Curvaglide : the new glass slides from wall to wall | Balconette
Massive sliding curved glass doors for the luxury housing market, wider than ever before, have been developed by Surrey glass door specialists.
Wide-open, sliding curved glass patio doors, described as an architect’s dream design flourish, now go wider than ever before with the launch of a new system from Surrey specialists Balconette. The new doors feature a new development that reduces heat transference by a third.
The newly-launched Curvaglide® system is bespoke built to fit curved facades. Enhanced tracks and rolling mechanisms mean previous width limits have been greatly expanded, with installations of up to 19 metres already completed. Customisable options mean the doors can be overlapped in a variety of different configurations.
“Curved patio doors are a high-end, exclusive product” says Balconette CEO Effi Wolff. “Bi-fold patio doors have become commonplace, but curved building facades are rare, and demand something special.
“We have engineered a new support structure and rolling mechanisms to handle extreme widths. For properties lucky enough to feature curving walls, the new Curvaglide® doors are the perfect complement. Owners get to feel as if they are in the landscape, not just looking at it.”
Both the curved glass and matched frames are made to measure in-house by Balconette, who have UK headquarters 40 minutes outside London. The sliding mechanism uses either 2 or 3 tracks, allowing customised configurations of fixed and sliding doors. The smallest configuration uses just 2 panes, both sliding to reveal a 50% opening. For larger installations, up to 4 doors can be slideable. The radius, door/pane widths, height and sliding configurations are all bespoke. Balconette supply the entire system, with low-E double-glazing, stopping more than half the internal or external heat transferring through the glass, standard across the range. 28 mm double glazing is also standard, with toughened safety glass on both sides.