Counterframes for plasterboard

Types of internal sliding door counterframe to be installed in plasterboard walls

New buildings use more and more plasterboard structures to have the opportunity to create more formally and more articulated compositions structurally simple: partition walls, false ceilings, diaphragms with full and empty games, niches and cuts for the insertion of special lighting systems.

the plasterboard walls often house the housing of internal sliding doors ascrigno or swing flush with the wall and therefore over time it was necessary to study and produce a system of subframe suitable for this material and structurally different from those for perforated walls.

The subframe very often and in some geographical areas it is known by the name of false frame, false jamb, cassamatta and in the case of a counter frame for retractable sliding doors is one metal structure composed of a box inside the wall, a sliding system, called a track, to slide the door, a vertical upright that receives the door when closing.

It is about open structures, that is, of a frame that has lost sheet metal mantles and the plaster holder net, useful in the case of masonry with perforations, and aligns itself with the metal frames, U-shaped guides and C-shaped supports to support the slabs. drywall.

The counter frame for pocket doors plasterboard version of Eclisse it adapts to dry system structures, thanks to the transversal fixing profiles of the sheets, è practical to maneuver and fasten to all types of warping, we speak in fact of consistency with the warping of the wall structure.

Plasterboard structure: assembly
The structure of these frames for internal sliding doors, in addition to being very versatile is also very robust, in fact, the Eclisse counterframes are made with special dovetail-shaped sleepers, which do not flex when the plasterboard sheet is fixed, preserving the internal seat of the counterframe.
The ribbing present allows the correct screwing of the slabs without deformations in the wall.

The internal seat of the subframe it measures 58 mm and has 4 mm more than other models on the market, to ensure more space for the door and avoid the risk that it can crawl on metal frame.

The company makes both the subframe in the assembled version either in KIT, more easy to carry thanks to the limited overall dimensions, now faster to assemble thanks to the interlocking system, more versatile since it is possible to widen the frame during installation: from 100 to 125 mm finished wall.

Counter frame for sliding door in a plasterboard wall by Eclisse
This counterframe allows the door to slide smoothly and lightly and this is attested by the passing the durability test of sliding carriages UNI EN 1527 * for 100,000 opening and closing cycles, from break-in test UNI EN 1629 * for resistance and sturdiness plus the resistance test to corrosion UNI EN 1670 *.

I materials used are high performance and the sliding track, which can be removed to carry out maintenance and maintenance of the integrity of the structure, is made of 6060 UNI EN 9006/1 * aluminum alloy.

The team boasts over thirty patents, 29 representative agencies, two thousand distributors in Italy, 9 subsidiaries in the world and therefore Eclisse is the symbolic brand of this company, leader in its sector e producer of about 1300 looms per day.

How to assemble a counter frame and a plasterboard frame for pocket doors

One video made by the team Eclisse allows you to see directly how to assemble a subframe for retractable sliding door in plasterboard wall, from the phase of rejection of the elements from the packaging wrapping up to the insertion of the same assembly.

Initially it is necessary to take a look at the elements contained in the kit, distribute them on the floor and understand the function of each of them, read the instruction manual, begin to rest on two trestles, arranged in parallel, the rear profile and the assembled front uprights.

Then we move on to the interlocking arrangement of the crosspieces on both sides, with the help of polystyrene blocks to avoid bending of the metal members, hooking the upper profile with six screws.

You must enter the removable track and the other vertical profile, a series of spacers to remove when inserting the frame and door, the floor anchoring brackets.

Sliding doors in plasterboard walls - Eclisse
Once this is done, the subframe just mounted must be anchored to the structure of guides and transoms for the application of plasterboard sheets, ensuring that the fixing does not compromise the extractability of the track.

In addition to the simplicity of assembly, the counter frames for sliding doors by Eclisse also guarantee one perfect seal of the plaster thanks to the presence of knurled mesh very dense (25×25), placed between the sheet and the edge of the plaster and therefore guarantees the perfect adherence of the latter to the structure.

Counter frame for plasterboard and swing doors

the swing doors inserted in plasterboard walls usually they are of the type flush with the wall, also called flush with the wall, or doors without jambs, architraves and with specific counterframes.

Eclisse proposes the model Syntesis® swing line, the ideal solution to install gate which can be painted in the same shade as the wall so as to hide from view, up to blend in with the wall.

