sliding doors: modern living

The structure of the sliding door

1. sliding door door leaf
Clear or satinized, with or without decorative elements - there are no limits to the design of glass door leaves.

2. sliding door track
Whether minimalist concealed or visible technology - the sliding door track keeps the weight down and ensures that the glass door runs smoothly.

3. sliding door handle
The control element on the door is available as a handle bar or a handle shell.

sliding door systems

sliding door handles

glass sliding door leaves

Sliding glass doors

From sliding door systems to handles, sliding door leaves to door decorations: you will find all this at Griffwerk.

Sliding doors: Systems

All fittings for your sliding door: sliding rail, runner, soft-close - for ceiling. or wall mounting.

Handles for the Sliding door

Find a handle shell or handle bar that perfectly fits your sliding door and interior style: From loft to hygge.


Glass sliding door leafs

Whether white glass, gray glass or green glass - whether matte, transparent or decorated: Here you will find the right door leaf for your sliding glass door.

More light, more space, more elegance: with sliding glass doors.

A glass sliding door is an elegant and filigree alternative to hinged and sliding doors made of wood.

The biggest advantage: the living space gains light. Glass doors open up rooms, allow wide lines of sight and make living areas appear brighter and larger.

Sliding glass doors - advantages at one look

  • Sliding glass doors allow daylight into every room
  • Each glass sliding door saves space as they have no pivoting range
  • Sliding doors are a stylish and elegant way of creating connection and separation of rooms - great alternative to the wall as a room divider.
  • Sliding door systems are ideal for barrier-free living
  • The sliding door does not close in case of draught
  • They allow larger dimensions than hinged door
  • The sliding glass door can disappear behind furnitur
  • Sliding glass doors turn niches into small rooms - such as a walk-in wardrobe

stylish design - perfect technology

Unmistakable design and perfected technology of the highest quality and durability - this is what distinguishes our sliding glass doors: all configured online - and can be ordered.
PLANEO in graphite black, for example, sets strong design accents and offers maximum ease of use. Thanks to Softclose, the glass sliding doors do not hit hard, but are gently and quietly retracted into the locking position of the guide rail.

More light thanks to sliding doors

Clearly recognisable functions, authentic materials, a high standard of quality and durability: that's what we value. We develop sliding door systems with unmistakable design and unobtrusive but perfected technology. 
Uncovered sliding door systems display their function. They exude a touch of loft character and, especially as a double-leaf variant, look like generous portals. Covered sliding door systems, on the other hand, are simple and discreet. The mechanics are concealed inside. They are available in stainless steel or aluminium look and in numerous variants.

The new black and the sliding door

We have equipped the sliding door fitting PLANEO 120 with additional space solution possibilities. The range now also includes fanlights, side elements and much more. In addition, PLANEO 120 is now also available in the "graphite black" surface. All variants are also available with soft close. This means that the glass sliding door does not strike, but is gently pulled into the locking position: small details that simply offer more living comfort. All glass doors can also be realised at room height.

The space-saving wonder: Sliding door

In many cities, living space is getting scarcer and scarcer. Rooms can be adapted to personal living needs with clever solutions - very modern without an additional wall. Flats can be visually enlarged by allowing long lines of sight. The best way to do this is with sliding glass doors, because they open up rooms - unlike opaque sliding wooden doors, for example. For example, sliding glass doors provide a view of the living area from the hallway - and the small adjoining room facing the backyard benefits from daylight on the sunny south side thanks to sliding glass doors. Especially in old flats, you often find many smaller, nested rooms. An interior door made of glass improves an awkward cut. How about, for example, connecting the dining room with the living room or kitchen by replacing the old wooden doors with new, light sliding glass doors? Even in old buildings, you don't have to do without such attractive combination rooms.

Another piece of advice for sliding doors

Those who have particularly little space available are well advised to use sliding glass doors because, unlike hinged doors, they do not require a swing area into the room. They run along the wall to save space. The old doors do not have standard dimensions or wooden doors cannot be installed? Particularly tricky installation situations can be easily mastered with sliding glass doors, because at GRIFFWERK you can find almost any desired special dimensions online. Our specialist retail partners will be happy to help you find the right dimensions - for a convenient way to create your own individual model. The right hardware solution can also be selected there: GRIFFWERK offers design systems for fittings and sliding glass doors from a single source.

