Barn doors are an emerging trend in New Zealand interiors in everything from new builds to 100-year-old homes and they’re a stark contrast to what might otherwise be utilised. The beauty of a barn door is not just in its functionality though, it’s in the visual appeal it creates. A sliding timber barn door with a black steel track adds an element of warmth to an interior, and acts as a standalone feature – a moveable piece of art.

Because BarnDoors offer a completely bespoke service, every door is customised to suit individual applications, from size, shape, timber and finish.

Each door and track is wholly manufactured in Tauranga out of either solid timber, MDF, steel, copper or engineered timber finishes. Solid timber doors are generally finished with stain or oil and made from cedar, American white oak, Baltic pine, macrocarpa or larch, depending on the preference of the client.

“We make doors to any height or width. They’re suitable for any interior application with the only limiting factor being available wall space for the door to slide across,” Barn Doors' Terry Walsh says.

BarnDoors works closely with architects throughout New Zealand to create customised solutions for a variety of applications from residential settings right through to large commercial spaces.

Sliding barn doors are particularly useful for rooms where space is limited, such as bathrooms or wardrobes. In these situations, a traditional opening door can impinge upon the available space, while a sliding door on the exterior of the room allows for better use of the existing space.

“They’re also being specified as room dividers as a way to separate off living areas from dining areas, for example,” Terry says. “And in that process, you’re creating a stunning addition to the area that sets it apart. The barn doors are designed to act as a standalone piece of art with the strong black steel tracking adding to the visual appeal.”

While BarnDoors does a lot of work with architects, they also work directly with clients to achieve bespoke solutions across the country for both interior and exterior doors. “We often get people coming in with images and asking us to create something like what they’ve found, which we are able to do.”

While BarnDoors does a lot of work with architects, they also work directly with clients to achieve bespoke solutions across the country for both interior and exterior doors. “We often get people coming in with images and asking us to create something like what they’ve found, which we are able to do.”

The doors operate along an overhead steel track, with a small guide that sits underneath the door. The guide isn’t visible but is always engaged to ensure the door remains stable.

Depending on the aesthetic required, handles are also completely customisable and everything from a standard recessed handle through to large feature iron handles is a possibility.

Get in touch with BarnDoors on ArchiPro here to see how you can incorporate a piece of moveable art in your next project.