# HOW TO DESIGN YOUR VUE DOOR SYSTEM

```HOW TO DESIGN YOUR
VUE DOOR SYSTEM
STEP 3
114 [4½"]
Clearance
6 - 12[½"]
76 [3"]
EXTERIOR
114 [4½"]
114 [4½"]
1
3
STILE
2
JAMB
Jamb
4
SILL
Door Sill
3
Approx Door Panel Width (DPW) calculation
DPW
Max 1020 [40"]
“x”=41 [1⁵∕₈"]
Rough Opening Width (ROW) calculation
ROW = COW + 114 [4 ½"]
Weather Defense Plus
4
INTERIOR
Accessible
SILL 3
Flush Floor
Pivot
INTERIOR
12 [½"]
“X”=0
“X”=0
Access door with
lock and handle
20 [₁₃⁄₁₆"]
Hinge and
Twin point lock
EXTERIOR
4
SILL 2
Clear Opening Width (COW) - Max 16,150 [53']
INTERIOR
4
ROW - 90 [3 ½"]
No of panels
Min Number of Panels is 1
Max Number of Panels is 16
Top of ﬁnished ﬂoor
SILL 1
DPW =
Sill height is “X”
(See details prior page)
STILE
FLUSH FLOOR
Best for interior
applications. Sill
disappears into floor.
All details shown on
on our website.
Or call us—we’ll do the
math and let you know how
many panels are possible!
10 [⅜"]
ACCESSIBLE
Smooth transition on
sill ensures no barriers
for wheelchairs or
walkers.
DETERMINE
THE NUMBER OF
DOOR PANELS
Determine desired Clear
Opening Width (COW)
and Clear Opening
Height (COH).
Calculate width of
doors using formulae in
drawings to the right to
obtain number of panels.
25 [1"]
25[1"]
Separate subsill for
drainage is not needed.
57 [2¼"]
EXTERIOR
Utilizes principles of
pressure equalizing
chambers (in accordance
with building envelope
technology).
Clearance 6-9 [⅜"]
EXTERIOR
INTERIOR
WEATHERDEFENCE PLUS
Stella Original Design.
Offers best weather
protection with integrated
drainage system and
minimal profile.
Clear opening width (COW) 48 [1⅞"]
Clear Opening Height
CHOOSE THE MOST
SUITABLE SILL TYPE
JAMB
INTERIOR
6 [¼"] “x”=52 [2¹⁄₁₆"]
STEP 2
Top of Finished Floor
Inward Opening
EXTERIOR
Pivot
INTERIOR
EXTERIOR
Access door with
lock and handle
Hinge and
Twin point lock
Outward Opening
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Rough Opening Height (ROH) calculation
ROH = COH + “x” + 90 [3.5"]
CHOOSE YOUR
DESIRED CLEAR
OPENING SIZE
Up to 16,150mm wide ×
3,050mm high [53' × 10']
2
Clear Opening Height (COH) - Max 3,050 [10']
1
Approx Door Panel Height (DPH) calculation
DPH = ROH - 76 [3"] - “x”
STEP 1
STEP 4
Our recommended door weight
is 80 to 100kg.
Use the chart to the right to
exceed this weight or contact
us if you have any questions.
6/6mm
Door Panel Height
CONFIRM DOOR WEIGHT
IS ACCEPTABLE
Base your door panel height and
width from calculations on the
prior page.
