hindering infiltration and exfiltration.

Doors may be installed so to slide outwards or to fold back upon hinges. Sliding doors are often found in rooms where there is a need for easy and rapid access. As these doors create very little noise while moving, they are used in soundproofed spaces when silence is a must. The sliding door design also allows for the configuration of space in unconventional ways or where straight lines just wouldn't do.

This type of door is frequently used in performing art spaces, movie studios and recording studios, where large openings are required for access to build sets but where there is also a requirement for high acoustical attenuation up to STC60 and fire resistance up to two hours according to NFPA252, avoiding the use of noisy roller shutter doors.

The actual sliding door is made up of a series of panels which are inserted into metal tracks, and the rail system can be fixed or mobile. The track for the sliding doors can be configured to run in straight lines or fitted with special curves to adapt to any type of space. Not only is it easy to use, but it's also very quiet when opened and closed.

  • Single slab or bi-parting options
  • Motorized or manual operation
  • Six-way adjustable design
  • Suitable for interior or exterior use
  • Safety motion sensors
  • Custom sizes available

Horizontal sliding door is quiet, with smooth operation and does not requires pneumatic seals. Equipped with safety edge and push to hold operation, these doors are custom designed and manufactured to your specification.

Horizontal sliding Freezer doors

Vertical Sliding or Horizontal Sliding? Composed of a core of 140-millimetre insulation material with polyester coating on both sides, these doors are finished with Anodised Aluminium Profiles all round with thermal break to prevent heat bridges. Executed with a drop/lift-rail system, they are available in both horizontal (single and double-leafed) and vertical designs.

These awning, vertical sliding or horizontal sliding freezer doors are finished with an anodised aluminium frame around the window to provide strength and durability. They are thermal break doors for refrigerators and freezers, which have a thermal efficiency up to 20 times more efficient than conventional doors with hinges. Furthermore, these doors can be hinged to the left or right sides.

Opened horizontally, it adopts a narrow area in the middle of the door leaves to slide the door rail, allowing easy direct access to the load stored inside. In the event of a power failure, the lift rail slides upwards, allowing the door to drop down into an up-right position. When the power resumes, the doors will close.

Exterior surface-mounted sliding doors are used where large, unobstructed openings are required. These doors are difficult to weathers strip so are generally used in unconditioned spaces such as garages, carports, barns, or workshop areas.

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