Glass Door FAQs
Glass doors are becoming increasingly popular not just for entrances and exits, but also for internal doors. These are just some of the many benefits of installing glass doors:
- Letting light in – Glass allows natural light to flood through the area, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. Internal doors with glass will let light spread between rooms.
- Making spaces feel larger – The enhanced light flow and open views make rooms feel more spacious than they actually are.
- Creating a modern aesthetic – Seamless glass creates a contemporary minimalist look, while slim aluminium frames can add a more industrial appearance.
- Uniquely customisable – From frames and finishes to ironmongery and manifestations, you can design the ideal glass door for any given space.
- More flexible than traditional doors – Sliding glass doors are perfect when space is limited, and internal doors with glass improve communication in business settings.
- Fantastic views to the outside – Replace French doors or standard opaque doors with fully glass doors to get the best view of a garden or patio.
- Durable and low maintenance – Glass doors are easy to clean and difficult to scratch or shatter, and the quality of the glass is unlikely to deteriorate during your lifetime.
Glass doors are a great choice whether they stand alone, are framed by glass panels, or integrated with glass partition walls. They’re also thermally insulated for energy efficiency. And if you’re concerned about visual privacy with internal glass doors, design options include frosting and printed graphics so the door isn’t 100% see-through.
Anywhere you might think of having a traditional door, you can replace it with a glass door for an instant transformation. Most people only think of glass doors for entrances, but it’s possible to use internal doors with glass in residences and commercial or public buildings, too.
Glass isn’t just great for sliding patio doors. From enclosed showers and ensuite bathrooms to walk-in closets and home offices, there are so many ways to integrate glass doors into your house or apartment. They can create a better flow between connected rooms such as kitchens and dining rooms, or the living room and kitchen.
In professional settings, glass doors allow privacy for meeting rooms or individual offices without disrupting the approachable open-plan feel that’s vital for boosting teamwork and productivity. Food retail premises can also benefit from glass doors connecting indoor seating areas to outdoor terraces, making the whole space feel larger.
The extensive benefits that come with glass doors make them the perfect choice for homes and office environments alike. At Glass Interiors, our glass doors are both practical and effortlessly stylish, bringing a level of sophistication to every space we install them in.
Say goodbye to bulky hardware with our slimline glass doors, available with a range of hinge and slide types or as completely frameless glass doors for crisp clean edges. Choose from our variety of handles and finishes to complete your desired look, or speak to us to find out more about further custom options.
Glass Interiors is proud to provide a full service to meet the individual requirements of every customer, helping to support a multitude of architectural concepts. Contact us today to discuss your specifications and receive expert guidance on the best glass door designs to suit your needs.
Most people find that the most visually impressive type of glass door is frameless, as it offers a more streamlined appearance. That’s not to say that framed glass doors are any less elegant, as slim aluminium profiles or stylised glazing bars can provide a unique and elevated look.
Both types are available with a range of finishes for the fittings and a selection of hinge styles. Though hinges are often overlooked, the way that a door opens and closes is crucial to its functionality. We can advise you on the appropriate hinges if you require further guidance.
If space is at a premium, sliding glass doors are an affordable and equally stylish alternative. Top and/or bottom tracks support the weight of the door and allow it to glide effortlessly back and forth, avoiding the need for door swing space. The choice is yours, as every case is different!
You might be wondering whether internal glass doors are suitable for your project. We can assure you that they are structurally sound, made from toughened glass and professionally installed to operate smoothly. You can even opt for increased sonic insulation if required.
As we’ve discussed, there are plenty of benefits to installing glass doors in any building, not least their upmarket and ultra-modern appearance. They’re ideal for creating a bright and professional environment for employees and customers alike in any business.
You can also add company branding to glass doors via manifestations, whether this is your actual logo or simply your company colours. If you need guidance on selecting ironmongery, hinges, and finishes, Glass Interiors are happy to help you plan your glass door design.
The frosted or coloured films that you often see on glass doors and walls are called manifestations. These are designed to make the presence of the glass more obvious, preventing people from walking into the otherwise transparent glass and potentially injuring themselves.
Manifestations also increase interior privacy and add a decorative element. They’re not always necessary; for example, if there are large handles or push plates on the doors. Building regulations (specifically Approved Document K) set out the rules for glass manifestations.
While manifestations are most commonly present on exterior glass doors, they can also be required for interior doors. They need to be present at two levels on the door – around 900mm and 1500mm from the floor – and the design must be at least 50mm to 150mm high at each level.