Safety & Security
Anchors and screws
The anchors and screws are very important for the overall structural integrity and therefore needs to be specified and certified. In general, the choice of anchors and screws depends on the load and the construction material (wood, metal, concrete) to which the system is installed. Load (horizontal and vertical) must be taken into consideration.
8mm button head s/steel bolt is used as standard to secure the top profile.
Steel - 8mm button head bolt & nut
Concrete - 8mm button head bolt & brass anchor
Concrete - 8mm button head bolt & brass anchor or 6mm wooden screw stepped
inside the profile.
Outside floor level should not slope towards the inside.
Bottom sill profile will protrude with a minimum of 3mm dependant on the inside floor level.
Always consult a waterproofing expert if unsure. See the drawings below as guideline.
Drain pipes are used to drain any fluids, that might enter the bottom profile, away. The standard drainpipes used is a pvc tube with a 10mm outer diameter. These drainpipes are installed at 2000mm intervals along the bottom profile, draining to the outside mostly. If the drain point needs to be at a specific point off-centre from the drain hole, flexible PVC tubing is used in conjunction with the aluminium drainpipe. 12mm Holes can be drilled into the side of the profile if no drainpipes are required. Drain pipes can be installed at the bottom of the profile as well, depending on the specific installation detail. In some cases, drainpipes can only be installed on one specific point. Care should then be taken to ensure proper flow of water. Larger drain holes or more drain holes can be drilled into the side of the bottom sill profile.
When designing the installation it is very important to inform the client of the draining pipes that needs to be installed.
The Paragon has a very short guiderarm to guide the wheels, thus ideal for fitment of curtains or blinds on the inside.