Sliding glass doors on high rise buildings

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Which sliding doors are suitable for high rise buildings?

A study by New London Architecture (NLA) displays new statistics for the architectural design and construction of high rise or multi-storey buildings. These statistics revealed a rapid increase in the amount of these high rise buildings being designed and built over the past few years. In 2014, 45 new tall buildings were under construction, whereas in 2018 over 500 high-rises were in the pipeline for the ever-changing skyline of London.

A large portion of these buildings is within the ‘Build to Rent’ sector, reflecting the drive towards buildings designed with substantial height consisting of luxury apartments, to build maximum living spaces in a minimal area of land.

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With London’s population continuing to increase and the demand for new homes rising, well thought out and beautifully designed properties within high-rise buildings built in the right location are part of the solution. By using expertly managed construction techniques and high-quality design, residences within these buildings can be spacious, bright and open-plan.

With new advancements of glazing products, these luxury city apartments can benefit from balcony access, Juliet balconies or roof terrace access. With now even slimmer frame profiles, these contemporary properties can enjoy panoramic views across the cityscape.

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Can sliding doors be used on high rise buildings?

Some may think that sliding doors are not suitable for these tall buildings, however, the slim frames and high weather resistance testing (including impressive wind load resistance), make the panoramah! sliding doors one of the few sliding door systems that can be used at these higher levels.

This sliding aluminium system has been tested with winds up to 206 km/h and air pressures of 2000 Pa for use on the top levels of these residential towers.

Some projects from IQ that feature sliding door systems include Tontine Street, Great Newport Street and Old Brewery Mews, showcasing the dramatic aesthetic difference the use of specialist sliding door systems can make on both the internal and external architectural design to these high-rise residential building projects.

For more information and technical advice about using slim framed sliding door systems on high rise buildings, contact IQ by calling 01494 722 880 or email

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Shannon Normoyle

After completing her MA Digital Marketing Degree, Shannon wasted no time putting her skills into practice within the glazing industry. She can often be found working on SEO strategies and creating content.
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