Folding Doors

Fresh air and open spaces – these elements can uplift and transform any living space. Although aesthetically ideal, it is also important to keep safety and weather conditions in mind when opening up a house or building. An ideal option to consider when reconciling open space and fresh air with safety and privacy is that of folding  doors. These doors are the perfect link between indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Options abound when it comes to the specifications for folding doors. In terms of material, options range from laminated wood to PVC, wood, aluminium, aluminium and wood, as well as incorporating glass with any of these options. Powder coatings in all colours, including popular choices such as natural, bronze and white are also available. In terms of the opening styles, customers can choose from styles such as inward and outward opening or folding left or right or both ways. The number of panes depending on the size of the space is also up to the customer – pane selections usually range from two to seven panes a side. Various handles are also available which includes the classic lever handle, a modern flat handle and a pull handle. Glass is mostly used to fill out the frame of folding doors as it adds aesthetic value, allows light in and makes an area seem more spacious. Careful selection of glass is necessary. It is advisable to ask for safety or laminated glass should the folding doors face towards the outside of the house for prevention against burglary or accidents. Furthermore, it is important to ensure that the folding doors are weather...

Glass Sliding Doors

With opportunities, it’s all about getting your foot in the door. Miss the door and you’ll miss the opportunity. There is one door in particular, which you don’t want to miss. Glass sliding doors can add endless elegance to your building. From the time when sliding glass doors were first introduced by Japanese architecture and later as an element of pre-war International architecture until today, these doors have always had a significant impact on buildings. Sliding glass doors or patio doors have the advantage over other doors of allowing natural light and views to transform a room. Incorporating these doors in a home or building can improve the sense of space and make an area feel less cluttered. Often used at the entrance of buildings or stores, glass sliding doors are convenient for automatic doors and safety. They usually consist of two glass panels, either one fixed and the other mobile, or both mobile. Other options for these doors include that of the pocket door design which has one or more panels which can slide into wall pockets to bring the outdoors inside, and that of glass sliding doors which consist of various glass panels, able to ‘fold open’. The doors tend to run on smooth-gliding adjustable rollers which can be weather-sealed. When it comes to the glass, you also have options. In terms of the type of glass, toughened glass, which can be up to 5 times stronger than normal glass, 4mm glass or laminated safety glass can be used. An added benefit of toughened glass is that it works well for sound absorption, making it ideal for...