We are not able to offer Piazza doors in a fire rated option.
Frames with trims
Latch with handles
with side panels
concealed and visible track options
both side opening without floor rail
single side opening with floor rail
double pocket doors
single pocket door
Flush handle and end pull
Single doors or two doors together
Offset pivot axis
Centred pivot axis
Industrial style doors are also commonly referred to as metal frame doors, Art Deco doors, loft style doors etc.
Piazza industrial style doors are made in anodised aluminium. The manufacturing processes used to make steel doors and aluminium doors are very different. Steel tends to have a more 'rustic' look and feel, with hammered profiles and joints that are sometimes welded. The glass is supplied in individual pieces and fitted into the metal profiles with silicone (wet glazing).
Piazza doors provide a more contemporary look with very slimline profiles that do not rust. The high precision nature of aluminium means that enhanced hardware options are available. It is possible to integrate matching locks and handles, and use concealed hinge options. Furthermore, the glazing method means that silicone is not necessary. The combination of product features in aluminium Piazza doors gives a modern style and superb function.
No, our doors are not Crittall doors.
The long standing reputation of the Crittall company means that many people have come to use the Crittall name to refer to all doors and windows with metal or metal look perimeters and bars. However, it is important to be aware that this is not correct.
The name Crittall is a registered trademark and only doors that are made by Crittall Windows Ltd can legally use the name.
Though they are not the only producer of this style of door, the Crittall name has become incorrectly used in a generic manner.
The terms such as Crittall doors, Crittall style doors and Crittall type doors should not be used to describe products by any company other than Crittall Windows Ltd.
Our doors are made in aluminium and the melting point of aluminium means that it would not be a suitable material for the manufacture of fire rated doors. It should be noted that, where fire rated doors in the style of Crittall doors are required, steel doors are the only option.
We are aware that some suppliers of steel doors in the Crittall style are selling their doors with fire rated glass and stating compliance. However, it is important to remember that compliance with fire regulations relates to the whole product specification and installation. It is not sufficient to install fire glass in a non fire rated door set and assume compliance, and your building inspector may reject such a product.
As far as we are aware, currently only official door sets manufactured and supplied by Crittall Windows Ltd are completely tested and certified by Warrington.
Each material has it's own features and benefits, and we really couldn't say that either is better than the other.
As a raw material, steel is more expensive than aluminium. However, the lower cost of the aluminium can be offset by the upgraded hardware options. Aluminium industrial style doors are generally lower in cost than steel alternatives, but it really depends on the specification and the quality of the hardware.
Our doors are made in Italy using only the very best quality profiles, glass and hardware. The enhanced hardware and sliding systems enables us to offer full height hinged doors, large door panels in sliding doors and variations such as bifolding and pocket doors.
Subject to your project location, we are happy to work with you either way.
We understand that some clients like the reassurance of knowing that their doors are being measured and installed by our experienced team.
Our products have also frequently been installed by builders, other tradespeople, and even by the clients themselves. The feedback tells us that they find our door sets surprisingly straight forward to install. A recent client who purchased a sliding double door set sent us a lovely email saying that her joiners 'loved the quality of the product and were surprised by the simplicity and effectiveness of the features'.
If you are unsure, we have installation guides available, and we are happy to talk though the process.
For clients that would like our complete service, we would first create a quotation based on the information you provide. Then, if this quotation is acceptable, we would progress to the survey.
The doors are made to order to each clients individual requirements, and the cost will vary according to the sizes and specification. To provide an accurate cost, we would need to know which option you are interested in, the size of the wall opening, whether you require our installation service, and also the site postcode.