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    Double & Triple Glazed Aluminium Doors

    Double & Triple Glazed Aluminium Doors

    Aluminium doors are quite popular in the Australian building industry due to their strength, durability and low maintenance. Aluminium doors come in a variety of profile types of varying thicknesses for use in residential and commercial buildings. SCS particularly supplies aluminium doors in a thermally broken profile, which includes an internal rubber polymer to increase the thermal performance of the door. Without this thermal break, aluminium as a material has high thermal conductivity, meaning heat will easily be lost/gained through the frame. High quality aluminium frames can be made to large sizes and spans due to the strength of the material. The aluminium surface can also be powder coated or anodised in a large range of finishes, making this a very attractive product for architectural design.

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    Aluminium doors are a popular choice for both residential and commercial projects due to their strength, durability and ease of cleaning and maintenance. High quality double and triple glazed doors can be quite expensive; however, the performance, quality and longevity of these products are unmatched.

    High-end aluminium doors can be made to large glazed areas and in a variety of shapes, types, finishes and configurations. It is for these reasons that they are commonly used in commercial and retail properties. Nevertheless, they are also extremely well suited for residential properties, providing a modern, sleek appearance.

    Standard aluminium doors usually have poor thermal performance, due to the high thermal conductance of aluminium as a material. It is for this reason European manufacturers have advanced their manufacturing and profile extrusions in order to improve the thermal and acoustic performance by implementing multi-air chamber systems and thermally broken framing systems.

    Thermally broken aluminium doors utilise a rubber polymer within the aluminium extrusion profile to create a barrier between the inside and the outside of the door frame. This barrier prevents the conductive thermal energy loss through the frame. Thermally broken aluminium door systems coupled with high quality double and triple glazing, closes the performance gap between aluminium doors and other high performing materials such as uPVC and timber.

    SCS range of thermally broken aluminium windows come in a variety of frame thicknesses, each providing variations of thermal performance, structural integrity and stability. As the frame thickness increases, the depth of the double or triple glazing also increases leading to higher thermal and acoustic performance. Different products will have different overall thicknesses and will also have variance in the thickness of the external frame and the door panel/leaf, which holds the double or triple glazing of the door unit. Aluminium doors are available in a variety of opening types, which will each have different profile qualities.

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    SCS supplies aluminium doors in various finishes and surfaces. Typically, aluminium doors are powder coated or anodised to suit. Powder coating can be to any RAL colour in the level of gloss as required. The RAL colour chart can be accessed via the link below.

    www.ralcolorchart.com/

    In addition to the standard powder coat finish, SCS can also offer a range of timber veneers and textured surfaces to suit all project requirements. Please contact SCS to find out more on our aluminium surface finishes and colours.

    The type of glazing selected for a door can influence the daylight transmission, thermal properties, sound insulation, safety, privacy and security of the whole window unit. It is essential that the glazing type is specified carefully for each project to ensure the end product provides a healthy, comfortable, temperature stable and quiet environment.

    To achieve this balance, modern glazing technology has advanced to provide a wide variety of glass types and coatings. Double and triple glazed doors can use these glass types in combination in order to achieve the desired outcome. Double glazing combines two layers of glass, with an insulated spacer in order to increase the thermal insulation of a door. Triple glazing combines 3 layers of glass with two insulated spacers in order to achieve greater thermal insulation.

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    SCS supplies double and triple glazed doors in a wide variety of shapes and configurations. The shape of the door and opening type can influence the thermal and acoustic insulation, security, safety and structural strength of the door.

    Lift & Slide Door

    European alternative to a standard sliding door. The moveable panel is lifted by the mechanism when operated. When closed the movable panel is dropped into the track, creating compression on the seals. This system is designed for increased thermal, acoustic and security performance. The hardware mechanism of the Lift & Slide door allows these doors to be made to extremely large spans in a 2-panel configuration, whilst still allowing smooth and easy operation.

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    Tilt & Slide Door

    Another popular European style opening, where the openable section tilts inwards at the top for ventilation and slides past the fixed panel. When closed the openable section pushes into the seals of the frame, increasing compression on the seals and reducing air penetration.

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    Single & Double Doors

    Standard side hinged doors can be made in inwards or outwards openings. In some materials, these doors can be made with a tilt & turn function in order to provide secure ventilation. Double door openings are commonly used for larger areas, often used as an entry to a terrace, veranda or garden.

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    Bi-Fold Doors

    Bi-fold doors are folding doors that were originally used as interior doors and furniture doors. Nowadays, they are used as room dividers, especially for large entertainment areas, such as terraces, verandas and balconies. Bi-fold doors are a popular and attractive feature for both high-end residential projects and commercial buildings.

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    The door security and overall appearance can be greatly influenced by the type and style of hardware used. Mounting a high quality, well finished handle to a door can completely change the design.

    SCS supplies a range of handles for all our door systems in standard colours; silver, white, black, brown and bronze.

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    Flyscreens are an important component of all residential and commercial properties. They are mainly used as a barrier against insects, however with changing technology they can fulfill many other purposes besides preventing the intrusion of insects. Different materials types and configurations can be used for insect prevention (standard flywire), bush fire protection (metal mesh) and security (steel mesh and diamond grill screens).

    For door installations, often a custom screen solution is required as every installation is different. SCS has a range of specialised screen contractors to engage, in order to supply a seamlessly integrated and practical screen solution.

    There are multiple screen types available to suit door systems. The type of door, location and install conditions will influence the screening option available. The most common types of screens available for doors are hinged security doors (single and double), sliding screen doors (track system) and retractable screen doors.

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    Glazing bars and colonial bars are an important decorative door feature in many architectural designs. SCS supplies a range of products with glazing bars, colonial bars and glazing separators to suit your needs, whether you are creating a Hampton style home, preserving the character of a Federation style home, matching heritage overlay or enhancing an architectural element. Glazing bar products are applicable to single, double and triple glazed doors. Glazing and colonial bars are available in all materials types (uPVC, timber, aluminium etc.) and in a variety of profiles and styles to suit your project requirements (e.g. heritage, modern etc.).

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