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The Best Sliding Shutters for Security and Style

Sliding shutter showcasing stylish design and security in a modern retail store setting
In modern retail spaces, such as at this shopping mall restaurant, sliding shutters are often an ideal way of closing off a space. With its contemporary design, the shutter enhances the aesthetics of the opening, while providing security at the same time. Because of the shutter's open design, it helps create an inviting environment.

Discover the versatility and elegance of sliding shutters - an architectural solution that seamlessly integrates security and design.

Conventional roller shutters can be limited in their design and functionality, often lacking the versatility and aesthetic appeal that modern architectural projects demand. Sliding shutters, on the other hand, are a dynamic and stylish alternative, offering a wide range of design options and practical benefits that go beyond traditional security solutions.

At HVP, we are proud to be a leading UK supplier and installer of FlexiGlide sliding folding security shutters. Our commitment to excellence ensures that our sliding shutters meet the discerning needs of professionals like you.

What is a sliding shutter?

A sliding shutter is a type of security and architectural feature designed to protect openings such as windows, doors, or entrances. It consists of a series of horizontally sliding panels that are suspended from an overhead track. This track allows the shutter to smoothly slide and fold horizontally, providing convenient access when open and forming a secure barrier when closed.

Sliding shutters are known for their versatility, as they can be used in various settings, including commercial establishments, public spaces, and residential buildings, offering both practical functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Example sliding shutter plan view

Plan technical drawing of a FlexiGlide sliding shutter
Plan view diagram of a FlexiGlide sliding shutter. The shutter has two radius curves, and opens and stacks away to the right. Tap for a larger version.

The above diagram shows a design proposal for one of our sliding shutters from a top-down perspective (a plan view). You can see a representation of the layout, dimensions, and arrangement of the shutter as if you were looking directly down on it from above.

This particular sliding shutter has a larger curve (with a radius of 1200mm) on the left, followed by a straight section of 3690mm, and then a smaller curved section (with a radius of 356mm) on the right. The numbers 2, 4 and 6 indicate different types of locking posts to secure the shutter curtain in place when its closed. And on the right-hand side the shutter can be stacked into a hollow wall that can be closed off by a door.

Advantages of Sliding Shutters

Sliding shutters offer a range of advantages over traditional roller shutters, that can help transform a space into a showcase of efficiency and style:

  • Curved Openings: Embrace the freedom to secure captivating curved openings, seamlessly blending security with architectural beauty.
  • Unobtrusive Design: Experience a clutter-free environment as our sliding shutters operate without floor tracks, enhancing the visual appeal of your space.
  • Optimized Space: Maximize the utilization of your space with our folding shutters that conveniently fold away when not in use, allowing for unrestricted access and efficient utilization of floor area.
  • Reliable Performance: Enjoy peace of mind with our non-jamming locking posts, ensuring smooth operation on uneven surfaces and maintaining consistent reliability.
  • Effortless Operation: Embrace the simplicity of manual operation, eliminating the need for complex motors or electrical systems, resulting in a straightforward installation process.
  • Versatile Styles: Choose from our range of six distinctive sliding shutter styles to effortlessly match your design vision, empowering you with customization options.
  • Space Efficiency: With their minimal headroom requirements, our sliding shutters fit seamlessly into areas where traditional roller shutters may not, optimizing space utilization.
  • Lightweight and Durable: Crafted from lightweight yet durable aluminum, our shutters combine strength with ease of installation, ensuring long-lasting performance.
  • Contemporary Appeal: Embrace a modern aesthetic with the horizontal sliding motion of FlexiGlide shutters, providing a refreshing alternative to vertical roller shutters.
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Showcasing the craftsmanship of FlexiGlide: the best sliding shutters for style and security

Introducing FlexiGlide Sliding Shutters

FlexiGlide stands as a reliable and respected name in sliding folding security shutters, drawing from over a decade of industry expertise. Our focus on quality and service sets us apart, ensuring the success of your projects.

What makes FlexiGlide the best sliding shutters?

In our opinion, FlexiGlide sliding shutters are superior to comparable solutions in a number of ways. So what sets FlexiGlide apart?

