Sliding Door LocksJanuary 23, 2014
As an internal space saver, you can’t get better than a sliding door! Standard hinged doors use a lot of possible internal storage room with the amount of space required to open and close the door.
Locks for sliding doors can not use standard mortice bolts as these will offer no protection, instead a hook or claw bolt lock is required.
Union Locks offer 3 mortice locks that can be fitted to a sliding door, all of which use a claw bolt to engage into the keep and lock the door. The 2426 turn operated lock can be used on a sliding bathroom door in conjunction with a bathroom indictor. Also from Union is their 2477 mortice sliding door lock, this 3 lever lock uses a standard mortice key to expand the claw bolt into the keep. For office sliding doors, Union also produce a claw bolt lock that is operated by an Oval cylinder, this will allow this lock to be included within a commercial master key system. All of the Union locks suitable for sliding doors are deadlock only, therefore separate flush handles will be required to open and close the door.
Willenhall offer a mortice sashlock and mortice latch that are suitable for sliding doors, both of which are supplied with flush handles in either a brass or satin finish.
Flush mounted push bolts can be used to further secure sliding doors, these can be fitted to the top or bottom of a door with the locking bolt pushed up or down into the door frame.
Handles for sliding doors can be tricky to locate as they need to be flush with the door to allow sliding door to operate correctly. Union do offer a flush door handle, the Union 5570 comes in a silver finish with a 16mm recess.
If you have any questions about sliding door locks please get in contact with our sales team.