Sliding Glass Doors
IQ Glass Solutions LTD, Sky House, Raans Road, Amersham, HP6 6FT
Sliding Glass Doors
The sliding glass door system from Keller can be configured and designed to fit into many multitudes of design constraints or wishes.
Sliding glass doors panels can be used in smaller, shorter window units for use as windows. These work very well in a high rise or penthouse apartment or building where you have great panoramic views. The sliding glass doors allow large sections to be slid back for ventilation and to open out the living space but still achieve slim framing sections when closed, therefore not obstructing the view. Have a look at the images for Old Brewery Mews were IQ has used sliding glass doors for exactly this use.
An opening corner detail can be used where minimal windows are needed to slide away from a corner junction. This can be configured as an inward corner or protruding corner. If using this detail it is important to note that the sliding glass doors can only take a live load deflection of 5mm.
They are engineered using a male and female locking section that slide into each other, the lock is then positioned at the corner where the windows are then locked together.
The sliding glass frames can also be designed to slide into a cavity pocket, this small integral detail can be used to allow the sliding glass doors to slide onto the internal of solid wall sections, structural glazing or onto the external face of buildings.
When the sliding glass doors elements slide into cavity pockets the end slider has a cap on the end of the sliding unit which then covers the cavity opening when the sliders are in the open position to stop anything from being able to penetrate the opening.
On spaces where a cavity pocket is not a viable option the sliding glass doors sliding doors can be installed to slide onto the internal or external face of solid walls OR long runs of structural glazing by engineering the same coupling detail for a cavity pocket. Sliding panels onto the external face of buildings means that you can open up the whole opening without the additional building works of creating a cavity wall section to house the sliding panels.
If integrating glass sliding doors with a run of structural glazing we would recommend using low iron glass across the installation. Due to the differing thicknesses of glass used in a framing system as opposed to a structural glass element standard glass can create different pigments across the elevation. By using low iron glass you remove the greening tint from glass making the installation much more uniform across the face.