Glossary Sliding Windows, Doors, Stackers

Diagram


General

  • Sliding Door/Window A door or window with a single sliding panel moving in one direction
  • Bi-Parting Sliding Door/Window A window with two sliding panels where each panel moves in opposite directions away from the centre of the frame
  • Stacker Door A window with multiple sliding panels moving in one direction
  • Bi-Parting Stacker Door A window with multiple sliding panels moving in opposite directions from the centre of the frame
  • Head and Sill Top and bottom horizontal frame members
  • Jambs:Vertical frame members
  • Fixed Interlocker Vertical internal frame member which interlocks with the sliding panel interlocker or trailing stile
  • Transom Horizontal internal frame member that separates fixed glass and sash areas within the non opening side of the frame
  • 3 Panel Mullion Aluminium profile used as a closing member when a sliding panel closes into a mullion
  • Over Lite Transom Horizontal frame member that accepts fixed glazing or sashes above a door unit and accepts the top of the sliding panel on the under side
  • Frame Drainage Means of removing water from the sill area and from behind the glass cavity
  • Mullion/Transom Connectors Used when joining internal mullion/transom members to either the outer frame Spigots Or at the mullion/transom joints
  • Track Aluminium profile that the rollers of a sliding door run on
  • Threshold/Cover Trim Used as a trim to enhance the outside appearance around the opening side of the door frame around the sliding panel
  • Flush Infill/ Pocket Infill Used as a cover plate to provide a clean finish by concealing the internal open areas of a door frame where the sliding panel is not required to operate in
  • Pocket Glazed Panel A panel type where the members are generally assembled around a pane of glass
  • Beaded Glazed Panel A panel type where the glass is held into place by removable beads
  • Panel Lock Stile The name given to the leading edge of a sliding panel on which a locking device is attached
  • Panel Interlocker Stile The name given to the trailing stile of a sliding panel that interlocks with the fixed interlocker in the frame, or interlocks with another sliding panel, as in stacker doors
  • Top and Bottom Rails The name given to the top and bottom horizontal panel members
  • Vision Rail The name given to the horizontal panel member separating two or more panes of glass 
  • 4 Panel Jointer (4PJ) A profile that is used when two sliding panels meet together in the middle, where the jointer is attached to one of the two panels while the other panel locks into it
  • Sliding In-Stile Roller A wheel unit that fits inside the panel lock stile and panel interlocker stile
  • Sliding Door Rail Roller A wheel unit that fits inside the panel bottom rail at each end
  • Sliding Door Lock Locking device to secure the sliding door panel to the frame jamb, 3 panel mullion or 4 panel jointer
  • Striker Box A component that the sliding door locking device engages with, fixed either to the door jamb, 3 panel mullion or 4 panel jointer
  • Patio Bolt Security device attached at the top of the panel interlocker stile
  • Door Stop A component that restricts the opening distance of a sliding panel
  • Sliding Window Wheel/Roller A wheel unit used to aid movement of the panel along the track
  • Sliding Window Catch Fastening device used to secure the sliding panel to the frame jamb, 3 panel mullion or 4 panel jointer
  • Hole Plug/Grommets Used to cover assembly holes in panel stiles
  • Gusset A Proprietary component made from flat Aluminium sheet or plate used to strengthen corner joints of sashes and frames
  • Corner Cleats/Stakes A Proprietary component made from either extruded aluminium angle or molded plastic. Used to strengthen or assist with corner joints in sashes etc
  • Back Seal A Galv-Seal sealant applied to the mitered joints behind the frame, to provide extra protection from water leakage
  • Wool-Pile/Mohair Synthetic pile used to draught seal between sliding panel and frame
  • Fin-seal Synthetic pile with a plastic weather vane running through the centre which acts as a weather seal between the sliding panel and frame