Door for transitional living

Sapa has launched its C160S sliding door, which couples profiles with 50mm glass fibre reinforced polyamide strips to reduce thermal conduction.

Further improvements to thermal performance, if required, can be achieved by the use of customised thermal barrier elements within the profile cavities of the door and frame.

Capable of glazing areas up to 2.8m high, a range of track configurations on the C160S provide multiple opening and fixed glaze options.

Glazing depths of up to 53mm make it suitable for environments where external noise might be problematic. Using stainless steel rails and polyamide rollers ensures the lift and slide system provides a light touch and ease of operation.

More than 400 powder coated paint colours are available in matt, gloss or satin and an optional anodised finish – plus a dual-colour option. Accessories can also be supplied in corresponding colours to match the profiles for a coordinated look.

Integration of the frame into the building structure renders the outer frame near invisible, maximising the available light while allowing a flush finish to the internal floor. Where such integration is not possible a range of standard and low threshold options are available.

The C160S also features a reverse locking principle, with locking plates on the frame side, eliminating unattractive and protruding locking bolts while protecting the operator from risk of snagging.

Sapa’s market manager James Wilson said: “Trends in increased daylighting require larger glass sizes and weights. However, when these are applied to sliding doors the system strength and ease of operation are critical. Our C160S offers specifiers and homeowners a highly attractive aesthetic line, exceptional performance and remarkable ease of use.”