Specialist terms clearly explained
From B for Biometrics to W for Weathertightness – all the sliding doors terminology explained in simple terms.
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In winter, the cold stays outside. In summer, the heat. Sliding doors from Schüco are thermally insulated to passive house standard and therefore create an internal climate that is pleasant at all times. For a clear conscience when heating your home. For low air conditioning costs at high outside temperatures. In short: for responsible use of energy.
Saving energy does not just mean contributing towards climate protection; it is also about saving money. In the face of soaring energy costs, this is in the interest of every client.
Sliding and folding sliding doors must meet high requirements in terms of thermal insulation – especially if large constructions are required. This creates a high level of comfort in your home by maintaining a constant, agreeable room climate; it also saves valuable energy and prevents high costs. And this is not only on cold days, but also in summer. Then, the heat stays outside and the cost of air conditioning can therefore be considerably reduced.
Optimum comfort and enormous potential for saving energy – a perfect match.
The aluminium profiles, which are thermally broken by insulating bars, are fitted with isolators and efficient gaskets. Together with high quality insulating glass, the best thermal insulation results are achieved. The ASS 70.HI lift-and-slide door therefore fulfills the requirements of EnEV with ease.
A unique folding sliding door, which meets the requirements of EnEV with ease and impresses thanks to its narrow face widths as well as its wide range of designs. With the Schüco ASS 80 FD.HI folding sliding system, Schüco is offering a highly thermally insulated folding sliding door which achieves a Ufvalue of up to 1.7 W/(m2K) and a Uwvalue < 1.3 W/(m2K) as well as a wide choice of styles.
Schüco ThermoSlide provides the perfect link between indoor and outdoor areas. In just a few simple steps, your living space can be extended and individual ideas for your home can be turned into reality. Thanks to the innovative technology, the Schüco ThermoSlide lift-and-slide door achieves outstanding thermal insulation values to passive house standard. This means comfort in your home by means of a pleasant and constant room climate; it also saves valuable energy and reduces high costs.
Sliding doors from Schüco fulfil almost every requirement in terms of functionality, comfort and design – and simultaneously meet high security requirements.
One substantial advantage is the high material stability of the aluminium profiles, which contributes to increased burglar resistance. Depending on the sliding door system fittings used, a burglar resistance classification of up to resistance class 2 (RC2) is possible.
A suitable security system is also available for electrically operated sliding units: Schüco e-Slide features reliable anti-finger trap protection which is based on intelligent software. This ensures that the leaf immediately reverses if it encounters an obstacle such as a person or an object. Any such obstacle can even be recognised via an optional infrared sensor as soon as it comes within a specified distance of the system.
And just in case you would like to make doubly sure: on request, Schüco offers integrated monitoring of opening and closing with a confirmation function for electronic locking controls when leaving the home.
In addition, this monitoring system also has an interface which can be integrated into the building automation and can also be combined with alarm systems. In this way, you can customise increased security for your home and family.
Increased comfort in the home thanks to building automation. Your little finger is all you need to open or close large doors. One look is all you need to check that all doors are closed. And one call to your Schüco partner is all you need to increase your quality of life even further with Schüco sliding systems.
The more smoothly lift-and-slide doors operate, the easier they are to use and the faster they become a way of life. To this end, we have developed e-slide technology. Using this technology, leaf weights of up to 250 kg or units measuring 3 x 3 metres can be lifted fully automatically, very quietly and quickly. Children, the elderly and the disabled in particular will appreciate this. The concealed e-slide automatic function is operated using a keypad on the leaf, a wall-mounted switch or centrally, if it is integrated in the building management system. Does that sound complicated? It is so easy that operating mistakes hardly ever occur.
Schüco e-slide is fully automatic for sliding and lift-and-slide installations. Thanks to intelligent software, the e-slide actuator has integrated anti-finger trap protection.
The automatically-controlled building envelope is a topic with a great future. Numerous functions such as ventilation, regulating room climate, shading, security and generating energy must be combined to optimise energy consumption. This is achieved with automatic opening and closing systems for sliding systems that control natural ventilation cycles, as well as daylight and sunlight-dependent shading systems, which ideally are coupled with internal lighting, heating and climate control.
