Sliding Glass Doors: The Engineering

Base Track and Sliding Rail

Running underneath the whole of the sliding system is a solid neoprene block. There are many reasons why the system has been engineered this way: It gives a very good thermal break between the internal and external floor finishes and it provides a robust, continuous and solid base for IQ Glass to fit their glass to. This means that there are no dips or undulations in the sliding track over time meaning a higher longevity or use for the system.

Made of stainless steel, the rail is curved based on a railway track principle meaning that you get minimal friction across the sliding motion.

The sliding door system also comes with the option for an integral slot drain. This drainage solution sits neatly under the external floor finish. Any water runoff from the sliding panes will drain through the base track and onto the neoprene base which has built in water run-off grooves. This will drain any water away from the system and internal spaces into the drainage available.

base track and sliding rail technical diagram
minimal windows locking mechanism

Locking and Ventilation

Locking in a minimal framed system such as Sliding Glass Doors can sometimes be quite difficult to engineer due to the lack of framework available. The Sliding Glass Door system is engineered to solve this problem with their integrated two point lock. From the outside, the lock consists of a discreet handle that when turned, sends shoot bolts to fit into the ceiling and floor securing the system in place.

After installing large, mostly unframed sections of sliding glass it seems a waste to stick trickle vents along the top of the system. With Sliding Glass Doors you can use s system call 'Slot Aeration' whereby you can lock the Sliding Glass Door into one of three locking positions either allowing you to lock the system, give a 20mm ventilation gap or a 40mm ventilation gap.

Sliding Glass Doors Technical

Multi-point locks and key locks are also available on request.

Sliding Glass Doors - Technical

  • Download the Sliding Glass Doors Technical Manual to access all the downloadable section details in CAD form.
minimal windows technical diagram
Emma Greene
Technical Sales Assistant
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