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SLH Roof Hatch with telescopic or fixed runners

Surespan Sliding Roof Hatch

California State University, USA. 3302 (130″) x 1016mm (40″) sliding hatch


For tall buildings and high wind situations

Surespan SLH sliding roof hatches and sliding glass roof lights provide many advantages over standard roof access hatches. The sliding access hatch is ideal where there is a height restrictions or in areas with high risk of wind. They are also ideal for access to roof terraces via a staircase.

Surespan sliding covers are manufactured with a thermally broken lid and upstand as standard. The sliding mechanism can be sold with fixed rails or internal telescopic rails.

The lid is filled with 50mm of CFC and HCFC free insulation with a U-value of 0.43 W/m²K. Surespan can also provide bespoke solutions such as our glazed sliding hatch over a fixed roof window.

Fixed Sliding

Fixed Rails

Telescopic Sliding

Telescopic Rails

Standard Features

  • Thermally Broken Lid and Upstand
  • Fixed Rails or telescopic rails
  • Custom made to any size
  • Insulation U-Value 0.43 W/m2K (See below)
  • Fully insulated and energy efficient
  • Secure rigid aluminium weather tight cover
  • ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) of 0
  • GWP (Global Warming Potential) of 3

Insulation Options

Insulation U-Value Achieved
50mm Standard insulation 0.43 W/m²K
50mm Premium insulation 0.37 W/m²K
50mm Superior insulation 0.19 W/m²K

Calculated to BS EN ISO 6946: 2007



Suggested Sizes

Telescopic Runners


Fixed Runners


Thermal Break

All Surespan sliding roof hatches are thermally broken.

Product RefStructural Opening  
* the actuator mechanism occupies minimum space to give maximum clear opening space
TH.SLID/T 60.60600 x 600
TH.SLID/T 80.80800 x 800
TH.SLID/T 90.75900 x 750
TH.SLID/T 90.90900 x 900
TH.SLID/T 100.1001000 x 1000
TH.SLID/T 120.1201200 x 1200
TH.SLID/T 75.250750 x 2500
Custom size (No Limit):
Product RefStructural Opening  
* the actuator mechanism occupies minimum space to give maximum clear opening space
TH.SLID/F 120.1801200 x 1800
TH.SLID/F 160.2401600 x 2400
TH.SLID/F 180.751800 x 750
TH.SLID/F 180.2251800 x 2250
TH.SLID/F 150.3001500 x 3000
TH.SLID/F 240.3602400 x 3600
TH.SLID/F 300.3003000 x 3000
Custom size (No Limit):


Control Options

Manual Handle

Manual Only

Manual opening only.

Electric control


Can be supplied with associated control panels & accessories.

Solar panels


Can be connected to purpose made panel.


Additional Control Features

Control Unit

Control Unit

Gas Spring assisted operation.

Domestic Push Button


Push button for domestic use.

Domestic Key Switch


Key switch for domestic use.

Industrial Push button


Push button for industrial use.

Industrial Key switch


Key switch for industrial use.

Fire alarm opening command


Fire alarm opening command.


Additional Control Features

Emergency Stop Button


Emergency stop button.

Key Switch


Key switch.

Fire alarm opening command


Fire alarm opening command.


Locking options

Standard cablock


Deadlock with internal handle.

Sliding bolt with padlock


Deadlock, internal and external key opening.

Electric locking


Electrical locking.


Ladders & Extensions

NOTE: Safety grid is hinged on the opposite side of the lid unless otherwise requested.

Retractable safety grid


Retractable safety grid.

RetractabLE Extension


Retractab ladder extension.

Retractable hand hold


Retractable hand hold.

Fixed external hand hold


Fixed external hand hold 1100 high.

Retractable single post


Retractable hand hold single post.

Sureguard safety handrails


Safety handrail system.

Standard ladder


Standard ladder.

Ladder with cage


Standard ladder with cage.

