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How to install aluminium stacker doors: a step-by-step guide

How to install aluminium stacker doors: a step-by-step guide

An aluminium stacker door is a popular feature in many Australian homes. An aluminium stacker door consists of panels that are smaller than sliding doors with aluminium frames. The user, depending on the type of stacker door, can control how many are opened/closed, thereby being able to also control the natural ventilation and natural light in one’s home. For this sole reason, it’s easy to see why so many Australians opt to purchase aluminium stacker doors. However, while purchasing aluminium stacker doors is easy, installing them is not. If you’ve ever wondered how to install aluminium stacker doors, then look no further than this article!

There are many different types of aluminium stacker doors; different configurations are offered from different manufacturers and suppliers. The type you purchase will change the installation process slightly. In this article, we‘ll give a general overview of the installation process for aluminium stacker doors with existing tracks. However, bear in mind that some homes/offices do not have existing tracks and stacker doors may differ in the following configurations:

  • Centre opening with two doors interlocking to the left/right
  • Three sliding stackers: one active and two non-active
  • Three sliding stacker doors with a centre opening

Why should you install aluminium stacker doors yourself?

Many people are intimidated by the installation of any kind of door in their home. While it may seem complicated and can be a time-consuming process, installing your own aluminium stacker doors has its benefits including the following.

  • Save on installation costs.
  • Have control over your surroundings including, limiting the mess made in your home.
  • Install the aluminium at your own convenience and on your own schedule.
  • Your doors will remain much cleaner after installation (provided you keep them clean).

How to install your aluminium stacker doors


Place your non-active door/doors on the track closer to the interior of your property. Then, use the bottom rollers and adjust to line up the back of the door with the fixed glass panel receiving interlock. There may not always be a receiving interlock; if this is the case, line up the back of the door with the glass screen fixed panel. Before moving on to the next step, ensure that all elements are fully parallel.

Step 2:

For your active door, place it onto the outside track. Using solely the bottom rollers, adjust and line it up with the closing channel.

Step 3:

In some cases, there may be no interlock present. If it’s absent, then install it before proceeding. Install the frame interlock on the back of the non-active door. For this, you will need to use 5 x 5/32 rivets. To ensure that the frame interlock is connected to the fixed glass panel that’s receiving the interlock cleanly, you can roll the door back and forth. Ensure that there are no issues with this step before moving on.

Step 4:

On your active door near the closing channel, install the lock. Slide the active door into a closed position to check the lock.

Step 5:

You are now going to align the internal non-active door frame with the back of the active door frame. Place the active door in the locked position and place the non-active door in the closed position with the same interlock on the frame connecting with the interlock on the fixed glass panel.

Step 6:

On both the top and bottom of the non-active door frame, make a mark. This will indicate where the frame interlock will be installed. Slide the non-active door to install the receiving interlock on the marks on the face of the non-active door.

Step 7:

Put the doors in their closed position so that you can install the interlock on the back of the active door. When you open the active door, it should connect with the non-active door, pushing the other two doors into their fully opened position.

You will then have to slide the active door into its closed position. This will effectively interlock with the non-active door, thereby pulling both doors into their fully closed position. All doors should interlock with the active door, ensuring that when the user pulls to open or pushes to close, all doors follow. For this to happen, the doors should interlock with the active door locking into the closing channel and the non-active door locking into the fixed glass panel.

We hope that our step-by-step guide helps you to install your aluminium stacker doors. Installing your own aluminium doors is a great accomplishment that comes with many benefits.

Are you looking for a reliable aluminium stacker doors? There are many reliable and professional residential and commercial aluminium window and door suppliers in Sydney who will be able to help you make your choice. Transform your home today and install aluminium stacking doors.

Symond Jones

Symond Jones

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