Sliding doors ON THE CENTRAL COAST, SYDNEY & NEWCASTLE
Timber Sliding Doors
Sliding Door Styles
Frequently Asked Questions
Can any type of door be turned into a sliding door?
Most wooden door styles can be converted from hinged doors into sliding doors. Top hung slides are a versatile method of hanging a door, allowing you to hang nearly any kind of wood door. Heavy doors may not work as well as sliding doors, but the overall style and shape of the door does not matter when deciding on a regular hinge or sliding door.
Are sliding doors safe?
It depends on the circumstances. They are not as effective at delaying burglars, but sliding doors may be safer in the event of a fire. Door handles heat up during a fire, and the wood may expand to make it difficult for you to open the door. Sliding doors don’t have handles, and they slide open on a fitted track that will not be affected by expansion of the wood.
How much wall space is needed for a sliding door?
For any type of sliding door, you need double the usual door space for the installation. If the average door is around 800mm wide, you would need a minimum of 1600mm for a sliding door. Measure twice the width of the desired door size to know if you have enough space or not.