Our Sliding & Slide Folding Doors
By choosing our sliding and slide folding doors, you will be able to open your home to the outdoors, bringing a bright, open and spacious atmosphere.
Effectively opening-up an entire wall, you will not only create a relaxed feeling of light and space, but also frame the beautiful views of your garden and beyond. Suitable for installation in any room, these elegant systems add a touch of finesse and provide a striking glass façade.
Our range has been developed to provide a choice of high quality solutions. Whether you want to open up space using our Visofold multi-panelled slide-folding doors which concertina back to one or both sides of the frame, or introduce a Visoglide sliding door
(comprising two or more large panes which slide open to leave the panels behind each other), we have the perfect solution.
With high-security glazing and locking mechanism (including security deadlock and hook bolts), and an unrivalled colour range
to choose from (including dual-colour options), each door can be tailored to meet your own precise requirements.
Each of our doors comes with all the assurances you would expect from the UK’s leading supplier of aluminium systems. Their elegant aluminium profiles are designed to provide both strength and durability, ensuring a structurally sound solution that requires minimal maintenance and delivers outstanding performance over a lifetime of use.
Where can I buy from?
Our systems are supplied to a nationwide
network of reputable window and door
fabricators who carry out installation
in accordance with best practices.
You can obtain a list of your nearest Smart fabricator
and installer from our website;
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Choosing the right door for your home
When choosing a new door for your
home, there are a number of things
you should consider.
Should I choose a Sliding Door or a Slide-folding Door?
Offering the opportunity to open up your living space and bring the outdoors inside, sliding and slide-folding doors provide a great many benefits to virtually any property. But which system will be the best for you?
- Large panes move to the side, stacked one behind the other
- Double and triple track options for two, three and four sash systems
- Maximise light and give the most unobstructed views when closed
- Slim lines and discrete hardware
- Ideal solution where space is limited
Clean lines allowing for smooth operation of the door.
Choice of standard or slim line meeting style available.
Smart has a range of
attractive handles for you to choose from.
Large Glass Area
Sliding doors offer a large glass area. Perfect for maximising light and framing stunning views.
Choice of standard or slim line meeting style available.
Where the situation allows, the threshold can be recessed into the floor level.
Slide Bi-Folding Door
- Slim lines combine elegance with great
performance together with smooth, easy and reliable operation
- Multiple door leaves concertina to the side
- Can incorporate a ‘traditional door’ for flexible use
- Completely uninterrupted views when open
- Great solution for small spaces
Sash & Jamb Hinge
Sleek Design engineered for a smooth operation whilst opening and closing Doors.
Used to pull sashes from a folded open position to a closed position.
Slim profile handles used to operate the locking shoot-bolts on the sashes
A choice of rebated or low level thresholds is available. Where the situation allows, thresholds can also be recessed into the floor level.
Bottom Roller Hinge
Choice of standard or slim line meeting style available.
Main Operating Handle
We have a range of lever handle styles available, including high security PAS 24 options.
Top Guide & Bottom Roller Hinge
Smart’s sash rollers are designed and engineered to the highest standards to ensure quality and reliability. Our rollers are marked with the Smart ‘Spark’, so you can be sure they meet these exacting standards.
Opening the Doors
Slide folding doors open to reveal a nearly 100% opening aperture, bringing ‘the outside in’ and creating amazing living spaces.
The Smart Spark – Our Mark of Quality
As a demonstration of our commitment to quality, we recently introduced the ‘Smart Spark’ and are now stamping this mark on our hinges, rollers and other hardware before they leave our factory.
When you see a product carrying the ‘Spark’, you can be sure that it formed part of our exhaustive system testing
programme – and it comes with our assurance of quality.
Throughout our operation, we carry out extensive testing to ensure that our products perform to the highest levels and meet relevant standards. In our view, quality implies consistency, reliability and durability not just in terms of materials, but also with respect to the performance of our products and the services we provide.
We monitor, measure and assess every aspect of our business with the aim of continually improving our products, services, working practices and environmental impact and we fully support independent certification and assessment schemes such as those offered by the British Standards Institute.
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What are my colour options?
Our unrivalled colour range provides the perfect finish for every property. From contemporary urban apartments to traditional Cotswold cottages in conservation areas, we have the ideal colour to suit any project in any location. Our spectrum spans from striking
shades of bronze and silver through brilliant reds and gentle blues to traditional white – with virtually every colour and finish in between.
What about hardware?
Why choose aluminium?
Renowned for its perfect combination of light weight and high strength, aluminium is the ideal material for sliding and folding doors, providing slim, elegant designs and outstanding performance. With a life-span measured in decades rather than years, together with extremely low maintenance requirements, aluminium has become the perfect choice for home owners. All our systems are designed with performance, looks and efficiency in mind, with each frame incorporating a
‘thermal-break’ to insulate doors against heat loss, raise the internal temperature of a house and help reduce the risk
of condensation. Maintenance for aluminium systems is simple and straightforward, with a routine ‘wipe-clean’ all that is required to keep the products looking their best. With no requirement for re-painting or re-varnishing, aluminium windows and doors will never fade, deteriorate or rust, even in harsh environments, or coastal locations.
