Europa ESS47 sliding doors – a complete guide

One of the latest sliding doors on the market, perfect for standard or large openings, Europa ESS47 sliding doors perfectly meet the requirements of homeowners, the glazing trade, builders and specifiers looking for a thin-framed sliding door with excellent specification and customer-friendly features. Our guide to these outstanding doors, manufactured by us to your precise sizes, specifications and colour, explains why Europa ESS47 sliding doors are ideal for residential property and can even work in commercial installations as hotel balcony doors, internal sliding doors and other uses.

An introduction to Europa ESS47 made by 23 DOORS for the trade

Europa ESS47 sliding doors  with a fixed panel in a kitchen explaining inline vs lift and slide

Europa ESS47 sliding doors come with excellent engineering, overall design and are created as a visually appealing sliding patio door with contemporary styling, designer door hardware and quality throughout.

The premium-grade aluminium profiles feature a polyamide thermal break, insulating the aluminium profiles effectively. Combined with high-specification safety glass, double or triple-glazed, Europa ESS47 sliding doors comfortably meet Part L of current Building Regulations, with U-Values as low as 1.5Wm2K, depending on the glass specification chosen.

Available in a substantial choice of colours, these doors also come professionally coated to the international Qualicoat Standard only by certified and approved colour applicators, using the latest generation of colour powders and coating processes. As a result, the ESS47 offers significant colour options, low-maintenance, durable and protects the aluminium profiles. 23 DOORS also provide the ESS47 with a marine-grade powder-coated finish, thicker than the standard microns of other sliding door products.

Available in two, three, four or six panel designs, including optional fixed panels. Europa ESS47 sliding doors suit the replacement of any dated PVCu, timber or old metal doors. Cleverly designed frame profiles and track depths are ideal for any new build extension and opening.

Door sizes go up to an impressive 2.5m wide and 2.7m high, meeting the requirements of more demanding or architect-designed projects, where even bigger door panels and glass sizes are required.

Inline or Lift and Slide designs.

Within the same highly-engineered system is the option of either an inline or lift and slide operation. Each comes with its own contemporary handle, in black or silver for lift and slide doors and Black, White, Smokey Chrome, Smooth Satin, Polished Chrome and Gold for the inline design.

The inline handles also operate the high security locking system and provide the key locking via a quality europrofile cylinder. The lift and slide handles are more distinctive compared to the familiar look of the inline handles, with a long profile, and a tapered end and perform the function of operating and locking the Europa ESS47 sliding doors.

Whichever sliding option you choose, ESS47 sliding doors come with a lighter, smoother and near-silent sliding action, with the rail profiles also having a stainless steel lamina enhancing the sliding experience.

One of the slimmest sliding doors at the interlock

Giving you similar styling to the more expensive and complex bonded sliding doors, Europa ESS47 sliding doors come with an interlock dimension of just 25mm. As a result, our homeowner and trade customers benefit from the popular style of minimalist sliding doors and the sought-after slim mullion. The thin profiles and elegant design also extend to the door rails, available at 34mm or 42mm. Overall, these sliding doors promise the styling and quality end-use customers expect and are significantly slimmer than other sliding doors, comfortably beating Smart Systems Visoglide, Reynaers, Origin, Aluk and other systems at the interlock.

Excellent security and weather protection

ESS47 sliding doors are provided with a quality multipoint locking system, operated either via the inline or lift and slide handles. Securing the door jamb across several locking points, the doors are tested to the latest security requirements, PAS24:2016, also meeting the requirements of Document Q for new build homes.

Clever design with the frame profiles ensures perfect weather sealing and protection with a combination of modern gaskets and brush piles, effectively sealing the doors and protecting homes from wind and driving rain. There are also two levels of water drainage to the outside designed to improve the drainage within the sliding door rails. The doors are tested to BS6375 Part 1 : 2009.

Soft Close technology

Another feature of Europa ESS47 sliding doors, whether you choose the inline or lift and slide operation, is the soft close feature. Designed for user comfort, the soft close feature built into the sliding door components slows down the final closing action and prevents the doors from slamming into their frame.

Other great features of Europa ESS47 sliding doors

Modern, slim, stylish and suitable for all types of projects, Europa ESS47 sliding doors come with even more features, our trade and end-user customers expect from a sliding patio door.

  • Slim 120mm double track and 183mm triple track.
  • Low track option creating a minimal step, with full weather protection.
  • Single or Dual colours available.
  • Trickle Vents meeting Part F of Building Regulations
  • Additional thermal track cover for insulation and added water protection.

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