  1. Robust Construction: Our sliding shutters feature a sturdy top track design, ensuring durability and long-term performance.
  2. Architectural Elegance: The recessed and rounded top track creates a clean and visually pleasing appearance, seamlessly integrating with your design aesthetic.
  3. Enhanced Security: Our heavy-duty aluminum locking knobs provide both security and durability, threaded into thick metal blocks for added strength.
  4. Smooth Operation: Experience effortless sliding with our 30mm diameter rollers, offering a smooth and user-friendly operation.
  5. Aesthetic Detail: Polished stainless steel floor sockets not only enhance durability but also add a touch of sophistication to your shutter installation.

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If you're searching for top-quality sliding shutters, look no further. With the FlexiGlide brand, we take pride in offering the finest selection of premium sliding shutters available on the market. Our range of sliding shutters stands for excellent craftsmanship, durability, and functionality. With FlexiGlide sliding shutters, you can elevate your space with style and enhance security, all while enjoying smooth and effortless operation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are sliding security shutters?

Sliding security shutters are a type of protective barrier designed to secure openings such as doors, windows, storefronts, or entrances. They consist of horizontally-sliding panels that can be folded and stacked neatly when not in use, offering both security and convenience.

How do sliding security shutters differ from traditional roller shutters?

Sliding security shutters open and close horizontally, while traditional roller shutters operate vertically. Sliding shutters are versatile and, unlike traditional roller shutters, can also secure curved or very wide openings, as well as openings with very limited headroom.

Are sliding security shutters suitable for commercial properties?

Yes, sliding security shutters are highly versatile and can be used in various settings, including commercial establishments, retail spaces, and public venues. They provide an effective security solution while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Can sliding security shutters be customized to fit specific requirements?

Absolutely! FlexiGlide sliding shutters are available in various styles and can be tailored to match your specific needs. From different panel designs to color options and locking mechanisms, we offer a range of customization possibilities to meet your preferences.

Are sliding security shutters easy to operate and maintain?

Absolutely! FlexiGlide sliding shutters are designed for ease of use. They can be manually operated without the need for a motor or electricity, making them reliable and straightforward to maintain. Regular cleaning and occasional lubrication are typically all that's needed to keep them in optimal condition.

What security features do FlexiGlide sliding shutters offer?

FlexiGlide sliding shutters come with locking-posts at regular intervals, providing robust security. The locking posts typically have top and bottom shoot bolt mechanisms that secure the shutter in place, offering enhanced protection against intruders. Different sliding shutter designs offer different levels of security and privacy, according to your requirements.

Can sliding security shutters be installed in curved openings?

Yes, very much so! Our sliding shutters are exceptionally suitable for securing curved openings. The top-track can be custom-bent to follow almost any radius curve, providing a seamless and secure fit.

How long does it take to install sliding security shutters?

The installation time for sliding security shutters may vary depending on the size and complexity of your project. However, with our experienced team, we strive to complete the installation promptly and efficiently to minimize any disruption to your daily activities. Just to give you an idea: we complete a typical installation within a day.

How are FlexiGlide different from other sliding folding security shutters?

FlexiGlide sliding shutters have several unique features compared to other brands. For example a more robust track system with a more attractive, rounded design; heavy-duty aluminium locking knobs compared to plastic knobs on other systems; and more durable polished stainless steel floor sockets. Also FlexiGlide grilles store very compactly, requiring significantly less stacking depth per lineal meter of opening than any other system on the market. For more information also read why a FlexiGlide sliding folding shutter is an excellent choice.

Contact us for more information

Ready to enhance your property's security with high-quality sliding shutters? We're here to assist you every step of the way. Our dedicated team is available to answer your inquiries, provide professional guidance, and offer a customized free quote based on your specific requirements.

Contact us today at 01392 270 218 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to assisting you.

Sliding shutter photos, drawings and building guidelines

For much more information on the FlexiGlide range of sliding security shutters, visit our dedicated FlexiGlide sliding shutter website.

On there you'll find lots of information on everything you need to know about sliding shutters, including photos, drawings and building guidelines.

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