Steel Glass Pivot Doors


Rotating around a pivot at the top and bottom of the door leaf, a steel 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, steel pivot doors are growing in popularity due to their opening mechanism. 

Design


  • Constructed from thermally broken profiles as standard. 
  • Steel pivot doors are constructed with pivot hinges which cost higher than butt hinges.

Size Limitations


  • Standard size steel pivot door measures up to 1200mm at width and 3000mm at height.
  • The door vent may weigh up to 150kg. 

Opening options


  • Inward opening pivot door
  • Outward opening pivot door
  • Steel pivot doors can be combined with side or top fixed lights.

Glass Specification


  • Steel pivot doors can be glazed with double or triple glass units. 
  • Typical double glass option for a steel pivot door: 28 mm (6/16/6), Toughened glass, Argon filled cavity, and Ug-value of 1.0 W/m2K.
  • Triple glass unit: To achieve better thermal performance (Ug-value of 0.5 or 0.6 W/m2K). 
  • Toughened safety glass: Glass units are constructed with toughened glass
  • Laminated glass: One pane of glass unit can be built with laminated glass for additional security, safety or noise reduction.

Safety & Security Options


  • Steel pivot doors are usually come with multi-point locking systems as a standard feature.
  • Security options include burglar resistance classes of RC2, RC3 or PAS24 are available.
  • Laminated glass is chosen for steel pivot doors requiring extra security.

Thermal Performance


  • External steel casement 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, a steel casement door 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% internal face glazed) or Band B for other doors for compliance).
  • For new residential buildings, glazed steel doors (with greater than 60% glazed area) must have a Uw-value of 1.2 W/m2K, opaque steel 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)

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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.