William Blake pointed out that, “In the universe there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between there are doors.”

What is a French Door? 

Ooh, la la! An aesthetically pleasing balance of robust structure and delicate airiness is what makes French doors such an appealing option in so many homes. Generally a pair, the beauty of French doors is a result of their proportions and symmetry. A décor classic, you do not need to be French to enjoy all that French doors have to offer.

The more sunlight you can bring into your home, the more inviting, welcoming, and spacious it will appear to be. Designed by the French in the 17th century to overcome dark interiors, French doors allow you to flood your home with natural light. French doors open up your living space to bring the outside in, and take the inside out. Glaze your French door with low-E (low-emissivity) glass, and the unit becomes energy efficient too.

As we are increasingly working from home (WFH), French doors offer privacy in a home-office set up, without cutting you off from the rest of your family.

The Difference Between Aluminium Sliding Doors and uPVC Sliding Doors

Sold on the idea of including sliding doors in the design of a new house or when upgrading your current installation? There are various materials from which you need to choose:

Aluminium sliding door frames combine performance and aesthetics. Their rugged performance means they can resist severe environmental conditions. Aluminium is also durable in that it is resistant to corrosion and does not rust. Yet aluminium is still lightweight enough to transfer less load onto the foundations of your building.

The range of colours is extensive as aluminium sliding doors can be powder-coated for different looks and finishes. 

Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) is a rigid plastic material that has gained popularity in the manufacture of doors. Not surprisingly, as uPVC is economical, easy to fabricate in different colours and designs, and the light weight of uPVC doors makes them easy to install.

Do not let the price tag mislead you, though, because uPVC sliding doors are durable, termite-proof, and corrosion and moisture resistant, and have UV stabilisers added to stop the sun breaking down the material. Using double-glazing with a uPVC frame reduces noise by up to 80%.

uPVC doors save you money in two ways:

  • Their excellent energy efficiency lowers the amount spent on heating or cooling your home.
  • uPVC is low maintenance.

What you Should Know About Frameless Doors 

If you are looking for uninterrupted views and seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces, nothing beats frameless doors.

These panoramic views are thanks to the lack of vertical supports. Despite their minimalistic appearance, frameless glass sliding and stacking doors are made from tempered safety glass and include a secure locking and connection system.

Why you Should Install A Sliding Door This Summer

There is nothing more rooted in the South African psyche than spending time outdoors. With the presence of Covid-19, your own garden has become even more of an oasis. When it comes to entertaining at home, sliding doors connect the entertainment areas of your home to outdoor spaces such as your patio, deck, or pool. Sliding doors will contribute to a truly alfresco lifestyle for you, your family, and your guests by expanding your recreational space.

5 Advantages of Shutter Doors

Sometimes called plantation shutters (from the southern plantation style shutter), shutter doors are becoming more and more popular. It is no wonder, as shutter doors look stylish in a wide array of home decors and styles. Custom-fitted to your doors, they are an elegant, durable, all-in-one alternative to curtains and blinds. 

Not only do they look great in just about any setting, but plantation shutter doors allow natural light to flow into your rooms, while also providing privacy. Shutter doors insulate against sound and climate which calms your nerves and reduces your energy bill respectively. When you are ready to face the outside world, shutter doors stack neatly away.

Many shutter doors include various security barriers too. Look for shutter doors that carry a long term guarantee.

Different Types Of Pivot Doors For Your Home Renovation 

Not to be confused with a “Friends” reference, pivot doors are an exciting way to revamp your home’s entrance so that it creates a bold first impression.

Rather than traditional hinges fastened to a frame, pivot doors swivel on a spindle. Part of the solid door swings inwards, while the rest of the door swings to the exterior. The spindle can be positioned at any location, depending on the width of the door panel. Greater door panel widths allow the spindle to be placed further from the frame.

Pivot doors are typically bigger and heavier than regular hinged doors, adding to the wow factor. Stand out from the rest of the entryways in your neighbourhood with a modern and unique pivot door.

Different types of Wooden Doors 

While wood may be a traditional and expected material from which to make doors, you may be surprised at the different types of wooden doors on the market such as single, double, pivot, cottage pane, sash, sidelight, sliding, and sliding-folding.

Whether produced from solid or engineered timber, there is a wide selection of stylish and practical timber doors that can add visual impact and value to your property. In terms of design and construction timber offers sound structural performance and strength, flexibility, and versatility.

Routine maintenance helps prolong the longevity of your wooden door and with the correct finish, timber can withstand tough environments. 

What Is The Best Wood For An Exterior Door?

When selecting the best wood for your exterior doors, there are a few things that you need to consider:

  • What is the overall aesthetic of your home? (For example, formal and elegant, or more rustic and cozy)
  • What kind of climate and exposure occurs where your front door is located? Different types of wood are better or less recommended for certain environments.
  • What other building materials are visible on the front of your home? Is there a choice of timer that will match or complement the existing features?
  • Is your choice of timber sourced from certified sustainable forests?

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At K Parker Joinery, understand doors and windows because we make them. For a free quote or any assistance with our products, please contact us online or call  (011) 786 547.