Eagle eyed viewers may well have spotted the AluK bi-fold door on a new episode of George Clarke’s inspirational Amazing Spaces programme broadcast recently on Channel 4.
A 3m x 3m door in Anthracite Grey was showcased in a studio built in the garden of London based tailor John. He wanted a stylish yet practical space where he could invite clients for fittings, and the 3m cube he constructed with the help of an architect friend did the job perfectly, getting a big thumbs up from George himself.
Scaffolding poles were used first to create an industrial looking frame, and waterproofed and insulated OSB panels were added for the walls. The roof was then clad with steel sheets fixed to the walls via an aluminium frame, and an AluK floor to ceiling bi-fold fabricated by Armstrong Industries and supplied by U-Fit provided the finishing touch.
AluK’s Channel Marketing Manager, Dave Prout says that this installation is typical of how AluK doors are being used very successfully by all sorts of clients who like to ‘think outside of the box’.
Another similar installation, for example, was at CARGO in Wapping Wharf, Bristol where blocks of shipping containers being converted into retail business spaces all had AluK in-line sliding doors installed.
There, the doors were chosen because their slim sightlines maximised the light coming into each of the retail outlets, without compromising on either security or thermal performance.
Dave said: “Our doors and systems are perfect for virtually any kind of residential property but, as we are seeing more and more now, they are truly versatile and give lots of scope to designers who want to do something just that little bit different.”