With medium density housing comes smaller floor plans and the need to maximise the use of the space available. Standard interior doors create dead space as they require room for the door to swing open. By converting some of these doorways to cavity sliding doors, there is an opportunity to save approximately 1m² of space not required for the door to swing into a room. This could mean the difference between having room for a larger vanity in the bathroom or fitting in an additional toilet or extra storage space. Wider doorways also mean more room to move large pieces of furniture around, such as double beds and couches.
The design stage is the critical time to think about accessibility. Design concepts and solutions provided by universal design make sense for any home. They make the house easier for anyone to occupy without needing to modify layouts.
Increasing the door width from a standard 760mm to 810mm or 860mm width makes the opening easier for everyone to use, including the elderly and parents carrying young children. Cavity sliders allow the door to slide completely flush back into the cavity pocket out of the way when open. CaviLock hardware incorporates a large finger pull on the front edge to enable easy retrieval of the door from the pocket.
CS Cavity Sliders are incorporated into townhouses and low rise apartments because they are a quality solution that requires no maintenance. Standard sizes from 610mm to 910mm are held in stock and they can be supplied pre-fitted with a door and hardware for a complete system that is fully assembled and quick to install.