Framed or frameless sliding doors in a variety of aluminum or plated brass finishes.
Most include a low profile, easy clean bottom track.
You may opt for custom towel bars or knobs mounted through the glass.
Various glass thicknesses are available.
Numerous standard widths and heights are offered.
Custom sizing height or width requirements are very common.
Hinged Glass Shower Doors:
Framed hinge options include pivot, piano or a continuous hinge.
Select from framed or semi-frameless doors.
A variety of door hardware such as knobs, handles or towel bars may be included.
Many configurations exist with the addition of stationary panels at a variety of angles, regardless of how complex.
Many of today’s popular finishes are available.
Custom sizing is most common, but there are some standard sizes.
Glass to glass corners may replace ordinary corner posts where panel meets panel.
Frameless Shower Doors and Enclosures:
A frameless shower enclosure is one of the greatest additions of sophistication to today’s elegant bath environments. The master bath suite is one of the most important and most renovated rooms in the house. As the majority of metal framing has been eliminated, the clean lines and open appearance are most appealing.
The first and most important step is the design stage, where we discuss with the client all available options.
Our goal is to use as little metal as possible, but always keep in mind the structural requirements for a safe and trouble free enclosure.
The requirements related to construction are discussed such as: waterproofing, a proper pitch to the sill, and wall conditions.
A hinge will be selected. There are currently more than 20 styles to choose from.
Many of the hinges offered are double acting, which allows the door to swing in as well as out. A door in any instance must swing out in the event of a fall, allowing you to exit.
The ability to swing in offers numerous advantages.
Other door hardware considerations are the inclusion of a vertical pull, horizontal towel bar or a combination of the two. You may prefer a simpler look of a knob.
The panel(s) will need support. The preferred method is a low profile channel but there are a variety of clamps as well. You may elect a totally frameless appearance by capturing the panel(s) in the stone work. This will require more coordination and additional trips to the site for several tradesmen. There must be an understanding of the importance and reliance on waterproofing membranes.
If a door is hinged off a wall then there is no header requirement unless the remaining panel is so wide that additional stability for the open corner of the panel is recommended.
To omit a header with a glass hung door, you may request that the panel continue full height to the ceiling. You may request that the door remain short for venting or include a fixed or operable transom.
Again, when a door is hinged off a panel, a header is required, or the hinged panel must continue to the ceiling.
The final design step is to select the hardware finish. The wide selection will allow you to match or compliment your bath décor.
Fabrication of the glass may require 1-2 weeks, depending on the complication or work load. Following fabrication is the required tempering, which may take approximately 1-2 weeks to be completed. After the glass is delivered to us for our final inspection, we will schedule installation.
When installation is completed, we will explain proper care, maintenance and cleaning to ensure your highest quality enclosure that will last for years to come.
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