Clearview Midlands November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 70

hardware&security SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS USED FOR ARCHITECTS RURAL NEW BUILD P C Henderson’s sliding door hardware systems were specified by Penton Architects for the central dining space and garage of the architects’ own rural new build. Situated on the outskirts of Groombridge village in Kent, this family dwelling is constructed from timber framing, clad in larch and roofed with zinc which complements its natural surroundings. The property replaces a former cottage on the site and now forms the architect’s family home and place of work. Adam Penton, Penton Architects, commented: “The large sliding doors to the central dining space utilise P C Henderson’s Lift and Slide Base System which was specified for its performance and ability to be housed into a bespoke glazed timber screen and cill system.” The dining room doors open up the side of the house and are used daily during the summer months for ventilation and access to external terracing to create an indoor/outdoor experience for the family to enjoy. This external sliding system was ideal for the project as it is designed to accommodate large door leaves of up to 3m x 3m. The hardware system also provides superior weather resistance due to its bott