Aluminium Glass Pivot Doors

Rotating around a pivot at the top and bottom of the door leaf, a pivot door allows higher height and larger opening than a traditional hinged door, and provides uninterrupted views compared with hinged doors.

Offering extraordinary aesthetics due to their oversized nature, pivot doors are growing in popularity. 

Design and Aesthetic

  • Constructed from thermally broken profiles as standard. 
  • For a standard-size casement door, the visible sightline (frame+vent) is between 100mm – 160mm. Large size casement doors are constructed with thicker profiles. 
  • Aluminium pivot doors are constructed with pivot hinges which cost higher than butt hinges. 
  • Different colour and finish options for profiles: standard powder coated, textured metallic finishes, anodizing finished, etc.
  • For standard sized aluminium pivot doors, the width is up to 1800mm, and the height is up 3000mm.
  • Large sized pivot doors are comew with more specialized profiles and hardware and height is up to 4000mm.

Size Limitations

  • Standard aluminium pivot sizes are up to 1800mm at width, and 3000mm at height. The sash may weigh up to 300 kg. 
  • Large size aluminium pivot doors come with different frame options. the width is up to 2000mm, and the height is up to 4000mm. The door vent may weigh up to 450 kg.

Opening options

  • Inward opening pivot doors.
  • Outward opening pivot doors.

Safety & Security Options

  • Aluminium pivot doors comes with multi-point locking systems.
  • Burglar resistance classes of RC2 or RC3 are also available as security options,
  • PAS24 security options for outward opening windows at ground floor
  • Restrictor can be used to stop the pivot door opening past 90 degree and hold it in place for safety.

Compliance with Building Regulations

Any doors to be installed at a residential property is subject to building regulations:

  • Doors to be installed on the ground floor of new buildings must have PAS24 securilty level. (Part Q, Read More >> )
  • Doors to be installed in residential properties must comply with Approved Document L in terms of thermal performance ( Read More >> )

Aluminium inward opening pivot entrance door

Buyer’s Guide to Aluminium Glass Pivot Doors


Aluminium pivot doors are used in homes for a variety of purposes:

  • Rear patio door
  • Terrace door
  • Garden entrance
  • Alternative to french doors