Full height, please!

Low ceilings seem oppressive and uncomfortable. If you can, you afford room height; the higher, the better. It's nice if the doors also use the full height. Various door and fitting solutions are available. Full-height all-glass doors have the strongest effect, unlike wooden doors. All our all-glass doors can be ordered as special sizes. Your specialist dealer will advise you on the right size and the right fittings. They also know which door weights are suitable for which hinges or sliding door systems, because large doors weigh more - and should not be lowered later.

Individual solutions

GRIFFWERK offers coordinated hardware solutions for floor-to-ceiling glass doors. High-quality equipment details such as drill hole adapters in the hinges for swing doors stabilise large doors. The matching adapters are available from GRIFFWERK with the hinged door fittings - simply research online on our site, quickly find a dealer or online shop, and you're done. If you don't want continuous door heights, choose a solution with fanlights. Skylights are transparent areas above the door, usually divided by a cross frame. The standard door dimensions are thereby visually opened upwards. This can also be useful if you want to include a design reference to other doors at normal door height.

Optimized floor plans

Glass doors open up rooms, allow wide lines of sight and make living areas appear brighter and larger. They are therefore ideal for optimising floor plans, especially in renovations. In new buildings, on the other hand, open floor plans are already gaining ground. Here, functional areas are connected with each other - for example, entrance and living area or kitchen and dining room. Interior doors made of glass can nevertheless be used to create open room boundaries. They function as a vestibule or offer more privacy through satinised glass or frosted glass. The open whole is not lost.

Contrast with filigree frame profile

The micromatt surface of screen-printed glass doors in white glass PURE WHITE by Griffwerk reflects light similar to a crystalline, radiant snow surface. This lighting effect is particularly effective in full-surface screen printing. Unclouded, natural daylight flows into other rooms. The transparency connects rooms to spacious, open spaces.

A filigree frame profile only 6 mm wide surrounds the glass surface of the PLANO AIR sliding door system. Its matt black contrasts with the brilliant white glass surface. The minimalist, black handle strip has been coordinated in design - no more than a fine, graphic line fulfils all functions. The concealed running track of the sliding door system features a softclose and other technical refinements.


Planeo Air Silent - Sliding door tight and modern

With PLANEO AIR SILENT, GRIFFWERK developed a tightly closing sliding glass door system with Soft-Close that keeps out sound as well as kitchen smells, steam and draughts. This is made possible by laterally attached rubber lips. They were integrated into the narrow, all-round aluminium profile. The door reveal does not need to be changed. An additional slide-in system is not required. The puristic appearance is retained. PLANEO AIR SILENT is comparable to a wooden door in terms of sound insulation and was developed by GRIFFWERK in Blaustein.

Thanks to sliding door: save energy and electricity costs

Lighter living feel with sliding doors

Dark rooms not only depress the mood. They also put you in a bad mood when it comes to energy consumption. You compensate for a lack of light with lamps - and they need electricity. This increases energy consumption and costs money.

You can achieve a lot with simple renovation measures. It doesn't have to be new wooden windows: Sliding glass doors also provide much better daylight through rooms. A smart solution that can also become an eye-catcher with the right design.

Sliding glass doors are versatile. Whether a windowless hallway, an awkwardly located living room on the north side or an adjoining room that is to become a walk-in wardrobe: Sliding glass doors let friendly sunlight flood into cool rooms and improve the living feeling.


High-quality white glass, such as PURE WHITE by GRIFFWERK, which does not have the green tint of conventional float glass, is particularly bright. It blends neutrally and without colour clouding into the living ambience. Depending on the type of glass and the finish, glass doors offer a clearer view or more privacy. You can configure your glass sliding door individually online: For example, GRIFFWERK also offers all sliding glass doors with laser decor with a satin finish on the back (TWO SIDES) for more privacy.

Sustainable planning with sliding glass doors

Those who want to plan their living spaces with foresight are also well advised to use sliding glass doors. Sliding doors in particular contribute to barrier-free living with maximum room opening and threshold-free room transitions. Whether you opt for a sliding door system or a classic all-glass hinged door is up to your personal taste. Either way, glass room doors add value to the living ambience and are also real energy savers.

