Project Description

Schueco UK’s new sliding door system utilises slim sightlines for maximum transparency


The outer door frame is concealed in the building structure, resulting in a panoramic area of clear glass

Launched in early 2012, Schueco UK’s ASS 77 PD series of ‘panoramic’ sliding doors provided specifiers with a system that could span very wide openings while ensuring maximum transparency and effortless operation. Designated Schueco ASE 67 PD, the latest development of these doors provides the same minimal sightlines and outer frame that remains concealed in the building structure. The result is a huge panoramic area of clear glass. However, the new door offers a number of additional benefits. First, it can be configured in a range of opening combinations utilising two, three or four leaves – each measuring up to 3.2 metres wide and 3.5 metres high.

There are two outer frame options: 57mm and 90mm 

There are now two options with different outer frames to choose from. The slimmer of the two has a 57mm frame and is particularly suited to renovation projects. It provides a lower overall frame cost without impacting on excellent levels of sound insulation (40dB) and burglar resistance (RC 2). A completely flat threshold is designed to eliminate accidents, while still allowing the door to deliver watertightness to 300 Pa and Class C3 wind resistance.

The deeper 90mm option ensures even greater weather performance, delivering watertightness to 600 Pa, while maintaining the aesthetics, sound insulation and burglar resistance of the 57mm system. Both versions of the ASE 67 PD door provide a slim central mullion width of 31mm and can accommodate glass widths ranging from 36mm to 49.6mm.