We design, manufacture, supply and install a complete range of entrance and interior solutions where the height and scale of doors and screens is not restricted by standard limitations. Ideally we become involved at the early concept design stages to assist in the development and realization of the architect’s vision and facilitate the architectural expression. Consistently pushing the boundaries using innovative technical and aesthetic solutions, we have recently added elegant and unique frameless glazing solutions to our range of products, as the answer to the ever increasing demand for minimalist and full height panels of glass. We are delighted to present our products and portfolio of entrance systems incorporating high quality sliding, revolving and swing doors as well as air curtains and interior solutions.
DESIGN AND INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN ARCTICTURAL GLASS ENTRANCES
LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES
1 Project for Open Entrances
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1 Review for Open Entrances
£50,000 – £100,000
Open Entrances were approached to push the boundaries of current domestic sliding glass roof systems. The current 'frame over frame' approach for large scale sliding glass roof mechanisms (whereby two glass panels, one fixed, one sliding, are on different plains allowing one to slide over the other) was not to their liking as they are aesthetically unpleasing and lacked design flair. Their brief was for an automated roof that had uninterrupted clean lines and flush glass panels when closed, no glass support beams visible from below (as often provided) and an aesthetic akin to a iPhone where form and function work side by side. Their Frameless Glass technology was ideally suited for this project as the concealed structural frame alleviates the requirements of having visible support beams whilst giving them means to attach a mechanism to automate the panel. To achieve a flat roof appearance when closed, a custom mechanism was developed that lifts the sliding panel above the level of the fixed panel before sliding the glass until fully open. A combination of electric linear motors and linear actuators are used to provide near silent lift and slide movement of the glass panel and a comprehensive sealing strategy has been incorporated to overcome the water management issues that are inherent with opening glass roof systems. The finished result, a beautiful sliding glass roof that we are very pleased with.
7 October, 2016