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A comparison of the GEZE roller carriages: Rollan 40, Rollan 80 & Perlan 140 sliding door gear

May 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on A comparison of the GEZE roller carriages: Rollan 40, Rollan 80 & Perlan 140 sliding door gear 

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When specifying sliding door gear for timber doors, one always needs to know the weight of the doors.  Illustrated in the photo above can be seen the difference in the axle construction between the 3 main GEZE systems; the Rollan 40, the Rollan 80 and the Perlan 140.  The weight limit per door in kgs is the 40, 80 and 140 of the systems’ names.  The Rollans both share the same aluminium track profile, which comes in a mill finish (i.e. not finished).  The Perlan 140 has its own chunkier and more heavy duty track, which is finished in an attractive satin anodised aluminium.  Double doors can be accommodated on the same track by simply buying an extra door pack.

GEZE Rollan 40 sliding door gear

April 1, 2014 by · Comments Off on GEZE Rollan 40 sliding door gear 

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The GEZE range of sliding door gear offers superior running performance due to low friction nylon wheels and pin bearing axles.  GEZE Rollan 40 sliding door gear is suitable for light or medium use on timber doors weighing up to 40kg.   The aluminium track comes in various lengths and can be cut down easily.  Track is available up to 6 metres in length.  Nylon rollers give a smooth easy action.  The sliding door kit comes complete with track, runners, door brackets, side mounting brackets and stops.  If mounting onto the wall, then use the side mounting brackets as shown above, if mounting to the ceiling, fix directly through the pre-drilled holes in the track.

Using the GEZE Rollan sliding door gear within an opening instead of a pocket door kit, such as the Hideaway or iMpero (building a homemade ‘pocket’ of your own design). Is there a reason why this wouldn’t work?

October 22, 2013 by · Comments Off on Using the GEZE Rollan sliding door gear within an opening instead of a pocket door kit, such as the Hideaway or iMpero (building a homemade ‘pocket’ of your own design). Is there a reason why this wouldn’t work? 

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The GEZE Rollan sliding door gear can be used inside your own stud work to form a pocket door system – quite a lot of people do this in our experience.  The only disadvantage might be that in order to get a nice rigid wall structure you would have to use some strengthening material in the pocket, and this would give you a thicker finished wall.  It is especially appropriate to consider using sliding door track systems instead of pocket door kits when you already have a rigid block or brick wall forming one side of the pocket, then side mounting the track with the brackets which come in our GEZE Rollan & Perlan kits.

Grand Designs feature Japanese tatami room with sliding doors

October 13, 2013 by · Comments Off on Grand Designs feature Japanese tatami room with sliding doors 

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Last night Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs featured a couple creating a Japanese style home in the Welsh woodlands complete with their own beautiful Tatami room with mats, cushions, Ikebana flower arrangements and sliding paper doors.  When planning large expanses of sliding doors, it is a good plan to think first about the sliding door gear you’ll need, so the bespoke doors can be made to the right dimensions.  Wide doors require long lengths of track, such as the GEZE Rollan 40 sliding track system for timber doors – as long as there is a timber frame of at least 22mm thickness, and the finished doors weight no more than 40 kgs each, then this is a low cost solution and available in lengths of up to 6 metres.

We recently bought your R40.16 timber sliding door kits up to 40kg, but we’ve changed the doors to heavy pine ones as they’re going to have regular use. Do you have anything suitable?

March 14, 2012 by · Comments Off on We recently bought your R40.16 timber sliding door kits up to 40kg, but we’ve changed the doors to heavy pine ones as they’re going to have regular use. Do you have anything suitable? 

For doors up to 80kg each in weight, you can use the same track as the R40 that you already have, and buy the Rollan 80 extra door packs, this will give you the wheels etc to run in the tracks, which are strong enough to support your doors.  If the doors are more than 80kg each, then you’d need to go up to the Perlan 140 sliding door gear, which is made by the same manfacturer, Geze, but has a heavier duty track to the Rollan.

I’m after some door runners for a custom made door. The runners will need to be 2 metres wide. The weight of the door will be roughly 40kg. It is not a pocket door, just sliding across the wall. Is there also a way for the door to stop it slamming against the walls?

February 10, 2012 by · Comments Off on I’m after some door runners for a custom made door. The runners will need to be 2 metres wide. The weight of the door will be roughly 40kg. It is not a pocket door, just sliding across the wall. Is there also a way for the door to stop it slamming against the walls? 

We do the economical Rollan 40.24 which is suitable for doors up to 40kg.  If you want to go for something which closes the door softly at each end (and your door is at least 840mm wide), we recommend the Perlan SoftStop double draw-in, 2050mm track.  Tracks can be cut down to length.  Links to both those items are highlighted within the text.  You can look at the video of the SoftStop here which shows it in action.

I have inherited a small terrace house and want to get maximum space, therefore i have 4 entrances to make into sliding doors. Is your system okay for this use and do they come with pelmets to hide the top of the door runners?

January 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on I have inherited a small terrace house and want to get maximum space, therefore i have 4 entrances to make into sliding doors. Is your system okay for this use and do they come with pelmets to hide the top of the door runners? 

The Rollan 40 sliding door gear would be ideal for your doors, as long as they are under 40kgs in weight.  (Otherwise go up to Rollan 80.)  There is no pelmet system which is designed for use with the Rollans, but it may be possible to make some yourself with wood.  The Perlan 140 has an optional extra pelmet called a clip cover, but the Perlan is for much heavier doors and together the price is higher.  You can view those products as well as the prices on our website at the links in the text.

What door thickness can the Rollan 40 sliding door gear handle?

January 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on What door thickness can the Rollan 40 sliding door gear handle? 

There is no limit to the thickness of the door, within reason.  If the door is too wide, then all you would need to do is add a wooden baton between the track and the wall, as a spacer.  The thing to be aware of is the 40kg weight limit, if the door is thicker than 55mm for example, it might be better to go for the Rollan 80, which can support up to 80kg.

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