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Every So Often, a Dutch Door or a Pocket Slider Frame
Is Just What The Customer Needs

There are many types of hollow metal specialty doors and frames – STC doors, bullet resistant, tornado doors, lead-lined, double egress, borrow lite and side lite frames, temp rise doors. Two of the least common of the specialty products are Dutch doors and pocket slider frames.

Orders for Dutch doors and pocket slider frames are infrequent, but sometimes they do solve customer requirements if the products are considered. Here’s a quick recap of some applications for these two specialty products. You can lead more about the specs of each on the Dutch Door and Pocket Slider Frames web pages.

When to use a Dutch door

A Dutch door is a door divided horizontally in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. As such, it is well suited to situations where customer service environments, where there is frequent interaction between people on both sides of the door and where the inside office needs to be able to be secured. Examples are:

  • Will Call stations
  • Customer Return desks
  • Stock rooms with tool and equipment dispensing areas
  • Nursing stations

DCI offers a variety of options in Dutch doors, including fire rating, stainless steel, and integral lites

When to use a pocket slider frame

The door of a pocket slider frame can be slid into the wall, so there is no swing door to be an obstruction. Sliding into the wall frees up wall space for furniture or files. It also provides a very clean look. It is not well suited for places where sound transmission needs to be limited. Examples of usage:

  • Small offices, where wall space is at a premium.
  • Break rooms
  • Entrance into hallways or other common areas

DCI offers pocket slider frames in any width and height and any jamb depth. They are available in stainless steel.

Every specialty door, in 10 days or less

DCI makes every specialty door custom, to order, on the premises of our manufacturing plant in 10 days or less.

Visit the DCI website for more detail on product specifications:

CLICK HERE for downloadable copies of all DCI sales and technical information, including the 20-page product catalog and the technical data manual.

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