Dark rooms not only depress the mood, they also make for a bad energy balance. The lack of light must be replaced by artificial light sources, and these need electricity.

Sliding door: Perfect for the home office

Even in smaller flats, previously unused side rooms can be transformed into attractive, light-filled workrooms with the help of sliding glass doors.

Sleep longer, make the work-life balance more flexible or work whenever your personal daily schedule allows? That sounds very attractive. That is why the home office is becoming increasingly popular. Many companies are now also offering flexible work options. In addition to lower travel costs, tax savings are also a factor.
With a glass sliding door, your own home office can be discreetly separated. You determine the transparency of GRIFFWERK glass doors the way you want it:

  • Opaque glass sliding doors such as Piano White offer maximum privacy protection.
  • Translucent glass also provides a high level of visual protection, but allows light to pass through.
  • Those who like a spacious loft character opt for more transparency and double-leaf doors.

Even in smaller flats, adjoining rooms can be converted into light-flooded offices, because wooden doors can easily be replaced by glass doors. Sliding doors can even be fitted over existing frames. Your sliding glass door is made of toughened safety glass (TSG) as standard. On request, it can also be made with laminated safety glass ( LSG).

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Room optimization with glass sliding doors

Sliding doors with plain text

This turns the glass door into a poetic entrance: texts or typographic decorations can be engraved on sliding glass doors using laser technology. This is how GRIFFWERK combines individuality and modern design. The motifs on grey glass have a particularly exciting effect. The white tone of the engraved lettering contrasts well with the grey tone of the glass material. You can also combine lettering motifs with green or white PURE WHITE by GRIFFWERK glass.

Simply choose your favourite motif or write your own text. Whether your philosophy of life, a meaningful date or a personal quotation: your door becomes a canvas. Letter business premises or waiting rooms in your own corporate design. Laser technology makes single and small print runs possible.

Loft look thanks to pilaster strips on sliding doors

A loft flat is a dream for many people. While living in a loft was once an emergency solution, a real loft has long since become a luxury that only the very wealthy can afford. But even those who don't have millions to spare can create a flat with a loft feeling with little effort: Pilaster strips on glass doors is the magic formula.

Sliding door: pilaster strips create a loft look

A real loft door is a heavy construction made of glass and steel. However, if you want to bring loft flair into your home, you can also achieve this effect quite simply with pilaster strips:

Pilaster strips for doors are narrow decorations on the smooth surface of the door. They can be fitted vertically and/or horizontally and either rest on the door or be embedded in the material. Pilaster strips visually divide a door and give it that "special something". Depending on the type, material and installation of the pilaster strips, a different atmosphere can be achieved.

To create a loft feeling, black pilaster strips on large clear glass sliding doors are best suited. They immediately catch the eye and create the typical "factory window look". The sliding door is thus transformed from a simple room divider into an important design element from which the flat draws its character.

The evolution of the loft sliding door

At GRIFFWERK, we were inspired by Bauhaus façade windows for the evolution of the pilaster door. Instead of a heavy steel construction, the filigree louvre system made of black aluminium of our PLANEO LOFT sliding glass door ensures the perfect loft look. PLANEO LOFT impresses with surface-mounted pilaster strips that are only 0.8 mm thick. They are simply mounted on the large-surface all-glass door, ensuring stability and low weight.

Our new interpretation of the loft door is available as a single or double-leaf door in all sizes, also ceiling-high for the XXL loft effect.  The frames made of lightweight aluminium look like window frames in a factory. They protect the edges and add hardly any weight. The narrow dimensions of the frame and pilaster strips create a particularly light, modern look. The feeling of the old, heavy factory and Bauhaus windows is thus transported into our time and into modern living - but without the disadvantages. Thanks to the system construction, PLANEO LOFT pilaster strip doors are easy to install and maintain.

A special feature of the GRIFFWERK pilaster strips: You can arrange them individually and thus give your home loft a very personal touch. Choose between wall or ceiling mounting, a fixed side panel is also possible.

Sliding doors: FAQ

Why sliding doors?

