Introducing: Open AWD’s Ultra Slim Sliding Door Systems

Photo of house with slimline sliding system .

One of the eternal problems within modern architecture has been the quest for slimmer and slimmer sight lines. For a variety of reasons, ultra slim profiles are not always possible to achieve, particularly in sliding door systems. One of the main reasons is that the slimmer the frame, the less overall structural integrity the door will have. This issue becomes even more important when you take operable parts into consideration.

So, after much researching, testing, and modeling, Open Architectural Windows and Doors is very excited to announce the launch of our latest range of state-of-the-art sliding door systems. We will be offering two ultra-slim wood-aluminum and aluminum sliding doors, the OPEN m40 and the OPEN s26a.

Both systems have been designed with some of the slimmest profiles possible to achieve with sliding door systems—1” aluminum, and 1¾” for wood-aluminum. As a result of this, your sliding door will be completely flush with the wall. No lip, no threshold, just slim, elegant sight lines.

Both systems have been tested in Europe and testing is currently underway in the US.

 

OPEN m40

 

Open m40

Our new and elegant sliding door system, the OPEN m40, is comprised of cladded wood-aluminum. Its beautiful 1¾” wooden frame contains a robust, supporting internal aluminum frame. The wooden exterior provides all of the natural beauty of wood while aluminum offers additional strength and durability. As a result of this, the aluminum cladding will ensure that the door needs little or no maintenance and will be watertight and perfect for all seasons.

Other Highlights Include:

  • Elegant selection of woods and finishes to choose from.
  • Sound Transmission Class rating of 43.
  • Glass is tempered and finished with a low-e heat retention coating.
  • Offers excellent security and fire resistance.
  • Three weather gasket planes with continuous, one-piece full-perimeter weather gaskets.

 

 

OPEN s26a

 

Our other new aluminum sliding door system, Open S-26a, has an exceptionally slim visible section of just 25mm. This minimalist system is particularly well suited to oversized panels (up to 12ft x 10ft). The Open S-26a also has exceptional thermal and acoustic performance ratings. The reinforced, stainless steel rolling area allows for a smoother and easier sliding movement.

Other Highlights Include:

  • Sound Transmission Class rating of 43.
  • Glass is tempered and finished with a low-e heat retention coating.
  • Offers excellent security and fire resistance.
  • Possible to join corner sashes at 90º without a mullion.
  • Available in standard RAL powder coating and in wood-effect.

 

 

Overview

 

 

cross section of sliding door without threshold

 

No Threshold: Our advanced new systems have eradicated the need for thresholds, ensuring elegant sight lines all round. This means that your home can blend seamlessly into your patio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Innovative Locking System: Our concealed locking system means that there will be no bulky and unnecessary fittings visible on your sliding door. The locking systems have a corrosion resistant coating.

 

 

 

 

Close up of the Open M-40 sliding door system.

 

Flush with the Wall:With our new innovative system, our OPEN-m40 model boasts an exposed sash section of only 40mm. This ultra slim profile ensures that it can remain completely flush with the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

Open m40 Cross Section

 

Slimmer Profile, More Glass and More Light: A slimmer profile means more glass on display. More glass means more light and a brighter home. Furthermore, we are also offering oversize sliding doors with glass panels up to 12ft x 10ft. With our new models we can achieve up to 94% glass surface level.

 

 

 

 

U-Value Open m40

 

U-Value: Our new systems boast a U-value of 0.16 up to 0.23 BTU/h∙ft²∙°F.

 

STC:The systems have an impressive Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 43. This means that the windows will be exceptionally resistant to external sounds, minimizing sound pollution.

 

 

 

Open s26a

Unique Finishes: The OPEN-m40 will be available in a variety of different woods. The OPEN-s26a is available in all standard RAL varieties of custom colors.

 

Maximum Comfort: Open AWD can fit your new sliding doors with the most thermally efficient double or triple glazing available. So, not only will you cut down on energy bills, you will also ensures an optimal level of comfort inside your home.

 

 

 

Find Out More

 

If you would like to find out more about our new sliding doors, contact us today. Someone from our team would be happy to discuss your options further with you.

 

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