- Sliding Shutters
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FlexiGlide sliding shutters are elegant and strong security barriers. Unlike traditional roller shutters they slide horizontally and fold away to the side.
Our sliding shutters leave the opening completely clear, which makes them very suitable for securing shopfronts, restaurants and counters. And because they can follow any curve, FlexiGlide shutters work very well in curved designs often used in airports and shopping centres.
There are many benefits of sliding folding shutters over traditional roller shutters. For example, it's very easy to close off wide openings and openings with limited headroom with them. Also, you can use them in straight runs as well as to follow a curve.
There is a FlexiGlide for almost every situation. Use the table below for a quick overview of our types of sliding shutters. You'll find more detailed information on each product page.
For more information or advice on which type of sliding shutter is best in a certain situation, please contact us. We're here to help.
Sliding shutters consist of aluminium panels that make floor-to-ceiling barrier. At regular intervals there are locking posts with shoot-bolts that secure the shutter into the floor and the ceiling. The whole shutter hangs from an aluminium top-track (there's no need for a bottom track) and can slide and fold horizontally to the side.
The beauty of a sliding shutter is that it can fold up into a small space and slide out of the way completely when it's not in use. It's possible to build a floor-to-ceiling compartment for the folded-up shutter to go into. This can have a hinged door that hides the shutter from view. Because our sliding shutters only need a top-track (which optionally can be recessed) and no bottom track, an folded open shutter leaves the opening totally clear.
Also see the following sections for a better understanding of our range of sliding shutters:
|Feature||Classic Chainlink||Barrier||Vision Guard||Vision Air||Vision Glass||Protector|
|Type of shutter curtain||Vertical aluminium rods connected by horizontal aluminium spacers||Vertical aluminium rods connected by aluminium plates||Open aluminium panels with vertical aluminium rods and horizontal aluminium spacer plates||Aluminium framed curtain with aluminium infill panels punched with round or oblong holes||Aluminium framed curtain with polycarbonate or tempered glass (*) infill panels||Curtain made from opaque solid aluminium panels|
|Main features||Cost-effective, minimum support required, lightweight, very open, excellent airflow||Variety of patterns, good balance between security, openness and weight||Higher level of security, open structure with good visibility and airflow||Excellent security, good visibility when lit from behind, good airflow||Excellent security and visibility||Maximum security and privacy|
|Level of security|
|Weight||5.9 kg/m2||7.3 kg/m2||7.3 kg/m2||10.7 kg/m2||10.7 kg/m2
(* 12.2 kg/m2)
|Available colours||Clear anodised only||Clear anodised only||Standard colours: clear anodised, white, light bronze, medium bronze, black. Optional colours: almost all RAL colours||Standard colours: clear anodised, white, light bronze, medium bronze, black. Optional colours: almost all RAL colours||Standard colours: clear anodised, white, light bronze, medium bronze, black. Optional colours: almost all RAL colours|
|Notes||Variety of patterns available||Variety of patterns available||Variety of patterns available||Steel panel for round holes. Aluminium panel for oblong holes||With polycarbonate glass as standard|
|More info||» Classic Chainlink||» Barrier||» Vision Guard||» Vision Air||» Vision Glass||» Protector|