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Article from To Build Magazine

Engineering Innovation in home sliding doors

Heavy automated aluminium sliding doors open and close effortlessly.

Fenster has recently installed the first of its kind – a 7.2m by 6.1m electronically controlled, four panel aluminium sliding door for a home in Waterfall Estate, Johannesburg.
Panos Tsouroullas, Fenster’s Sales & Marketing Manager comments:

“The client brief was one of a kind. We had to hand craft and engineer a 7.2m by 6.1m, four panel aluminium sliding door – with the request for the maximum height horizontal aluminium mullion, based on the biggest glass size available in South Africa (4.5m height). On top of that, it had to be electronic – remotely powered, and linked to the home automation system.”
Each aluminium panel was manufactured to support 1 000kgs of double-glazed glass, yet it still had to slide with ease in both directions. The sliders were manufactured with the best components available, hand crafted from Europe, with only the best quality in mind. The entire frame is steel reinforced and bonded with a specially formulated epoxy adhesive for extra support, and the electronic mechanisms were engineered to operate via remote control. Thus, the property owner only needs to press a button for ease of opening these heavy aluminium sliding doors to enjoy the view and breeze from the comfort of a chair.
The property owner will also enjoy the following additional benefits:
• Zero air leakage – these doors are specifically designed to completely seal when they are closed.
• Energy efficiency – to maximise comfortable living and protect the homeowner and his family from the outside elements.
• Ease of use – the door panels are electronically operated with a battery backup if required.
• Maximum opening – this 7.2m sliding door is designed to create the maximum opening available in the market.
The homeowner at Waterfall Estate is pleased with the results.

“We struggled to find a company that could engineer and install a sliding door of this magnitude. Luckily we found Fenster who was able to deliver.”
For more information on Fenster’s innovative engineering in window and door manufacturing, visit the suppliers social media channels or call the national call centre.