Sliding glass doors let daylight into every room and save space at the same time. They are also wonderfully suitable as room dividers and optimal for barrier-free living.

How wide are sliding doors?

935mm x 2058mm x 8mm (width x height x depth). This is the typical standard size for sliding doors. Other standard dimensions are 1060x2085x8 mm and 935x2183x8 mm. Glass doors are also available in special sizes.

Which glass for sliding doors?

Toughened safety glass or laminated safety glass. The former is heat-treated glass with increased impact and shock resistance. In the event of breakage, small, blunt shards are produced.

If the sliding door is to be particularly robust, we recommend LSG PRIME DOORS. They consist of two thermally toughened safety glasses and an inner tear-resistant film. In the event of breakage, the shards adhere to this intermediate layer. In addition, LSG prime glass has sound-absorbing properties.

Does a sliding door have a frame?

Frames are not required for a sliding door. If frames are nevertheless installed, the distance between the sliding door and the wall can be increased by using a spacer profile, so that the door can easily run in front of the frame.

How are sliding doors installed?

  1. Observe the material of the wall for the selection of the appropriate drill and dowel.
  2. Align the running rail on the wall with the help of a spirit level. Mark the predefined fastening holes of the running rail on the wall. Drill the indicated fastening points and mount the rail.
  3. Mark the floor guide on the floor according to the opening direction of the sliding door, pre-drill and install. If the floor is smooth, the floor guide can also be glued to the floor with the enclosed adhesive strip.
  4. Slide the end stopper and soft pull into the sliding door rail. On the handle side, fix flush with the edge of the running rail with the appropriate torque. Do not yet fix the mounting parts on the other side.
  5. Thoroughly clean the glass door leaf on the upper glass door surface before attaching the carriage. Adjust the runner for the corresponding glass thickness and mount the activator.
  6. Fix the trolley in the appropriate position on the glass door. Loosen the safety screw and slide it downwards.
  7. Hang the glass door leaf. Use the adjustment screws to align the glass door. Slide the glass door into the open position and lock the rear stopper and soft-close mechanism in this position.
  8. Adjust the safety catch. If necessary, adjust the activator. Fit the cover for the sliding door rail and fix it in place with grub screws. Fit end caps.
  9. Stick the handle shell or handle bar onto the glass door using the SENSA adhesive technique. If necessary, use a template for application.

What has to be considered for fittings with clamp mounting?

LSG doors can be used for glass door systems with clamp mounting SENSA by GRIFFWERK. The inner foil is only slightly elastic. We nevertheless recommend readjusting the screws of the fixing after some time and later if necessary. Glass doors, like wooden doors, can adapt to changing room conditions and thus change. Please refer to the respective product data sheets for detailed information.

How tight are sliding doors?

Sound as well as kitchen odours, water vapour and draughts are kept out by the tightly closing PLANEO AIR SILENT sliding door system from GRIFFWERK. The seal is made possible by laterally attached rubber lips and a floor brush. Both elements are integrated into the surrounding aluminium profile and blend into the purist design. The door reveal remains unchanged. PLANEO AIR SILENT is comparable to a wooden door in terms of sound insulation.

How soundproof are sliding doors?

The new tight-closing sliding door PLANEO AIR SILENT is comparable to a wooden door in terms of sound insulation. In addition, it seals rooms not only against sound, but also against kitchen odours, water vapour and draughts, for example.

Are there lockable sliding doors?

Yes, sliding doors can be purchased as lockable and non-lockable variants. Compared to the ordinary revolving door, the bolt of the sliding door cannot engage directly with the striking plate of a normal frame. Since the movement is parallel to the wall, a hook or compass bolt lock must be fitted to the sliding door system. This engages in the door frame and makes the sliding door lockable. Sliding door systems in front of the wall require a stop post onto which the door leaf can run.

At GRIFFWERK we get around this problem with the PLANEO SMART2LOCK system. Invisible from the outside, the locking technology provides a secure lock.

How do I lock sliding doors?

With the PLANEO SMART2LOCK locking system from Griffwerk integrated in the handle, sliding doors can be locked at the touch of a button. The locking technology is invisibly integrated into the handle bar and sliding system. An LED on the handle bar indicates inside and outside whether the door is locked.

