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BAFTA’s fine sliding folding door gear

June 23, 2014 by · Comments Off on BAFTA’s fine sliding folding door gear 

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This fine example of sliding folding door gear was noted this weekend at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in Piccadilly – in this case a seven metre expanse separating two entertaining areas on the first floor.  These sliding folding doors (three one metre leaves and one half-metre leaf either side) are fire-rated and centre-folding, allowing obstacle-free passage once the doors are opened as shown, making it an ideal system for interior dividers.  There is no floor guide, just surface mounted bolts sinking into dust excluding sockets.  The sliding folding doors in use float effortlessly over the opening enabling the easy rearrangement of facilities with the minimum of disruption.

Sliding-folding gear may be used without a bottom guide, in some cases..

April 24, 2014 by · Comments Off on Sliding-folding gear may be used without a bottom guide, in some cases.. 

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If considering a Coburn Foldaside 100 top hanging sliding folding gear in a situation where a bottom guide rail cannot be used, as the underlying floor is concrete and the 15mm groove in to which to set the bottom guide could not be provided. The manufacturer’s guidelines are that “The floor guide and channel must be used on doors over 15kg or 450mm wide.”  The reason is that the floor guide takes most of the lateral load off the hinges, and hinges supplied with the kits are only lightweight.  It might be an idea to look at the more heavy duty Saheco SF-A84D sliding-folding system, because we supply that with Royde & Tucker H102 or H104 Hi Load hinges.  Alternatively Hi-load hinges can be purchased separately, which would mean you would almost certainly be successful without the bottom guide.

Please advise on the sliding folding doors we want to use them on external 3 x 4m is there a way of waterproofing them? And can these be without wood, just glass?

November 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Please advise on the sliding folding doors we want to use them on external 3 x 4m is there a way of waterproofing them? And can these be without wood, just glass? 

The only door kits we do which include weather seals for external doors are the TIWI sliding & folding doors.  However it is for timber framed doors only, glazed is OK.  We don’t know of a standard kit for this job, we think you’ll have more luck with a bespoke architectural glass supplier.

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