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.

Thermal Performance

  • Aluminium pivot doors are usually constructed with thermally-broken frames to achieve higher thermal performance. Higher thermal performance, indicated by lower Uw-value, is achieved with lower U-values of frame (Uf), glass (Ug), and spacer bars (PSIG). 
  • For replacement in existing residential buildings, aluminium pivot doors must achieve a Uw-value of 1.4 W/m2K or lower to comply with Part L of Building Regulations. ( A minimum Door Energy Rating of Band C  is also acceptable for the glazed doors ( have more than 60% glazed area) or Band B for other doors for compliance.
  • For new residential buildings, glazed aluminium pivot doors (with greater than 60% glazed area) must have a Uw-value of 1.2 W/m2K, opaque aluminium doors (with less than 30% glazed area) and semi-glazed steel doors (with 30% – 60% glazed area) must have a Uw-value of 1.0 W/m2K to comply with Part L of Building Regulations. (The maximum allowed value for all doors is 1.6 W/m2K for SAP calculations)

Product range

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Aluminium inward opening pivot entrance door

Building Regulations for Doors

All doors installed in buildings must comply with the Building Regulations and meet the specified requirements:

  • Doors to be installed in new or existing buildings must meet energy efficiency requirements contained in Approved Document L.
  • In new residential buildings, easily accessible doors are required to meet the security requirements specified in Approved Document Q.
  • Doors must comply with ventilation requirements specified in Approved Document F.
  • Glazing in critical locations must meet the safety requirements specified in Approved Document K.