Where can I find the right sliding door?

Whether clear glass or float glass, toughened safety glass or laminated safety glass - at GRIFFWERK we manufacture individual sliding doors for specialist shops and private individuals. Your specialist dealer is sure to have GRIFFWERK products in stock. You can find out more about our wide range of models on our website. If you have any individual questions, your specialist dealer will be happy to advise you.

How do I determine the allowance of the sliding door?

Whether you use a folding rule or a laser measuring device - the most important thing is to always measure at several points. Especially in old buildings, ceilings, floors and walls are not always completely straight. For an accurate measurement, it is best to measure at the far left and far right from wall to wall at three points (bottom, middle, top) and at the very top and very bottom at three points from the ceiling to the finished floor. When ordering the sliding door, always use the smallest dimension. As a rule, all sliding doors can be subsequently adjusted in height by one to two millimeters.

What is the cost of a sliding door?

The price of a sliding door depends on how big it is, whether it is single or double-leaf and what glass is used. A single-wing door in the simplest version can be obtained from about 100 euros glass + 250 euros hardware, whereas a double-wing sliding door with digital printing decoration can sometimes cost more than 1,000 euros. 

How well do sliding doors close?

GRIFFWERK sliding doors with the PLANEO AIR SILENT system close almost airtight. This prevents water vapor or strong smells - e.g. after cooking - from entering the next room. You don't have to worry about drafts either. In addition, sliding doors of this design offer good protection against noise - comparable to the soundproofing of a wooden door.

Where to buy sliding doors?

High-quality sliding doors are best purchased from a specialist dealer. You can also purchase GRIFFWERK sliding doors online from our contractual partners.

What do sliding glass doors weigh?

The weight of a sliding glass door varies depending on the door and depends on the dimensions and type of glass. Therefore, we have a few examples for you: Sliding doors with dimensions 935x2058x8mm (for example, our sliding glass door Lines Four 503 made of toughened glass) results in a surface of 1.94 m². This weighs about 39 kg. A wider sliding glass door (1060x2058x8mm) is slightly heavier, weighing about 44 kg. Sliding doors for high rooms (935x2183x8mm) are in the middle with about 41 kg.

Sliding glass door - What do I need to consider?

Sliding glass doors widen any room due to their translucency. To maintain this effect for a long time, it is important that the glass is cleaned gently. The best way to do this is to use warm water, a sponge or a soft, lint-free cloth. Residues are best removed with an ordinary glass cleaner. More aggressive cleaning agents such as scouring agents should not be used. They can roughen the glass surface, causing scratches or even damaging the protective layer.

Professional tip: Cleaning large areas instead of specific spots prevents water spots and limescale residues.

Who installs a sliding door?

You can install sliding doors yourself. We tell you how to do this in the section "How are sliding doors installed? Alternatively, you can also commission a specialist with the installation. Dealers who sell Griffwerk products often offer an installation service. The specialist will then come to your home and professionally install the sliding door for you. If, despite careful work, faults occur, there is usually a guarantee that these will be rectified as quickly as possible, free of charge. The installation service is a quick way to achieve the perfect sliding door, especially for physically impaired people or people who are not very skilled.

How much space does a sliding door need?

Sliding doors are more space-saving than swinging doors because the swinging range of the door does not have to be considered. Wall-integrated sliding doors save a particularly large amount of space because they disappear into the wall and thus do not take up any space for the door leaf. However, the wall should be thick enough to enclose the sliding door. Exterior sliding doors require a little more space. Tip: You should plan the thickness of the sliding door system along the wall for this.

Are sliding glass doors modern?

Sliding glass doors are often used in modern interiors in such a way that they are a visual highlight: Thanks to laser engravings or similar discreet decorations. Thanks to their translucency, they create a warm feeling of space and make the room appear larger than it actually is.

What material for sliding door?

Sliding doors are usually made of glass, wood, plastic, metal or mixtures of these materials. Which door material is most suitable for the sliding door is determined by the intended use. The material ultimately determines essential door properties such as weight, light transmission, sound insulation, thermal insulation or burglar resistance.

Can I lock sliding doors by sensor?

