I want a concealed door closer for an opening angle of 180deg. Door thickness 65mm, width 3FT, height 10FT. What product do I need?
July 2, 2010 by EditorAs long as this is a single action door, the only option for this door is a floor spring door closer. Read about them here, or get in touch for more information.
I'm looking to divide up two rooms in my house. At the moment I have an opening in a studded partition wall 1375mm wide by 2055mm high. My question relates to the Hideaway pocket door system; is it possible to retro fit the system to a wall which is already completed or can it only be fitted to a frame specially built to suit the system?
July 4, 2010 by EditorIt is possible to retro fit a Hideaway kit by opening the stud walling on one side only, but how much work this will be will depend on what you find inside the wall in terms of the structure already there. In terms of width you'll need (2 x door width) + 1 inch.
I'm looking for a door closer for the front door of my little shop. I think something like the Geze TS1500 will be suitable. The thing that's worrying me is that the door is directly under a thick lintel. There's only 30mm from the top of the door to the underside of the lintel. Is this enough space to fit a TS1500?
July 4, 2010 by EditorWe assume that the door is inward opening and therefore the door closer will be fitted to the inside of the door (PULL side)? Then the Geze TS1500 will be a good door closer for you if there's enough room on the door for the body, the arm will fit comfortably on the 30mm deep transom beneath your lintel. One consideration I would raise - does your lintel continue right around the door down to the floor (called the reveal) - because if so, then your door closer body fitted in the correct position might hit the wall reveal before reaching 90° open. If this applies to your scenario, then we would recommend going for an adjustable door closer like the Geze TS2000 NV which could be positioned further along the door and adjusted to a lower power setting to compensate. The Geze TS3000V guide rail door closer would also be suitable as it is also adjustable power size 1-4. I've made those links to those pages on our website, where you can read about all their features.
Q: Please can you confirm if you have any sliding door kits that are suitable for a kitchen. In particular I am concerned that a kitchen door is normally a fire door. Do sliding doors meet the safety/building requirements for use as a kitchen door and if so which kit should I use?
July 6, 2010 by EditorA: The only fire rated sliding door gear we can offer is the iMpero pocket door fire door kit. A "normal" (i.e. non-pocket) sliding door could not ever meet fire regulations because of the inevitable air spaces between the wall and the door.
July 8, 2010 by EditorWe don't have an agent in Ireland. We use TNT shipping, so theoretically we can supply anywhere. Contact us directly with your town & county, we can calculate the weight of your shipment and provide a shipping quote.
July 14, 2010 by helenQ: (from Simon) I am the caretaker of a school. There is a door which must be a fire escape door in a wing of the school which is seldom used. If it is opened in any non-fire related event, then staff in the reception office need to be alerted by alarm so it can be checked and relocked as soon as possible. Sometimes members of the Art Department staff need to enter through this door too. Can it be done? A: (from Doorstuff) Yes, using a Exidor 296 push bar with Micro switch to link into an Access Control System or Remote Monitoring System for the PUSH side of the door, and an Exidor 322 EC outside access device with keys and a euro cylinder for the other side.
July 16, 2010 by EditorQ: (from Ted) Can you identify this lock from my photo and are replacement cylinders available? A: (from Doorstuff) It's an Exidor 302 EC Outside Access Device in Silver, and yes, you can purchase replacement cylinders though us. If you have a masterkeyed suite contact us, as it may be possible to obtain a cylinder under your master key.
July 21, 2010 by EditorQ: (from Mike) Please confirm that the Geze TS550 pivot fittings we have proposed for our single action pivoting doors in a BFI refurb scheme are suitable for opening to a 180 degree hold open position, along with size to weight ratio (doors are 2.7m high x 1050mm wide x 44mm thick)? A: (from Doorstuff) The Geze TS550 NV with single action pivot sets will only hold open up to 165° maximum, in fact it holds open at any angle from 80° up to 165°. Having checked all Geze's floor spring models, the TS550 NV has the widest angle of hold open, but still not up to your requirements. As far as size and weight of doors, the TS550 NV would be fine.
July 29, 2010 by EditorUnfortunately there are no compatible glass clamps available for the Hideaway system. The two alternatives you might consider are the iMpero pocket door system, buying additional glass clamps (+ probably the timber jambs for glass doors), OR buying a Rollan 80G or Perlan 140G sliding door kit for glass and constructing your own cavity supports for the pocket door*. Links to those pages on our website are highlighted within the text. * Prices there dependant on the size/weight of the glass door to be used.