Sliding door systems

Clearly recognisable functions, authentic materials and a high claim to quality and longevity were truly desired requirements. On this basis, we develop sliding door systems that also meet the claims of the modern day: Unmistakable design, unobtrusive but perfect technology.

Open sliding door systems display their function. They exude loft character and appear like generous portals, in particular in the two-wing version. Closed sliding door systems are very simple and unobtrusive. The mechanics are hidden inside. They are available in stainless steel or aluminium looks and in a large variety.

For 2017, GRIFFWERK equipped its sliding door hardware PLANEO 120 with additional room solution options. The range now also includes skylights, side elements and many more. PLANEO 120 will be available with the “graphite black” surface as well as of summer 2017. All versions are, of course, also available with soft retraction. This keeps the glass doors from slamming. They are gently pulled into the latching positions. These are small aspects that just increase living comfort. All glass facilities are also available at room height.

Saving energy and power costs with glass sliding doors

Lighter living feel

Dark rooms not only oppress the mood, but also cause a bad feeling in terms of energy balance. The lack of light must be replaced by artificial light sources. These need electrical power. This in turn drives energy consumption and costs money.

Simple renovation measures can do a lot here. You don't always need new windows. Transparent glass doors will use existing daylight much better. It's a smart solution that can become a true eye-catcher in the living ambience thanks to the great choice of designs.

Glass doors have diverse uses. A windowless hallway, an impractically placed living room on the North side of the building or a side room to become a walk-in closet: Glass doors let friendly sunlight flood into cool rooms and noticeably and sustainably improve the living feeling.


High-quality white glass permits particularly bright light. This is used, for example, in PURE WHITE by GRIFFWERK, which does not have the green tinge of conventional float glasses. It fits into the living ambience neutrally and without a tint. Depending on the glass type and refinement, glass doors offer a more open view or better protection. The configuration can be customised. For example, GRIFFWERK offers all glass doors with laser patterns with satiation on the rear (TWO SIDES) as well for better sight protection.

Sustainable planning with glass doors

If you want to plan your living rooms foresightedly, glass doors are a good choice as well. In particular sliding doors with maximum room opening and threshold-less room transfers contribute to accessible living. Whether you choose a sliding door system or a classical fully glazed turning door is a matter of your personal taste. Either way, glass doors offer added value to the living ambience and are even true energy savers at the same time.

Work at home

Sleep longer, design your work-life balance more flexibly or just whenever your personal schedule permits, far away from the strict requirements of specified office hours? It sounds quite attractive and is why the home office is growing more and more popular. Many companies offer flexible work options now as well. Even the cost side is quite attractive. In addition to reducing travelling costs, tax savings are possible as well. Glass doors permit unobtrusive delimitation of such functional areas. The degree of transparency can be flexibly designed with glass doors by GRIFFWERK. Opaque glass doors such as Piano White offer best sight protection. Translucent glazing ensures good sight protection as well, while letting light through. If you value a generous loft character, you will go for more transparency and a two-wing system. Previously unused side rooms in smaller apartments can also be redesigned into attractive, light-flooded offices even in small apartments, by simply replacing wood doors by glazed ones. Sliding doors can even be installed on top of existing frames.

The space-saving wonder

Residential space is growing increasingly scarce in many cities. Rooms must be adjusted to personal needs with smart solutions there. Flats can be visually enlarged by permitting long viewing axes. This is best done with glass doors that "open" rooms rather than blocking the view as conventional wood doors do. With glass doors you can, for example, enjoy a view of the attractive living area form the hallways, while the small side room towards the back yard will profit from the daylight on the sunny South side as a matter of course with a glass door. In particular old buildings often have many small, nested rooms. This difficult floor plan can be improved with glass doors. How about connecting the dining room to the adjacent living room or the kitchen by replacing the old wood doors by new, bright glass doors? You can have such attractive combined rooms in old buildings as well. 

Another piece of advice

If space is particularly scarce, sliding doors are a good solution, since they need no swivel range into the room, in contrast to turning doors. They run along the wall in a space-saving way. Your old doors don't have standard sizes or you don't have any wood doors installed at all? Tricky installation situations are particularly easy to handle with glass doors. GRIFFWERK can order nearly any desired special size from specialist trade. Our competent specialist trading partners will help you determine the right sizes. The right fitting can be chosen there as well: GRIFFWERK offers coordinated design systems for fittings and glass doors from a single source.

Room optimization with glass doors

Full height, please!

Low ceilings have an oppressive and uncomfortable effect. If you can, you will choose your rooms to be high - the higher the better. It is among the particularly high-value features in residential construction. It's nice if the doors use the entire height as well. Different doors and fitting solutions are available. Fully glass doors look superior when they are as high as the room. They can be ordered as a special size. Your specialist vendor will advise you about the proper size and fittings to match. He will also know about which door weights are best for which hinges or sliding door systems. Large doors are just heavier after all. There are a number of things to consider to keep them from drooping later. This is true about sliding and turning doors alike.

Individual solutions

GRIFFWERK offers coordinated fitting solutions for room-height glass doors. High-quality equipment details such as drilling hole adapters in the hinges for turning doors also stabilise large doors. GRIFFWERK offers the adapters to match along with the turning door fittings. If you do not want your door to be one unbroken surface, you can choose a solution with panes. Panes are transparent areas above the door, usually divided from it by a transverse frame. The door has a default size but the space is visually opened upwards this way. This may also be sensible if you want to create a design reference to other doors at regular height. 

Optimized floor plans

Glazed doors open spaces, creating a wide viewing angle and make living areas simply brighter and bigger. They are ideal for optimizing floor plans, especially during renovations. In new buildings, so-called open floor plans can be implemented. We will combine functional areas such as the entrance and living area or the kitchen and dining room. Through glass doors now closed light-open room boundaries can be created. They fulfill as windbreak or provide more security through the use of satined glasses. The impression of the open whole is not lost.