The Zero Clearance system from Brio was used in the renovation of a 1920s bungalow in Sydney, NSW to span a 6m wide opening with top hung sliding panels. Brio offers a range of architectural door hardware for the sliding and folding door industry.
The renovation project at Bellevue House consisted of refurbishment and major alterations including a new rooftop living space. The second floor remodelling resulted in an impressive, open plan living area and a large balcony extension.
Brio’s Zero Clearance system was used to hang recycled hardwood timber doors, enabling the panels to slide effortlessly to one side to reveal a breath-taking, unobstructed view and also flood the living space with natural light.
The Zero Clearance system uses a clip stop for the 80kg panels, replacing the standard door stop and ensuring the panels remain parked securely when not in use. Brio’s new soft close for 80kg panels is easy to install and simple to operate as the spring and damper work together to control the panel. The mechanism catches the moving door and reduces its speed before retracting it towards the jamb, ensuring a quiet and soft stop every time.
With an almost invisible gap between the top of the panel and the ceiling, Zero Clearance ensures a striking, full height door.
The Bellevue House renovation was designed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects and built by Paul King Pty Ltd.
Image: Bellevue House photographed by Brett Boardman - Brio’s Zero Clearance system was used to hang recycled hardwood timber doors, enabling the panels to slide effortlessly to one side