Smartech Door Systems’ products let nothing get in your way. The Glide-Away Folding Door creates a unique look once stacked above in the open position. With a standard range of sizes and glass designs we will always create the solution you want. Should your requirements sit outside our standard range, we also specialise in custom design manufacture to suit your needs and specifications, whatever they may be.

Door Openings

The standard Glide-Away Folding Door range fits within the door opening perfectly. Always refer to the opening measurements at consultation stage to marry your door opening space with door sizes, to guarantee a snug fit at seals, smooth operation and correct tolerances. Door openings are to finish perfectly square, level and true. When designing your space prior to installation, please allow for the loss of height when doors are folded open as they rest at ceiling height. Refer to data sheet for detailed specifications.

Door Construction

The door consists of two folding frames attached by visually unobtrusive hinges. The frame is attached by four axles connected to running bearings, guided within a specially extruded aluminium running guide.

Note: It is the responsibility of the designer or builder to provide adequate fixing to carry all weight loads.

Door Frame & fittings

With its industrial-strength aluminium profile the Glide-Away Folding Door frame easily meets Australian Standards for wind loads. The frame, running guides and fittings are all made from the highest-quality materials. Most components and fittings are made from stainless steel and all aluminium surfaces are powder coated as standard to meet ours and our clients’ uncompromising quality standards, creating an indoor-outdoor product that withstands the elements and lasts a lifetime.


All glass supplied and fitted by Smartech Door Systems is 6.38mm laminate safety glass as standard. Where toughened glass or Perspex is required please consult the manufacturer. If glass is not requested then it is the responsibility of the purchaser to follow procedures and to conform to Australian Standard AS1288 (Glazing Selection).

Note: The use of other glass or glazing material should be referred to the manufacturer due to additional weight that may or may not be required to keep the door balanced. Standard 6.38mm laminate safety glass applies for standard glass designs.

Weight Covers

Weight covers are designed to enclose weights out of view and to ensure safety. Covers wrap around the weight mechanism extending from the track or drive rack and returning to the wall.


All doors are fitted with side bolt locks on each side of the lower frame. With motorised doors, no side bolts are required. 

Note: Where doors are motorised we do not recommend the installation of any slide bolt locks as damage can occur when a motor is in operation.


The Glide-Away Folding Door is balanced between the frame weight and the weights that are attached via four axle shafts over a pulley sheave. Door movement is guided by bearings attached to the door frame, operating in the specially extruded aluminium running guides. The upper frame is attached by guide arms that help maintain the travel arc when the door is folding into the open position.

Optional Motorisation

Smartech Door Systems’ motorised range of doors and walls feature an all-new hidden drive system. The motor is designed on a micro-scale so allows installation even where space is at a premium. Compact and technologically advanced, the door features a modular counter-weight balancing system using galvanised wire rope and a fully programmable controller-system, for the ultimate in safety and functionality. The motor has been designed by our team to produce a very practical, aesthetically pleasing and simply-controlled door and with the motor calibrated to function at the lowest possible power outage, a prolonged operating life is ensured. Compact, sturdy and reliable, it is suitable for any residential or commercial premises.

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 Range of glass designs
Balanced opening system
Range of powder coat colours available
Aluminium frame and tracks
Stainless steel components
Seals around perimeter and middle of frame
Ball bearing guide rollers

Finished Opening Sizes

Standard Range

Height: 2400mm, 2700mm and 3000mm
Width: 2340mm to 4900mm

Note: These sizes apply to the standard range. All widths are subject to variation depending on the choice of glass design and height required. Please consult manufacturer for a Door Specifications sheet along with the code number for ordering details.