New Product Announcement! Coburn Straightaway 180

The Coburn Straightaway 180 is a medium to heavy duty sliding door system for internal timber and metal door kits. The system is sophisticated and versatile and can easily accommodate sliding doors in a variety of architectural openings. This is aided by the soft brake feature, that was previously only available for doors up to 130kgs, however, the new product allows for its use on doors up to 180kgs each. This helps keep your door operations smooth and sleek while allowing for heavier and larger doors to be used.

This system is a very flexible one, with multiple options for use and is perfect for modern industrial or domestic areas.

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The History of Shoji Sliding Doors in Japan

Shoji in Japanese architecture refers to the sliding doors and windows made of a latticed wooden frame covered in translucent white paper. In summer, Shoji doors are often completely removed to open up the house to help alleviate the humidity of the season. The Washi paper used to cover the doors make the Shoji perfect for allowing light into a room due to the reflective nature of paper. This made private rooms much more accessible and easier to light before glass doors were available. The doors are a characteristic of the Shoin style and are a recognisable aspect of traditional Japanese architecture.

The Shoin style first appeared in Japan during the Kamakura Period (1192-1333). The name comes from the Shoin, a study alcove that opens out onto a veranda. Shoji doors and windows are important aspects in the Shoin room and therefore, the style. Shoji doors are essential for the Chashitsu, a Japanese tea room, as a very specific tea ceremony takes place here. Learning how to conduct the ceremony includes being taught the right way to delicately open the Shoji doors.

What do you think about Shoji doors? Would you consider having them in your house?

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Product Spotlight: Terra 120G

The Terra 120G is a stylish bottom rolling sliding door gear for frameless glass doors. The gear is perfect for use in a modern home with frameless glass doors up to 120kgs each. The satin stainless steel track comes pre-drilled in 2m and 4m lengths and can be cut down to suit your needs. The kit comprises of a track, single wheel rollers, double end stops and a top guide. The Terra 120G is a perfect addition to a modern home to increase space and light.

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Discount on Crystalline EF60!

Doorstuff are delighted to offer a 15% discount on the Crystalline EF60 Sliding Folding Gear for Frameless Glass. The COBURN Crystalline EF60 is a beautiful sliding folding door gear system for frameless glass doors. Its stylish design pairs fantastically with its function of maximising space and light in the home. The kit can be used on outdoor rooms or between internal rooms to increase space and brighten the house. The discount is only available until the 10th February and customers must use the discount code at the checkout to obtain the lowered price.

Discount Code: Cryst19

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We Are Hiring!

We are looking for a full-time Accounts Administrator to join our team. A successful candidate will be professional, highly motivated, and possess skills in accounting and computer applications (such as Sage, Excel, Word). Applicants should have good communication skills and work well in a team.

Candidates who wish to apply should follow the link to to find out more, and should be able to interview on 10th January 2019.

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Product Spotlight: SF-51 Wardrobe Sliding Kit

The Saheco SF-51 bottom rolling wardrobe sliding kit is for use on cupboard and wardrobe doors up to 50kg. The system uses twin bottom tracks and rollers for a smooth glide, which can be cut down to suit the length needed. This product can also be used for mirror-fronted MDF wardrobe doors that weigh over 25kgs. The Saheco SF-51 is perfect for wardrobe and cupboard door in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dressing rooms and studies.

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What is the Best Way to Insulate Sliding Glass Doors?

Brush strips are the best way to insulate a sliding glass door. The brush strip allows for the gap between the frameless glass door and the walls or fixed panel to be closed in a neat and elegant way. This reduces the draught that can get under a door and cause the room to lose heat, it can also act as a sound-dampener and a spider excluder. Doorstuff have a range of seals and brush strips for various doors. So if you need to insulate your frameless glass door, why not check out the Dorma brush strip on our website!

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New Products: Saheco SF-A61 and SF-A101

Our new products, the Saheco SF-A61 and SF-A101 sliding door gear, now come with synchronisation. This means that with a pair of double doors, they would open together just by pulling one door. This works due to a belt-drive system on top of the door, connecting the doors together in harmony. Both the 60kg per door and the 100kg per door set can be upgraded to synchronous operation. In this case the 60kg per door limit would stay the same, whereas the 100kg per door weight limit would change to 80kg per door due to this being the weight limit for the belt. These products are perfect for use in the home to open up space, and the synchronisation function enables easy opening of both doors.

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Product Spotlight: Geze Perlan 140 AUT/NT

The Geze Perlan 140 AUT-NT is an automatic powered sliding door gear. It’s for use in a domestic setting with interior timber or frameless glass doors. The gear complies with DIN 18650 for low energy operation and the opening and closing speed of up to 0.3 metres a second. The track is aluminium and can be ordered in different lengths that can be cut down to the length needed. The gear can also be adapted to operate to the user’s wishes. The automatic function works by reacting to a gentle push of the door which is ideal for those with restricted movement. The gear also employs an automatic turn off and reverse when it encounters an obstacle to prevent any trapping of limbs or items in the door. In the event of a power failure, the door can still be opened by hand.

For more information about the product’s specifications, or how to install the product, call us on 0207 099 2822 or email

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Product Spotlight: Compact X Fixed Panel/Sliding Panel

The SAHECO Compact X fixed panel/sliding panel is a sliding frameless glass door and fixed panel all-in-one installation. The system is fitted to the ceiling or soffit and can support single or double doors with single sided or double sided fixed panels. A 3 m kit for example will accommodate a door up to 1.5 m wide with a 1.5 m wide fixed panel. The kit comes with integrated soft brakes which allow for a smooth and safe slide action for the glass doors as it reduces the risk of impact damage and fingers are protected from being trapped during the closing cycle.

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