Ladder with retractable lower section


Ladder with retractable lower section.

ZIP ladder


Retractable ZIP ladder.

Standard ship ladder


Standard ship ladder.

Ship ladder with platform


Ship ladder & platform.


Optional Features

Glazed top


Sealed double glazed top.

Thermal break

Thermal Break

Thermally broken extrusions.

Trace heating

Trace Heating

Placed within extrusion.

Twin colour hatches

External Colour

External powder coating

Twin colour hatches

Internal Colour

Internal powder coating

Rain sensor


Activated by rainfall.

Wind sensor

Wind sensor

Activated by wind.

Walk on top cover

Walk-on Top

Rigid walk-on cover.



Non-slip surface finish.

Stainless Steel Hatch


Stainless steel access hatch.

Louvred hatch


Louvred upstand.

Variable upstand


Variable upstand.

Pressure sensitive edge


Pressure sensitive edge.

Biocote antimicrobial coating


Antimicrobial technology.

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  • Special Designs
  • Sliding Types
  • Thermal Break
  • Ladders
  • Other Features

Bespoke Designs from around the World

Glazed Sliding AOV's

Great Portland Street, London. 4610 x 1955mm electrically driven sliding AOV. Achieves 7m² free air flow according to approved document B (fire safety) paragraph 5b diagram C.7.

Glazed Sliding over fixed roof light

Supplied to Coyle for a prestigous private residence in London, UK. This 2640 (103") x 2020mm (79") multi-pane glazed roof access hatch is thermally broken and electrically operated.

Large External Rail Sliding Hatch

Supplied to Qatar, United Arab Emirates for the Car Building Extension Works Project. This 3144 (123") x 1235mm (48") solid top electrically operated sliding hatch travels its length on tracks fixed to the roof.

Fixed Rail Sliding Access

Supplied to Gartsherrie Engineering Ltd. Coatbridge, Scotland. This 3500 (137") x 4000 (157") biomass sliding cover features fixed external rails and electric operation. A further two sliding covers were supplied sized 2500 x 4000 and 1500 x 4000mm

Sliding Types

Surespan can produce two types of mechanism. Telescopic and fixed.

Sliding glazed roof hatch


Telescopic sliding covers are ideal for smaller sizes that only require access for maintenance personnel or end users. These are available in sizes up to 750 x 2500. Perfect for manual operation, the sliding cover easily and smoothly opens to provide maximum clear opening for easy access.

Fixed Rail

Fixed rails are generally used for larger sizes up to 3000 x 3000 however we can manufacture larger sizes in certain circumstances. The fixed rails provide a maximum clear opening ideal for equipment, tools and personnel access. The external rail is fixed down onto the roof and provides structural support fotr the lid.


Sliding roof hatches can be sold with a glazed lid which provides excellent daylight for users below and provides an architectural talking point.

Thermally Broken Extruded Sections

All Surespan SLH Sliding Roof Hatches are offered with thermally broken extruded sections, offering clients excellent energy conservation properties and substantially reducing internal condensation or frost formation.

This in turn reduces thermal conductivity and consequently the heat loss due to heat conduction through the roof hatch frame. Combined with our superior insulation option offering a U-value of 0.20 W/m²K, our sliding hatches can meet most energy efficiency standards.

Thermally Broken Sections

Sliding Roof Hatch with ladder

SLH Roof Hatch with Vertical Ladder

SLH Roof Hatch with SLC/RH Vertical Fixed Ladder with Retractable Handhold.

See SL Access Ladders for Further Details

SLH Roof Hatch with Zip Retractable Ladder

SLH Roof Hatch with Zip Retractable Ladder with Extended Skirt Liner and Ceiling Drop Down Door.

See Zip Ladders for Further Details

SLH Roof Hatch with Ship Ladder

SLH Roof Hatch with Ships Ladder.

See SHP Ships Ladders for Further Details

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SLH43 Roof Hatch

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WS2 7NL, England

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