A modern set of timber sliding doors can transform your home or work place significantly. Timber Sliding doors will create space and open up areas making the best use of the area that you have available. Often a great deal of potential space is wasted by a traditional door. With some creative thinking, timber sliding doors can be fitted perfectly into many situations. By making extra space available, the addition of timber sliding doors will make a room feel more contemporary in nature. Introducing timber sliding doors into your living or working space can maximise the functionality of the area and make it much more practical. The space saved by a sliding timber door can be used for desks, chairs or other furniture as the traditional door swings open and needs a wider area to move.
Types of Timber Sliding Doors
There are a number of different designs of timber sliding doors available. In their simplest form timber sliding doors slide along a framework parallel to the wall and opening and sit flush against the wall to the side of the opening to provide the walk through. This is the simplest and cheapest design to fit but internal sliding doors or cavity sliding doors provide a much neater look and maximize the space advantage. A timber sliding door as part of this system will literally slide into a cavity in the wall rather than sit against it – they are sometimes also called pocket doors as the name implies. Cavity sliding doors will not be possible in all situations, but they are definitely the best option if it can be made to work with the structure you have in place. The effect can be achieved by having a system where the sliding door structure is fixed to the existing wall and a thin partition wall is built against the other side of the framework thereby creating a cavity for the door to slide into.
Internal Timber Sliding Doors are often solid and unglazed because they slide out of sight and when they are closed, people often want them to close off an area for total privacy. Panels can range from being highly decorated to totally depending on the style of the room they are in. They can off course come fully or partly glazed if required and this will most often be the case where they are being used in public facilities etc.
Timber Sliding Doors Mechanisms
Timber Sliding doors can be made from a number of different materials. Among the common materials you will commonly find MDF, plywood and traditional solid timber sliding doors. The door will often be built around a framework in order to keep the structure as light weight as possible. The cavities in these structures will often be in filled with insulation for sound and heat.
Timber Sliding doors often work using a sliding gear or roller system. These systems are versatile and can be adapted to work, for example, on sliding wardrobe doors, furniture, sliding glass panels, warehouse doors, store fronts and sliding gates. A sliding gear system enables the timber sliding doors to open and close smoothly and efficiently. They will bear the majority of the weight of the door as well so that the doors will open and close as easily as possible.
Depending on where they are being used and what the security requirements are, timber sliding doors can be manufactured to be as secure as any other design of door.
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Allkind Joinery & Glass Pty Ltd can manufacture and supply any type of timber sliding doors to suit your requirements.
Please call us toll free on 1800 757 949 with any questions you may have on timber joinery products, our friendly staff are always happy to help with any advice you need.