Sliding Hatches

Surespan Inc are a leading manufacturer of sliding rooftop access solutions. Our thermally broken and insulated sliding hatches can be custom made to any size. Available as both glass sliding skylights and solid lid. Smaller sizes can utilize telescopic rails while larger sizes slide back on external rails. Powered and manual opening options are available. Glass can be tailored to suit your site requirements even offering walk on glass tops.

As a leading manufacturer, the sliding roof hatch is weatherproof and insulated for high performance.

For standard hinged opening. view our range here: roof hatch

Glazed Hatches are also available in sliding form.

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Sliding Roof Access

A large thermally broken weatherproof sliding roof hatch to suit an opening of 12' x 12'. Delivered to Denmark.

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Great Portland Street

2 Massive sliding glazed skylights separated with a fixed glazed skylight (not pictured) to provide Great Portland Street with an architectural talking point!

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Sliding Roof Hatch

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

We supplied sliding roof hatch to suit 17′-7″ x 13′-2″ structural opening allowing Roller coaster carts to be serviced and maintained.

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Unique Bi-Fold Sliding Door

This one off design was supplied to Canada and featured a two-part bi-folding sliding door electrically operated. The size was 10' x 16'

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Al Jazeera Car Building Extension

Thermally broken sliding access hatch supplied to the Middle East. Access via staircase for rooftop maintenance 10'-5" x 4'-0

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Didcot Power Station - UK

A large 10' x 12' sliding plant replacement access hatch supplied to a Power Station in Oxfordshire.

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Custom made to order

All our roof hatches can be made to suit your project requirements.


3″ Insulation as standard with a thermally broken design.


Rated to IP66 for protection against dust and water ingress. Weathertightness Class A7.

Fire Rating

Fire rating up to 4 hours to EN 1634-4 or 90 Minutes to UL-EU.

Acoustic Rating

25dB Rated as standard or optional 45dB enhanced.


Our Sliding Hatches can be manufactured to suit your project requirements, find a brief specification below.

Product Downloads

Sliding Hatch product downloads including data sheets, drawings and BIM models.


Most frequent questions our customers ask.

Yes! We can custom make sliding access doors to suit any size. We have manufactured sizes as large as 10’x 10’ but can go larger if needed

Our sliding hatches are thermally broken and insulated as standard. They are made for use on a roof so are normally completely watertight assuming correct installation. Our hatches are designed to be robust and last for many years.

Telescopic rails are commonly used on smaller sizes up to around 48”x 48” while large sizes will almost always need to be on fixed external rails. Telescopic extend back on rails within the lid while fixed rails are external to the cover.

Sliding hatches can be manufactured with a double glazed lid for a high quality premium finish. Other glass specifications can be requested if you have specific requirements to meet.

Yes we manufacture all our roof hatches with the intention of them being watertight assuming correct installation

Our roof hatches can be offered with a Sureguard handrail with a self-closing gate. This is fixed to the curb of the hatch so no roof penetration is required. The guardrail can be powder coated to any color to improve visibility.

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