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Sliding Doors

Measuring up Guide

To ensure your satisfaction with your Viva Doors your prepared opening should be carefully measured, symmetrical and square.

The other important feature is to make sure it is structurally sound, your builder or a structural engineer can advise on this.

To order however you will not need to be quite as precise. We will send you a guide and confirmation that will make sure, once you have ordered, that your ordering details were correct. Only following that will we commence manufacture. Here are some drawings that may help you to measure up:

Ideally your opening should have a flat level base, vertical sides and a structurally sound head, small variations can be accommodated.

 

 

If the base and head are quite level and the sides perpendicular then the opening will be square, you can check this however by measuring diagonally from corner to corner, our drawings shows that if A and B are the same then the opening is square.

 

 

Take measurements of the width, perhaps three at different levels of the opening and select the narrowest, then complete the width box in the configurator in millimetres. The height is measured from the level on which the baserail of the frame will sit up to the underside of the head. Take a selection (shall we say three) of height measurements choosing the lowest then complete the ‘height’ box in the configurator in millimetres.

The aperture dimensions are taken from the exterior face of the building where the door frame is usually located. Measurements are taken from the surrounding brickwork or blockwork not from any interior plaster face.

Finally here is a guide to help you plan the Viva Door placement. You may bring the floor up internally to within a few millimetres of the top of the track, the height of your opening is taken from the wall, foundation or slab on which the track will sit. Ideally use solid bricks for the threshold or in the instance that these are not available any holes or frogs must be filled with concrete. There is a choice of how to treat the external ground level that will be covered in our order acknowledgment.

To help you with your choice of door configurations and the track choice here is the range of options available in either double or triple track, the sliding doors are shown in red, the static doors in black.

The height is taken from the wall, foundation or slab on which the track will sit. Ideally use solid bricks for the threshold or in the instance that these are not available any holes or frogs must be filled with concrete. There is a choice of how to treat the external ground level that will be covered in our order acknowledgment.

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Double glazing

The glazing to be supplied will in the majority if cases be a 24mm toughened low-e (to british standards specification) which is argon filled and has a warm edge spacer to further improve insulation. However the very largest panes over 2 metres in width will require special consideration (and higher prices) we can however quote you on any large size or specialist glazing plus the installation requirements made necessary by the handling difficulties.

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Fresh Air Ventilation

Fully adjustable trickle vents to provide ventilation to modern air tight homes or just shut them down in inclement weather, the choice is yours.

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Slim Line frames

In most instances when the doors are closed the frames stack behind each other so the sight line is only 83mm. If you opt for a configuration where two doors meet in the middle the sightline can be 158mm. With landscape doors and such slim sections your view is wide open.

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Safe and Secure

The runners and track are designed to prevent the removal of panels from the outside. The glazing is beaded from the inside so rest assured that even the most enthusiastic intruder will not find it easy to break into your home. The locks are a high quality eurolock which if forced or even snapped will be impossible to open whilst the 5 point locks from the lead door that lock into the frame are not only a hook ,mortice catch but also mushroom head mortices, desperation to get in would not prove effective.

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Handles

The master door will have a tall slim handle complete with eurolock access, this is locked when vertical and will enble easy sliding when in the horizontal. These are in black as standard but are available in chrome or white upon request.

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Double and triple tracks

Choose from double or triple tracks dependent upon your opening size, the number of doors and the opening configuration. You have the chance on our ‘sliding door design’ page to see all the possible formats and make a decision showing the price. This has to be the easiest decision making tool available with service, competitive pricing and a top quality fitting service to match.

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