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Application

Residential, retail and commercial applications.

Description

Slide-folding doors offering impressive opening apertures that can unite internal and external areas, creating unique living and social areas. Visofold can be used in domestic applications as either an alternative to sliding doors, or to open up an entire wall as part of a conservatory. Used commercially in a bar, café or restaurant, Visofold can create a glazed screen that allows in the maximum ingress of light in inclement weather and will also easily glide to open up an entire wall in warmer weather.

The doors offer a choice of opening configurations to suit any application, sashes can be folded internally or externally, the opening placed at the side so the sashes all fold one way, at one end, to create a single entrance door for easy access, or in the middle to give the option of a double door. All profiles feature a polyamide thermal break that enhances the thermal performance of the profile and improves the overall U-value. High quality ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) gaskets and weather brushes to aid weather resistance.

The doors feature multi-point lock mechanisms on main opening sashes and shoot-bolt locking on floating mullions. All Visofold doors have the option of either low thresholds for unimpeded, easy access, or rebated thresholds that offer improved weather resistance. The doors are available in a choice of standard or non-standard colours, including metallic, wood-structure, dual colour and Smart’s unique Sensations range of textured finishes. Compliant with the requirements of Building Regulations (E&W) Document L 2010.

Visofold 1000:

  • Attractive, slim-line profiles offer reduced sightlines.
  • Profiles available in either square or rounded edge options.
  • Fabricated using mitred corners.
  • Lock mechanism available with domestic style ‘lift-up’ handle and an adjustable, one-piece keep.

Visofold 2000:

  • Styled for use on retail or commercial applications such as bars, cafes or shops that require the benefit of opening up an entire facade in good weather, and also providing a glazed screen that allows the maximum ingress of light when closed.
  • Manufactured by method of a square cut, non-mitred design with square edged profiles which mimic a timber profile appearance.
  • Optional commercial high security multi-point lock.
  • Option of using a deep bottom rail on sashes.

Visofold 3000:

  • Offers elegant slim sightlines coupled with highly engineered hardware designed to ensure years of reliable service.
  • Slim sightlines allow more light into the building and give a pleasing appearance.
  • Attractively styled round or square edge profiles and highly engineered and robust hinges.
  • Specially designed stainless steel rollers give smooth and easy operation.
  • Domestic lift-up style handles.
  • Fabricated using mitred corners.

Visofold 4000:

  • Heavy duty slide folding doors suitable for use in commercial applications where heavy usage is expected.
  • Sashes are hung from a floating mullion which provides additional strength and stability.
  • Sashes slide on four stainless steel rollers sitting on a steel track which gives a smooth opening action.
  • An ideal choice for applications that require large or runs of multiple sashes.
  • Profiles feature an attractive rounded edge.

Features and benefits:

  • An enhanced system designed to comply with the revisions to the Building Regulations (E&W), Document L compliant.
  • U-value: 1.5 W/m²K.
  • Security tested to PAS 24: 2012.
  • Weather tested to BS 6375-1: 2009.
  • Colour matched accessories available.
  • Manufactured using Smarts punch tooling.

Applications:

Residential, retail and commercial applications.

General information
Material

Aluminium

Uniclass 2015 Sliding door and partition sets (Pr_30_59_24_80)
Specification data
Product Reference

Visofold 1000 Slide Folding Doors

102.5 mm frame width.

Visofold 2000 Slide Folding Doors

102.5 mm frame width, 143 mm typical sight line.

Visofold 3000 Slide Folding Doors

125 mm frame width, 154.2 mm typical sight line.

Visofold 4000 Slide Folding Doors

For robust use, 108 mm frame width, 185 mm typical sight line.

Performance

Up to 1.5 W/m²K U-value (dependent on model)

Arrangement

Sliding and externally folding bottom rolling

Sliding and internally folding bottom rolling

Door leaves -
Construction

Manufacturer's standard

Finish and colour

Marine quality powder coat, insert single or dual colour requirement from metallic, wood-structure and Smart’s unique Sensations range of textured finishes.

Operation

Manual

Hardware

Insert requirement, contact manufacturer for information.

Accessories

Insert requirement, contact manufacturer for information.

Size

As drawing

Insert reference.

As schedule

Insert reference.

Configuration

1e

2e

3e

4e

5e

6e

7e

Special order

Insert requirement.

Glazing

Insert requirement, available 24–38 mm as double or triple glazed units.

Profile

Rounded edge

Not available with Visofold 2000.

Square edge

Not available with Visofold 4000.

Threshold

Low

Rebated

Standard product features

Material:

Aluminium.

Maximum sash weight:

100 kg.

Frame depth:

70 mm.

Locking:

Multi-point lock mechanisms on main opening sashes and shoot-bolt locking on floating mullions.

Thermal break:

Polyamide thermal break.

Gaskets:

High-quality ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) gaskets.

Security level:

PAS24: 2012.

Air permeability:

Dependent on model, consult manufacturer's literature for information.

Watertightness:

Dependent on model, consult manufacturer's literature for information.

Resistance to wind load:

Dependent on model, consult manufacturer's literature for information.

Weather performance:

To BS 6375:1: 2009.

Product Options

Doorset size:

Sash available up to 1000 x 2500 mm (w x h).

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