Monday, 22 November 2010

The Difference Between Frameless Glass Doors and Frameless Glass Curtains

We have been asked to clarify the difference between Frameless Glass Doors and Frameless Glass Curtains because they look the same and some information on the Internet is not clear.

In our opinion, Frameless Glass Curtains are single glazed doors for internal use or external use as enclosures. The name derives from the description originally attributed to the system that is popular in Spain for enclosing balconies and covered terraces, where there were no requirements for u-values or even weather-proofing.

Frameless Glass Doors are suitable as patio doors as they are double glazed and meet building standards, here in the U.K. We manufacture both at SunSeeker Doors, as well as aluminium-framed bi-folding-sliding doors. The choice is yours.

There are more details on our Innovative Doors website. Please contact us for comparative quotations.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Ultimate Frameless Glass Doors?

When we started the company, we believed that bifolding doors offered the perfect solution for both patio door and contemporary room divider requirements. But now we have ... Frameless Glass Doors.

Originally launched as 'glass curtains', single glazed door panels that did not conform to building regulations for patio door use in domestic dwellings, frameless glass doors were - and are - ideal for commercial premises such as restaurant frontages and enclosures. They also offer the ultimate in style as room dividers.

The thought of a double-glazed, 100 per cent weather-proof frameless glass patio door drove us to develop our latest product, frameless double glazed doors, which we began installing in Spring 2010.

For two glass panels to maintain high insulation properties, the cavity between them must remain impermeable which means that there has to be a seal or gasket all round. Although there are no frames at the side of the doors, there is a narrow, visible gasket. When compared with the frames on bi folding doors, this blip on the landscape is negligible.

Installations of frameless glass patio doors are now just about in the hundreds in the UK and we have some photographs in our web site galleries:

Some companies are now beginning to import similar products but buying British will not only ensure faster installation of this made-to-measure home improvement item, you will be helping British business to re-build the economy.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Switchable Privacy in an Open Plan Office with Glass Partition Doors

By Bee Primrose

Open plan offices make better use of available space, helping to reduce overheads and, therefore, contributing to greater profits (or lower losses) but there is often a need for a closed off area for conferences or private meetings. The latest development in this area is a virtual wall of frameless glass doors that can stretch up to eight metres wide yet, when fully open, occupy a tiny footprint against a wall.

The doors are made of tempered glass and slide along guides in the ceiling and floor until they reach a side wall, where they pivot ninety degrees to stack neatly against the wall. The glass has a very slim profile therefore a stack of eight or so doors is barely more than a hand span.

The doors may spend many hours stacked out of the way and can be slid back into place in a minute. The first door is turned ninety degrees to slide along the guides to position, followed by each of the other doors until the final one is in place. There is a main door that opens in the traditional way so that the room can be entered and exited in the usual manner by staff, executives and guests.

The frameless glass stacking door system described should not be confused with a purely sliding doors system or a glass wall with a pair of opening doors which do not enable maximum access between areas. The slide-pivot-stack glass door system is the only one of these that facilitates a full open plan office environment.

Frameless glass partitions are becoming popular in hotels and large restaurant areas to divide areas for private functions. For additional privacy, there are tinted glass options.

Smaller restaurants are having the doors installed as their property frontage to extend their dining areas on better weather days. Better than bi-folding doors in terms of narrow profile when fully open and stacked, the slide-pivot-stack method is far superior when open part way. This is because the individual doors are either stacked away from the main access or they are in place along the guide line to form a window-wall whereas bifolding doors fold together as they slide, leaving a zig-zag protrusion along the remaining guides, wherever the doors have folded.

Developed from the 'glass curtains' concept popular in Europe, frameless glass doors are now available to order, made to measure in England, with installation included in the quoted price.

In addition to the commercial applications, the frameless glass room dividers are suitable for homes and a double-glazed frameless glass patio door version was launched in Spring 2010 to comply with building regulations for domestic dwellings. The double-glazed doors are frameless but have a narrow opaque gasket at the sides of the glass panels to seal the cavity between the panes of glass.

UK specialist door company, SunSeeker Doors, manufactures and installs frameless glass doors direct to their customers - no middle man to bump up costs; more information and quotation details on: glass partition doors.

The author writes for clients of The BPc Internet presence and website promotion. Article Source: Ezine Articles.