Why chose between a fully open aperture and thin framing? That is the normal question that specifiers are dealt with when choosing the type of openings to use on their build. Although bi fold doors will allow you to open up to 90% of the total aperture when the doors are closed (which is most of the year in the UK!) the frame on show has a minimum vertical profile of 120mm.
IQ’s sliding glass door system can stop these issues. The slim aluminium framing shows a minimal 21mm of frame when the doors are fully closed and these high specification sliding doors can also be designed to slide into cavity pockets within walls, fully hiding the door away and allow for a fully open aperture within the building.
On a recent project in London IQ Glass installed such a configuration of sliding doors, with both elevations of sliding glass sliding away into hidden cavities within the walls of the extension.
Unlike other pocket door systems the IQ sliding glass door system has been specially designed to slide into cavity pockets with cavity blocking caps on the end panel of sliding glass to close up the exposed cavity opening when the doors have been slid shut.
As IQ’s sliding doors sit so close to the floor there is no fear of debris getting into the cavity and you can maintain that minimal appearance that the IQ Glass sliding doors are loved for.
The project on Malbrook Road had a 120mm cavity within the walls to allow 2 sliding panels to sit neatly within the insulated walls of the contemporary extension but you can have as many panels of sliding glass hiding in cavity pockets as you like, just keep in mind that each sider will need 60mm of space within the wall!
You can view more of our projects that include hidden pocket doors at our Pinterest Board:.
Contact IQ Glass to find out more about our sliding glass doors and pocket doors
Or arrange a visit to our architectural glass showroom where we have a sliding cavity pocket door installed for you to view
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