Why Sliding Pocket Door design had to change
Historically, Architects have specified Pocket Doors to ensure the aesthetics of their designs can be delivered. However, Installers have been reluctant to use such products because of complex, time consuming and sometimes troublesome installation requirements.
It’s easy to see how this misconception has arisen and there are a number of issues the door manufacturing industry needed to address:
Installation & Reliability
Traditionally Pocket Doors take a long time to install and often require rectification after project completion because of a failure to adopt a system led approach.
The need for a System-led Approach
Sliding pocket doors are often created by installers and contractors by sourcing a variety of components from multi-manufacturers that may or may not be compatible. This impacts durability and product performance.
Design & Durability
The pocket formation needs to be slim but also strong, perfectly aligned and plumb. Not something which can easily be achieved, especially when a range of incompatible products are used to create a pocket door system.
As a leader in door system manufacture, Selo believes every product should be simple to install and should deliver optimal in-situ performance and product life without compromising on aesthetics.
The Enigma system tackles the core issues faced by the industry when specifying and installing sliding pocket doors by providing:
A complete system that includes the pocket formation, wall interfaces, fire and acoustic components, running gear, trims, door leaf, a variety of frame and finish options, and close/open mechanisms. By adopting a system-led approach that guarantees component compatibility we can ensure simple installation and reliability.
A high-performance pocket formation that benefits from strength, rigidity and perfect alignment as well as good aesthetics. The Enigma pocket formation is robust and all aspects of the formation are engineered to ensure the smooth running of the sliding gear via alignment of all components, something which is essential to the successful, long-term operation of the door system.
Choose between Concealed, Visible and Shadow-gap frame/trim options for ultimate design flexibility.
Fire and acoustic performance as standard.
A variety of bespoke options including bespoke trims, bespoke door leaf finishes, irregular wall thickness, heavy-duty running gear and thicker door leafs when a thickness greater than the standard 44m is required.
In summary, sliding pocket doors need not be problematic for specifiers, installers or end-users.
By adopting a more innovative, holistic approach to system design, Enigma pocket doors provide the ultimate in design and performance to the benefit of everyone from the specifier through to the end-user.