Sky Frame is a brand of sliding glass door.
What’s special about Sky Frame? Firstly ultra thin frames. So maximum glass area. Secondly because they can meet at a corner with no fixed structure. Meaning that when open the “corner” disappears. Thirdly because they can slide into pockets. Learn more about this brand here.
So why sliding not bifold?
Bifold doors open outwards. They hinge and slide at the same time. See a design of mine here. When open the doors stack at the side of the opening. So on view. Fine if it’s possible to design a neat stacking place. That’s easier on a large project. But not so easy on a small project. Because space is minimal. Instead of sliding and folding out a Sky Frame sliding glass door can disappear.
How does the sliding glass door disappear?
The answer is “pocket”. So exactly what is a pocket for a sliding glass door I hear you ask? A pocket is a space. It’s behind a wall . The space into which the sliding glass door “parks” when open. You can see how pockets are designed in this drawing. This design has a focus on the Sky Frame installation.
Aren’t pocket doors more expensive?
When you spend money on your home consider value too. Yes Sky Frame pocket doors are more expensive. But by hiding the sliding door they are more valuable. We have all seen a traditional “patio” door. About 1.5m wide. Or five feet. With half the glass fixed. When the sliding door disappears into a pocket all the opening is clear.
The doorway is as important as the door!
This design thinks about the whole doorway. If you invest in Sky Frame you want your sliding glass doors to be integrated. What does this mean? Well the architecture blends ingredients like a tasty recipe. Firstly each ingredient is itself high quality. Secondly they are blended to create value greater than their sum of parts. This is shown here by the lime green metal framing. Because it creates a focus on the Sky Frame product.