Plasterboard frame: models for hinged doors flush with the wall by ECLISSE
It is a single frame provided with spacers wood in OSB3 25 mm thick pre-assembled to ensure the perfect squaring of the frame, protective plastic sheets to prevent it from getting dirty or scratched on site, cover hinges to protect the hinges from plaster, stop gaskets to be applied on the frame and not on the door, very stable, easy to install.

Counter frame for curved doors mounted in plasterboard walls

Designing curved walls it means attributing elegance and singularity to a space as well as creating an uncommon environment. If the wall will have to host a passage with a door, it will be necessary to look for a subframe that adapts to the situation and therefore specific.

Eclisse Circular satisfies every design, functional and aesthetic need; is the counterframe for curved concealed sliding doors, in the single or double version or for one or two mirrored curved doors, available in different sizes and specifically with variable widths from 60 cm to 120 cm, heights from 100 cm to 260 cm, suitable it also houses doors in raw Tanganyika, mahogany, oak, beech, dark walnut, wenge.

False door frame model Circular by Eclisse
As you can see in the photo above, you can give free rein to creativity by designing and building walls fromandamento curvilineo as desired, with more sliding doors than one unit. A door is located here in the concave portion of the wall and another in the convex, both with smooth door in white tone, in contrast to the elegant burgundy adopted for the wall.

A use of different material for the floor ensures that the arched design emerges further at first sight, as does the trajectory marked by the light sources in the false ceiling. A punctual design like this is made possible by the union of the different members, but above all by the existence of these structures without which there would have been a rectification, a parietal segmentation.

Counterframes Eclisse model Circula mounted in a rustic setting
Curved walls are interesting too in rustic environments, in taverns, in attics, with the adoption of wooden doors with a warm and traditional flavor, with solid wood furniture, floors covered with terracotta, perimeter walls in rough stone.

The centrality of the curved wall is given by the choice of leaving the surface smooth with a not very decorative paint to differentiate itself from the remaining parts and frame the beauty of a door with a curved frame combined with the supporting core of the counterframe of the same trend.

Choose a quality subframe it means being able to dare in space design creative, functional and beautiful to look at. A quality subframe must be resistant, long-lasting, easy to maintain, it must allow the door to slide easily and lightly, the sheets must not be able to bend, no cracks must be created in the plaster, it must be easy to install.

The novelties of Eclisse in the counterframes for dry walls

To improve the assembly of sliding doors in plasterboard walls, Eclisse has always used elements for its counterframes that make fixing the plasterboard sheets more solid and faster, among these we find the horizontal reinforcement sleepers , which have always been present in ECLISSE counterframes for plasterboard walls.

Pre-drilled sleeper for Eclisse counterframes
The new sleepers present a preforatura a trama which allows the screw to enter more easily and without lateral sliding in the sheet, speeding up the fixing of the plasterboard sheets. Internal laboratory tests have shown that the screwing speed has increased by more than 30% compared to the current flat sleeper.

The optimization of the dovetail profiling and the increase of the size in width have also allowed to further improve the strength of the entire structure, increased by more than 25% compared to the previous version.

Another important novelty is constituted by resin-coated profiles, with which it is possible to obtain a perfect finish in half the time, significantly reducing drying times.

Resin-coated profiles for sliding doors - Eclisse
The new resin coating makes the application of the last layer of filler on the edge and on the shoulder of the passage compartment even faster, in fact, compared to the previous version, the new profile requires the application of a thinner layer of filler, faster to dry. An improvement that ensures perfect adhesion of the finishing material and the absolute homogeneity of the paint, in less time.

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Plasterboard structures: counterframes for plasterboard for sliding doors

EclisseFor the construction of plasterboard counterframes, one of the companies specialized in the sector is Eclisse.

The company was born at the end of the 60s from a metal carpentry workshop that decides to specialize in counter frames for sliding doors and windows. Over the years, Eclisse has always looked ahead, improving its own production technologies and always staying competitive within a highly selective market.

Today Eclisse is a leading brand in the production of counter frames for sliding doors and windows capable of producing 1300 frames per day and which has more than 29 representative agencies, 2000 distributors in Italy and 9 subsidiaries worldwide.

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