FRAMELESS GLASS DOOR INFORMATION
Like the look and want to know more? The following is a simple explanation of the various options and components that make up our frameless glass bifold door.
Our frameless glass bifold door can be made to swing either outwards or inwards and slide with an unlimited number of panels. As the chart below shows the maximum width each panel can be is 800mm. It’s more cost effective to have the largest possible doors available in you opening.
We offer customers a huge range of Dulux, Colourbond and Interpon powder coat colours as well as anodised metal. Our Dulux colour chart, which encompasses most Colourbond colours, can be downloaded on the left. Our standard range is the Duralloy range, but on request we can also do the Precious, RapidCure, Duratec and other colours.
If you would like us to order you a free sample card please just contact us so we can arrange it for you.
All our frameless glass doors in Melbourne come with a stainless steel patented one-handed operation cable, which are specifically designed to be minimal and not obstruct the view. As standard we also put on a small (44mm round) silver anodised knob grip handle on the doors, which allows easy access from outside/inside. Below is a close up of this handle and cable.
The glass for our frameless systems always needs to be single glazed toughened glass because each panel needs to be rigid enough to support itself. This system was not designed to hold double glazed glass because the spacer bars would be visible and defeat the purpose of the doors, which is to create an uninterrupted view.
As standard we usually use 12mm thick toughened glass, which is edging towards bulletproof glass thickness. The majority of our clients go for clear glass, but 10mm low E (performance glass) and tinted glass is also available. All our frameless glass bifolds come with clear UV resistant seals in between the glass panels.
There are two sill options for this door system both of which are shown below. Essentially the sills are very similar in design. One thing to keep in mind if you go for the flush floor sill is that you or your builder needs to allow for drainage so any water that gets into the recess can escape.
Samples of both sill types can be obtained from our showroom so you can see exactly how the bifold will sit in your opening.
TOP ROLLING HARDWARE
These doors hang on twin ball bearing runners which have a 65kg bearing load to ensure that the panels can be slid open extremely smoothly. When the bifolds are closed they are hidden away within the head track as the cross section below shows.
OPENING DOOR LOCKS
As standard we attach two cam locks to the opening door panels (top and bottom) to ensure that when the doors are fully closed they are securely locked into place. The image to the right shows this lock at the bottom of the opening door panel.
There are a number of flyscreens that fit our bifold doors. The most popular flyscreens we supply are Centor, Freedom and Phantom retractable flyscreens and Brio and Ultrascreen pleated screens. If you’re not sure if you want a flyscreen don’t worry, they can be fitted at a later date. Below is a video of the Centor and Freedom retractable screen in action.
Our frameless glass bifold doors in Melbourne come with a range of warranties:
- Standard HAFELE lifetime warranty on hardware*
- All Duralloy powder coat colours are supported by a 10 year durability warranty by Dulux* Other powder coats come with similar or longer Dulux warranty.
- Toughened single glazed glass comes with a 5 year back to back manufacturer warranty (not including scratches)*
- All Nu-Line workmanship comes with a 1 year warranty*
* See Nu-Line Windows for more details about supplier warranties and terms and conditions.