An integrated, full-height handle makes the door easier to open and close
Schueco has recently focused on designing highly-insulated glazed systems where the framing becomes ever more minimal, allowing the area of uninterrupted glass to become proportionately larger and thus visually more impressive. An obvious example of this is their sliding doors. Until recently, the dimensions of any sliding door system were limited by the materials used in its construction, with factors such as glass weights and structural tolerances effectively dictating a maximum size.
A 90 degree all-glass corner is now available
But ‘panoramic doors’ – like those featured in Schueco’s ASS 77 PD sliding door range that can span openings up to 3.2 metres wide and 3.5 metres high – sweep away such constraints, giving architects a new level of design freedom.
Recognising this trend, Schueco UK is introducing a new, updated version of its manually operated panoramic sliding door system, the ASS 77 PD.HI. Significant innovations include an integrated, full-height handle that improves the appearance of the door and makes it easier to open and close. Schueco has also introduced an optimised locking concept that utilises spring-loaded mushroom heads.
An optimised locking concept utilises spring-loaded mushroom heads
In addition, there are some new designs, in particular a 90 degree all-glass corner and new bi-parting four-paned versions with two sliding leaves and two fixed or four sliding leaves.
Installing the Schueco ASS 77 PD.HI system is now also much simpler thanks to a reduced outer-frame installation height of 58 mm and a new ability to fit the frame into buildings with minimal installation space at the side.