Our systems have been designed to not only withstand all that the elements can throw at them, but also to deliver minimum heat loss and great thermal efficiency.
How do I assess performance?
There are a number of things to take into account,
but also some useful guides to help you:
Security – most window and doors will be certified to PAS24. This means the manufacture has been monitored by an accredited certification body. It’s worth noting though that this is a minimum standard – it doesn’t include higher or lower grades for security.
Thermal Performance – this depends on a number of factors, including your system and glazing choice, the direction the door faces and the prevailing weather conditions. When comparing systems, U-values will give you a good guide. These are a standard measure of how good a material is as an insulator – the lower its U-value, the better insulator it is.
Weather – as part of the building ‘envelope’, windows and doors contribute to its overall weather performance, including its water and wind resistance and air-tightness. Manufacturers test their window and door systems to make sure they meet the required performance standards.
Available in a range of opening configurations to suit any application, Visofold doors can be folded internally or externally and with the opening at the side (so the sashes all fold one way), at one end (to create a single entrance door) or in the middle (to give the option of a double door).
Visofold’s flexibility makes it the ideal choice for projects where large, uninterrupted openings are required, with the system providing maximum light and space to give unimpeded views. The highly-versatile, easy-to-operate system is the perfect option for even the largest project, capable of opening up an entire wall, yet presenting a contemporary, elegant glazed façade when closed.
All Visofold profiles feature a thermal break to deliver enhanced thermal performance and energy efficiency and security is assured by multi-point lock mechanisms on the main opening sashes, and shoot-bolt locks on the ‘floating’ mullions. The doors can have either a low threshold for unimpeded access, or a rebated threshold for improved weather resistance.
Visofold 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.
Kitemarked and security-tested to the PAS24 standard, Visofold 1000 slide-folding doors features a choice of internally or externally folding panels, which when open help to integrate your home’s external and internal living spaces, offering uninterrupted views.
With internal glazing
the removal of glass
from outside, and
mechanisms in the
handle, our doors
are built to last and
to be secure.
The latest addition to our range, Visofold 6000 is a high-quality, high-performance slide and fold door. Featuring the slimmest profiles currently available in the Smart range, the system provides a contemporary, elegant solution for both residential and commercial applications.
Our sliding doors provide the maximum light and afford the most unobstructed views of any system when closed and with our wide range of systems and options, you can select and tailor a door system to exactly meet your own specific requirements.
With a choice of frame sizes, sliding formats and two, three and four pane systems, together with a choice of high-quality hardware and a wide range of colour options, the slim lines of these elegant doors make them the perfect solution for any home.
Open up a wall to create a relaxed feeling of light and space and to frame the beautiful views of your garden and beyond.
Our systems have been designed to match a wide range of property styles. With our innovative folding panelled structure, they can provide the perfect transition from inside your home to outside.
Combining the benefits of a large picture window,
which allows light to flood in to an internal space, with an
easy opening operation, Visoglide Plus is a high quality,
highly versatile system which is a great option for even the
largest project. Delivering outstanding thermal efficiency,
Visoglide Plus offers contemporary styling and robust
performance, with the option of slide, or lift and slide
operation on double or triple tracks.
With its characteristic slim profiles and sightlines, Slide 2000 is an elegant sliding patio door for both new homes and refurbishment projects. Available in dual and triple track configuration and with a range of locking options, Slide 2000 offers great versatility and outstanding value.
This high performance contemporary system features large sash sizes (up to 3 metres high) and is ideal for even the most demanding applications.
Available in dual colour and with a large thermal break, Ultraglide delivers outstanding thermal performance for enhanced comfort and economy.
From handles to hinges, the style and colour of the accessories you select will have a significant effect on the final aesthetic look of your door. Whether you want a modern, contemporary feel, or prefer a more traditional look, we have a wide range of style and colour options to choose from.
When selecting the hardware for your door, you can be assured that the hardware supplied by Smart has been fully tested alongside the profile systems. Ensure that your door has Smart hardware.
Look for the new ‘Smart Spark’ on our hardware. It’s our mark of quality and when you see it, you know the product has been through our exhaustive system
Slide-folding doors feature multiple door leaves which concertina to one or both sides of the frame
Sliding doors open and close in line, with the large door panes stacked one behind the other. The arrows below show sliding panes.
Lift & Slide Door
Lift and slide doors are opened by turning the handle to lift the door on its track, then sliding it to the side. Individual door sashes can
be locked in place at any point within the opening. The arrows below show the lift and sliding panes.