Project Description

Office meeting pods have become a staple of the modern workplace, and businesses have proven to benefit from their use in many ways.  They provide privacy and on-demand personal space for quick, confidential calls, meetings, and video conferences, boosting concentration and lowering stress.  To achieve these benefits, effective frameless glass door hinge is essential for creating a private meeting space.

Frameless Laminated Glass Dilemma

Meeting pods generally use frameless laminated glass as their front face and entryway. Frameless glass not only looks clean and elegant but also provides a needed sound reduction quality. Unfortunately, this poses a material problem for pivot hinges due to clean edge concerns. At the same time, there simply doesn’t have enough space in a tiny pod for a bulky ground spring door closer, so they aren’t a good solution either.

Frameless Laminated Glass

Waterson Meets Finland’s Smartblock

Waterson Glass Closer Hinges, on the other hand, are an ideal solution for heavy-duty glass doors over 14mm thick. Smartblock chose Waterson for its high-quality self-closing functionality. Self-closing ensures that frameless glass doors won’t be left open as a possible hazard to others. At the same time, Waterson’s state-of-the-art hydraulic hybrid mechanism prevents the slamming of fragile glass doors. And yet, while it’s important to have efficient and effective door closing, Smartblock also chose to include Waterson’s built-in hold open feature to maximize user experience further.


Our frameless glass door self-closing hinges have become a leader in the meeting pod segment. Over the past few years, we has provided closing solutions for a variety of exceptional meeting pod producers.  We provides solutions for both glass-to-glass (K51GG), Glass to Wall (K51GWL), and Glass to Frame (K51GM) with an optional built-in hold-open function & invisible door stop.

Learn more about Waterson Product Features here!.

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Waterson Self Closing Frameless Glass Door Hinges

Waterson Glass Door Hinge combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being one of the best door hinges for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.

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Please note that Waterson Closer Hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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