We have developed a special technology for Griffwerk sliding doors: smart2lock: With this, a push of a button is enough to lock or unlock the sliding door. A busy indicator by LED inside and outside shows on the sliding door whether it is locked or unlocked. In addition to long battery life, we have of course made sure that the sliding door can also be unlocked when the batteries are flat: no problem thanks to panic opening and emergency unlocking.

We do not have a sliding door with a motion sensor that opens automatically when you approach.

Which sliding door is the trend?

There are essentially seven trends for the coming years: 

1. the sliding door as a room divider to divide up large rooms at short notice. 

2. making small rooms or niches usable thanks to sliding doors - for example as a home office or guest toilet.

3. walk-in closets: niches can easily be turned into walk-in closets thanks to sliding doors. 

4. Small rooms appear larger thanks to sliding glass doors. This use will continue to increase. 

5. loft style is increasingly finding its way into homes - even through small things like black hardware for a sliding glass door.

6. sliding track systems for the sliding door - especially those that disappear into the wall - are particularly trendy. 

7. a frosted sliding door or decorated with photo printing: also a trend for the next few years. 

How to use sliding doors as room dividers?

Instead of permanently transforming a large room into several small ones by putting up a wall, sometimes a floor-to-ceiling sliding door is more suitable: it divides large rooms into smaller ones - temporarily or forever, but in any case without taking away light. How exactly to do this, read our blog.

Is every Griffwerk sliding door equipped with Softclose?

Please refer to the exact product description of the sliding door system.

Are sliding doors standardised?

The European standard DIN EN 1527:1998 specifies the basic criteria of building hardware and test methods and classes of the respective types of sliding doors - its exact name is: "Locks and building hardware - Hardware for sliding and folding doors - Requirements and test methods".

The standard differentiates sliding doors according to safety requirements, weight, handling, service life and opening direction. 

What types of glass are used for the sliding door?

Toughened safety glass or laminated safety glass. If the sliding door needs to withstand a lot, VSG PRIME DOORS are a good choice. These sliding doors are made of two thermally toughened safety glasses and a tear-resistant film on the inside. If the glass breaks, shards of glass stick to it.

What are the advantages of sliding doors?

One advantage of sliding doors is that they save space since they do not have to swing in or out of the room. They are also easy to open and close, making them well-suited for people with mobility issues or for use in tight spaces. Sliding doors can also help reduce a building's energy consumption by retaining heat in the winter and preventing cool drafts in the summer.

How do sliding doors work?

Sliding doors work by moving on rails along a wall or frame. The door is supported by rollers or sliders that run on the tracks, making it easy to open and close. Some sliding doors have some sort of lever or handle that is used to open and close the door while others may have a knob or switch to open and close them.

What are sliding doors?

Schiebetüren sind Türen die sich auf Schienen entlang einer Wand oder eines Rahmens bewegen. Sie werden verwendet um Räume oder Bereiche abzugrenzen oder um Zugang zu diesen Bereichen zu ermöglichen.

What are the advantages of sliding glass doors?

The advantages of sliding glass doors are:

  1. Light transmission: sliding glass doors allow natural light to enter rooms, providing a brighter and friendlier atmosphere.
  2. Optical illusion: sliding glass doors can visually enlarge the space and give a more open impression.
  3. Design: sliding glass doors can be made in a variety of colors textures and designs, making them a stylish addition to any room.
  4. Easy cleaning: Sliding glass doors are easy to clean and do not require extensive maintenance.
  5. Weather Resistance: sliding glass doors are ideal for outdoor use as they are weather resistant and durable.
  6. Flexibility: sliding glass doors can be used in both residential and office spaces, offering maximum flexibility.

What are the types of a sliding door?

There are different types of sliding doors, such as rail sliding doors, flush sliding doors, and wall or ceiling sliding doors.

Are sliding glass doors shatterproof?

Sliding glass doors are usually made of either single-pane safety glass or laminated safety glass (LSG), which is about 8 millimeters thick. This corresponds to a high level of break resistance. In the case of sliding glass doors made of toughened safety glass, only punctual, strong pressure loads can cause the glass to crack. The splinters are very small and blunt. In the case of laminated safety glass, it takes even more force for a pane to shatter - but the pane splinters then stick - to the adhesive film that holds the laminated panes together.