CALCULATING DOOR PANEL WEIGHTS
5/5mm
120 3048
76.8
82.2
87.1
92.1
97.5 101.7 107.9 112.1
117 2950
74.4
79.6
84.5
89.3
94.5
98.6 104.6 108.6
113 2850
72.0
77.1
81.8
86.5
91.5
95.4 101.3 105.2
109 2750
69.8
74.7
79.2
83.7
88.6
92.4
98.1 101.8
105 2650
67.3
72.1
76.4
80.8
85.5
89.2
94.6
98.3
101 2550
64.9
69.5
73.7
77.9
82.5
86.0
91.2
94.8
97 2450
62.5
66.9
71.0
75.0
79.4
82.8
87.8
91.2
93 2350
60.1
64.3
68.2
72.1
76.3
79.6
84.4
87.7
89 2250
57.7
61.7
65.5
69.2
73.3
76.4
81.0
84.2
85 2150
55.4
59.3
62.9
66.5
70.4
73.4
77.8
80.8
81 2050
53.0
57.3
60.1
64.4
67.3
70.2
74.4
77.3
700
28
750
30
800
32
850
34
900
36
950
38
1000
40
1050
42
in
mm
Doors exceeding 100kg
can use 5mm/5mm glass
if acceptable for wind
resistance.
Maximum door panel width =
1020mm [40"]
Maximum door panel height =
3050mm [120"]
Door Panel Width
STEP 5
CHOOSE THE
OPENING CONFIGURATIONS
Decide whether the doors
stack within the interior
(inward) or the exterior
(outward).
OPENING CONFIGURATION
Note: Opposite handling is also available
(e.g. 1L4R or 4L1R)
Corner doors
Inward and outward opening
Don’t see the layout
you’re looking for?
Please call – we also offer
swing doors, pivot doors, and
multi-track sliding doors as
part of our VUE door line.
Angles other than 90 degree
corners may also be available.
3R
1L2R
Then confirm the
number of panels to stack
left and number of panels
to stack right.
Configurations shown are
the most common; more
arrangements can be
viewed on our website.
2R
4R
STEP 6
STEP 7
FINISH/COLOUR
VUE doors are available in
anodized finish (clear, bronze or
black) as well as three standard
Duranar 2-Coat colours—Bone
Silver (to match clear anodized
finish).
OF HANDLE HARDWARE
All VUE doors are secured
with a sleek twin point
locking solution.
and anodized finishes are
available options.
A simple twist of the handle
engages two dropbolts into
the frame.
desired position while opening
and closing VUE doors.
Visible carrier and hinge
hardware sets come in brushed
stainless (standard) and PVD Dark
Bronze (this nearly black finish
The D Handle (shown above,
left) offers a convenient grip
to guide the door to the
5R
1L4R
6R
Inward opening doors
7R
1L6R
INTERIOR
8R
EXTERIOR
3L6R
Outward opening doors
4L6R
5L6R
INTERIOR
6L6R
EXTERIOR
7L6R
6L8R
7L8R
8L8R
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STEP 8
SPEC STELLA
The following is a suggested
basis of design template – edit this template and view
full specifications at
www.stellaglasshardware.com
Provide VUE BF2 Bi-folding
thermally-broken door with dual
weatherseal and twin-point locking.
SILL TYPE
[WeatherDefense Plus/Accessible/
Flush Floor].
FINISHES
[Class 1 Type II Sulfuric Anodized]
[2-coat Duranar in bone white,
(to match clear anodized finish)].
DOOR CONFIGURATION
[Insert door configuration] with
[inward/outward] swing.
Corrosion resistant hardware
throughout.
DOOR TO COMPRISE OF
[Number of panels] sized [width]
[mm/inches] by [height] [mm/
inches] to fit clear opening of
[width] [mm/inches] by [height]
[mm/inches].
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DOOR HANDLES
[Florence/Ferraro/Faenza] in [satin
nickel] finish.
GLASS SPECIFICATION
[standard 5mm/5mm sealed unit
25.4mm [1”] thick and low E coating
to number two surface and stainless steel spacer].
BASIS OF DESIGN
“VUE Bi-folding Door. BF2.,” Stella
Custom Glass Hardware, Inc.
Above:
Listed left to right:
white powder coat,
satin aluminum
(standard), black
powder coat, bronze
powder coat. More
photos and designs
can be seen in our
“Hardware Selector
Guide” available on
our website or upon
request.
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