Centrally controlled windows and doors can be used, on the one hand, to generate energy and, on the other hand, to ventilate the building at night via controlled opening of windows. It is a stated aim of Schüco that all active elements in a building envelope be networked electronically and controlled automatically. This allows for the full energy efficiency potential of the building envelope to be exploited.
Visible individuality at first sight. Schüco offers you the opportunity to combine the form, function, colour and technology of your sliding doors as desired – and then combine them harmoniously with your windows. In this way, each building has an unmistakeable character: its own.
Schüco sliding door systems offer perfect functionality and the diverse opening options open up special design possibilities:
Thanks to the wide choice of colours and profiles, the transparent sliding constructions can be perfectly tailored to the architecture of the house or conservatory both inside and out. This creates a harmonious overall appearance and visually striking accents.
A door is required that can simply be pushed to one side when necessary and creates generous openings of up to two-thirds of the unit width. Schüco sliding doors operate almost silently in corrosion-free stainless steel tracks.
All sliding units run in a single plane, with no unsightly vent protruding into the room. The scope of installation ideas is considerably greater thanks to sliding doors from Schüco. It is possible to combine up to six glazed frames depending on requirements.
Sliding units are also an ideal solution for dividing spaces indoors while retaining flexibility and transparency. The variety of colours is so great that you are guaranteed to find the right colour for the setting.
It is surprising how easy a lift-and-slide door made from aluminium profiles is to move. When closed, the door is perfectly weathertight, providing excellent thermal insulation and noise reduction, while its burglar-resistant properties ensure your personal security. Lift-and-slide doors must be opened to one side or from the middle. Up to 3 tracks allow large opening widths and therefore flexibility for large glass constructions, e.g. in a conservatory.
The ideal combination of sliding door and turn/tilt window is practical and simple to operate. For ventilation purposes, the vent of the tilt/slide window doors alone can be tilted or the entire area can be opened up very easily. Tilt/slide vents are stylishly flush-fitted in the frame units on the outside and face-fitted on the inside, thereby providing optimum weathertightness.
Complete glass walls can be opened almost fully with folding sliding doors from Schüco. The individual units are simply folded into a small space and pushed to the side – quick and compact. There are two options available depending on the area of use:
Highly thermally insulated folding sliding doors for external use
The door leaf stack for this thermally insulated door can be folded inwards or outwards very easily and moved to the right and/or left. The door leaves roll almost silently on roller carriers. They are securely guided at the top and at the bottom. This creates the ideal connection between the interior and exterior.
Non-insulated folding sliding doors for use indoors
The non-insulated folding sliding door is the ideal choice in areas in which no additional thermal insulation is required. The door system can be opened fully to extend living spaces and offices.
When it comes to sliding systems for doors and windows, there are no limits to the choice of colours.
The profile surfaces can be designed in different colours inside and outside to satisfy individual requirements. Your Schüco partner will be happy to give you personal advice in this regard.
Colours define our lives. They define our homes too. Schüco AutomotiveFinish combines a brilliant surface appearance usually found only in the automotive industry with the fabrication benefits of PVC-U. This opens up new, top-quality design opportunities, both inside and outside. The exclusive Schüco AutomotiveFinish metallic colours provide you with brilliant design options which bring out the character of your home in a unique way. What is special about it is that windows, doors and accessories can be designed tone-on-tone with Schüco AutomotiveFinish.
Schüco TopAlu – PVC-U windows with external aluminium cover cap. Schüco TopAlu thereby combines maximum comfort, an attractive appearance and optimum value retention in one product. The PVC-U window offers excellent thermal insulation and the aluminium cover cap allows for special colour accents and offers a high level of protection against environmental factors. So that you can enjoy your new Schüco PVC-U windows for many years to come.
Colour is one of the most important visual factors for people. PVC-U windows are an important design element in this respect. And nowadays they don’t always have to be white. With PVC-U windows from Schüco you have an unlimited choice of colours, from classic white to vibrant shades. The comprehensive palette of colours consisting of single colours with a smooth or grained appearance offers individual design options. The range is completed by a series of finely textured woodgrains. An impressive variety for creative designs, including the option of combining different colour shades on the inside and outside of window frames and vents.