Accordion systems – similarly to sliding systems – are currently very fashionable solutions, which are being used increasingly boldly in modern building plans. Their chief advantages are simple operation, elegant appearance, and optimal use of space. Glazings installed in accordion systems are a perfect combination, allowing both light and users to pass from the outdoors into a building. Accordion systems can be applied in designs with large-format glazings, while simultaneously preserving optimal partitions of the design. This is very practical when one needs to open enough leafs to create the appropriate passage and functional space.
Accordion systems consist of multiple components, namely leafs joined by hinges. The first leaf serves as the opening component, and the others move to an orientation perpendicular to the axis of applied opening force. Systemic fittings are optimized for functionality: the hinges are integrated with sliding carriages. Guides for the leafs of accordion designs are placed on the top edge and in the threshold. Systemic solutions make it possible to apply a low threshold with a brush gasket or a four-part doorframe, the bottom of which can be sunk into the floor. Designs are fabricated from thermally insulated, three-chamber aluminum profiles, characterized by an excellent heat transfer coefficient. Folding systems give much freedom in product design when it comes to: partition of the design, configuration of leafs, method of opening (to the outside or to the inside), and open up broad interior design possibilities.
joints between profiles and glazings are based on tried-and-tested solutions also applied in basic door and window systems. Accordion designs are made from insulated profiles, so they can provide the appropriate level of thermal insulation, soundproofing and can be filled with a wide range of fillings. They serve for designing and implementing joinery that is lightweight, functional and appealing to the user, while simultaneously offering the possibility of creating versatile and unique spaces filled with natural light. The configuration of sections and the method and direction in which the leafs of accordion designs open and fold depend on the space available around the design and on users’ requirements. Depending on users’ expectations, such designs can open outwards or inwards. Folding solutions allow for the mobile separation of rooms into separate areas. Accordion designs are distinguished by a light weight compared to their dimensions, and they structure ensures stability and comfort over many years of use.
Folding designs are installed wherever there is a need to open and optimally collapse the entire construction in order to maximize useful space. The practical application of accordion constructions is very broad: from external walls in restaurants, hotels and stores to partitions for terraces and winter gardens in residences. Constructions based on a collapsing leaf system are perfectly suited for joining the space of a residential building with a winter garden or terrace. In restaurants and cafes, they are used as exits onto terraces, gardens or patios. In many public buildings, aluminum accordion systems are applied as mobile partition walls, allowing for separation of areas and optimization of space in large rooms.
Aluminum sliding systems provide numerous interior design possibilities and make it possible to implement designs meeting high technical and aesthetic requirements. Modern and functional sliding solutions for aluminum constructions provide nearly unlimited horizons for designing open and illuminated rooms. Sliding systems make it easier to plan versatile interiors. They allow for optimal use of useful space, creating new functionality for rooms and raising their standard. Aluminum sliding systems allow for the application of very large glazings, and constructions on the exterior and interior side do not require additional space for opening.
are offered in numerous varieties, intended for different applications and the requirements associated with them, in terms of thermal insulation and soundproofing, as well as functionality and appearance. The range of sliding systems includes designs without a warm spacer, for use inside buildings, and designs for unheated orangeries, balconies, terraces and loggias. Most aluminum sliding systems, however, are based on profiles with a warm edge spacer, which finds applications in exterior designs of sliding doors, sliding windows and raise-and-slide terrace doors. Regardless of the type of profiles used, sliding designs can be opened and closed manually or equipped with electric drives.
are a distinguishing mark of modern design, and at the same time, they are characterized by functionality, convenience of use and excellent technical properties. Sliding doors and windows set new standards: high thermal insulation specifications, large-size glazings, and very rich possibilities when it comes to a particular design’s color scheme. Thanks to these properties, designers are using them more and more eagerly in modern commercial and residential construction plans, satisfying even the most demanding requirements of investors when it comes to comfort and aesthetic. Aluminum sliding systems perform well in both elegant office buildings and shopping malls and modern residential buildings, endowing them with a spacious and prestigious character, providing maximum illumination, and guaranteeing freedom of interior design thanks to the exceptional space savings on both sides of the construction.
Sliding door and window systems allow for the application of very large-size glazings and the greatest weights of sliding leafs. Plastic spacers ensure the appropriate thermal insulation of aluminum profiles and excellent technical specifications. The depth of the frame made of profiles makes it possible to apply glazings of varying structure and thickness. Terrace sliding doors can be equipped with a low threshold or have their frames set into the building’s structure, thanks to which the surface of the threshold is made flush with the floor, yielding the optical effect of a floor-to-ceiling glazing.
As in the case of most aluminum profiles, a very rich range of color schemes is available for finishing such sliding systems. Available are powder painting in the RAL palette, in various shades and gloss levels, and painting with imitation wood colors, with representation of wood grain, is also possible. Recently introduced surface finishing technology makes it possible to obtain the color and texture of structural concrete or imitate corrosion. Despite large and heavy, panoramic glazings, aluminum sliding constructions provide a high level of security, convenient use, and exceptional durability and solidity.