Pivot doors create an impressive aesthetic by swinging on an axis instead of hinges. They are suited for modern homes and offer a unique opening structure. While they are typically used as entry doors or between reception rooms, a pivot front door is practical in spaces like a garage. ArchiPro is proud to offer a wide selection of pivot doors in several shapes, materials, and styles.
Most hinged doors are secured at the sides of the frame. Pivot doors are not — they rotate on an axis attached to the floor and the ceiling. They are a favourite among modern homeowners and are usually included in architectural designs for high-grade, luxurious properties.
Pivot door systems hold significant advantages over other types, such as bifold doors or sliding doors. They are extremely elegant, thanks to the centrally-located axis on which they swing open and shut.
They are also carefully balanced at the top and bottom of the frame. Therefore, they tend to require less effort to open and close. The easy operation is another reason they're loved among contemporary architects. Unlike bifold doors, most pivot systems open outwards and inwards, offering greater versatility than other styles. The central hinge also means that users can pass through at either side for added convenience.
Pivot systems are suitable in many contexts, including pivot front doors, internal doors, cupboards, and garages. There are several types to choose from, as some might not be compatible with a property's aesthetic, width, height, location, etc.
Pivot front doors are a great alternative to standard front entrances. They add a welcoming feel for visitors and do a fantastic job showcasing the space in a property, giving it a modern feel with considered architecture. They can also be customized to suit particular tastes, designs, and materials.
Some setups have been designed for use as an internal door between two spaces within the home. They rotate around a hinge in the middle of their base and can rotate up to 90 degrees. This allows people to pass through at either side of the hinge.
Like French doors, they boast a floor-to-ceiling height, which takes advantage of extra space in larger properties. The minimalist, functional design of a glass pivot door makes it ideal for use as a permeable barrier between ground-floor reception rooms in a modern home.
Pivot garage systems add an instantly modern feel to a garage. Unlike standard garage shutters, which lack aesthetic appeal and are prone to sticking, this door elegantly swings open on its axis. They can also be motorized for remote control so that they can swing open and shut before the arrival of a car.
A range of different materials is available to suit the design of any interior. Here are a few of the most beloved options:
Wooden pivot doors are better suited in interior locations but can also be used for a patio deck, side door, etc. The polished wood brings a natural, homely feel to a property. This material is just as popular among ranch-style properties as it is in contemporary ones.
Steel pivot doors come with their own unique benefits. They have a durable metal frame that offers a secure, contemporary look to any entryway. Pivot steel doors can also come with glass accents.
Like steel, aluminium pivot doors give a modern, sturdy look. Thanks to their durability, homeowners can expect a long lifespan, especially when compared to other materials.
The glass pivot door provides an airy feel in the home and increases light in interior spaces. Another great benefit of glass pivot doors is they're incredibly easy to clean.
Installation is slightly more complex than traditional styles, as it requires fixing hinge plates and sockets on the floor and ceiling.
Remember that many pivot systems are designed to open in both directions. Before you purchase, ensure that there is a flat surface on either side that is free from obstructions. Uneven surfaces may not be suitable for use.
Due to the central location of the hinge, pivot systems are unsuited to narrow spaces, as they constrict the passing space available. Therefore, in many cases, they are unsuited for use as replacements to existing layouts unless they will replace an existing double door setup.
Pivot door systems may require maintenance from time to time to keep a smooth operation. The base should be regularly cleaned to ensure that debris is not inhibiting its motion, and the hinge plates should also be regularly checked to ensure they remain fastened securely.
There will always be some care and maintenance necessary when it comes to wood or glass pivot doors. For example, wooden pivot doors are more likely to bend, shrink and warp. This occurs most regularly if there is overexposure to sunlight but can also happen due to extreme weather conditions like heavy rain. To prevent this, finish the product with multiple coats of sealant. Use sealant that contains UV protection to minimise sun exposure.
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