View though the Fineline sliding doors is framed by a grape vine, with the courtyard garden and timber studio beyond
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Which types of metal are used to make doors?Metal glazed doors are made from aluminium or steel, and understanding the difference will help you make the right choice for your project.“The majority of metal doors are built from aluminium extrusions, which are powder-coated for durability,” Federica Vasetti explains. “Aluminium doors are usually ‘thermally broken’, which means a layer of insulating material separates the inner from the outer frame to make them energy-efficient.” “Steel doors are more robust, but they can sometimes have slight cold bridges, so the cold outside transfers to the interior,” Dominic McKenzie says. Steel doors tend to have slimmer profiles, are heavier and more expensive, and “are used in listed buildings rather than new-builds”, according to Federica.The fact that aluminium doors are lighter means they’re suitable for a wider range of projects. “It’s easier for people to open aluminium doors, whether they’re hinged, sliding or bifold,” Karenna Wilford says.Find window and glazing specialists in your area and read their reviews.
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Welcome greeneryTo increase the feeling that your kitchen is almost part of the garden, consider the location of your plants. Bring foliage right up to the glazing to give the interior a lush, natural aesthetic.These simple sliding doors are framed by a grape vine, which has been trained along a frame attached to the exterior wall.Tell us…How have you connected your interior with the garden? Share your ideas in the Comments section.