Highlighting our expertise in installing the best doors in the steel-look are two installations of heritage French doors in Hastings. One installation is to a new extension, featuring steel-look patio doors with a raked or sloping head above. Another installation is new doors to existing structural openings. Whether for new-build extensions or as a beautiful replacement for dated glazing, our heritage doors range creates a modern yet timeless look to this family home.
Black heritage French doors in Hastings in the Alitherm System
Alitherm Heritage is designed from the outset as a steel-look door system, having many of the features of classic metal doors. First of all, are the slim and consistent sightlines with thin proportions and slimline horizontal glazing bars. As a result, the grid-like pattern that’s so popular today is symmetrical and totally in proportion on this new side extension.
Expertly crafted and professionally installed by us, heritage French doors in Hastings come in the desirable black matt finish as a double door set and with equally spaced side panels.
The aluminium profiles use the latest generation thermally insulated aluminium profiles throughout. These are then professionally powder coated in a durable and low-maintenance black matt finish – black is the most popular for doors in this style, replicating the shade of original steel windows in this Art-Deco, Industrial, or Heritage design.
Therefore, whilst these are very much period-style doors, the technology and performance are up to the minute.
The doors open out with the primary leaf on the right-hand side viewed from the outside. This also features a black lever handle set with a high security key cylinder. The handle operates a multi-point locking system with four locking locations giving these heritage French doors in Hastings the latest security features. As well as this, the glass is secured from inside the doors meaning it can’t be removed from outside. The door leaves feature a double set of hinges at the top. Further down the door sashes are a further two hinges. These work to keep the doors always aligned as well as create an effective seal.
Replacement heritage French doors in Hastings to existing openings
Giving a classic and timeless style to another Hastings house is a further set of matt black powder-coated French doors with side panels.
The styling of these doors works very well with the low ceiling and original flooring. A black aluminium window completes the installation.
Steel-look doors with authentic design details.
Then it’s the overall styling. The surrounding frame and door sash profiles are super-slim and combine with hand-applied glazing bars giving the sought-after grid effect, typical of old metal doors. Even better, all the horizontal sightlines are consistent and a near match to the perimeter framing.
For the glass, we’ve used toughened safety glass, having a soft-coat low-emissivity coating, warm edge spacer bars and argon gas fill.
The sloping head at above the doors uses matching window profiles, securely connected to the head of the door, making them feel solid and strong especially as you close them with no flexing.
Overall these doors provide a credible product similar to steel, but do bear in mind features are never identical as only Crittall® made the genuine steel doors and only this brand gives you the 100% genuine product and all the associated benefits. Instead, using aluminium you get a similar look at a more affordable price.
Finishing off the installation is a matching black cill. It sits over the brickwork and ensures any rainwater coming down the weathertight doors, drains away from the door set effectively.
The new doors all open out onto the forthcoming patio area, creating several access points, and filling the new extension with natural daylight. Fully open, they create wide openings, seamlessly connecting the living space to the outside.
The slimline nature of the doors promises to fill the new side extension with natural daylight, made even better by the rooflights in the new roof.
The finest aluminium heritage French doors in Hastings, Sussex and London
At Newlite, we transform properties throughout Kent, Surrey and Sussex with the latest generation aluminium systems, bifolding and sliding doors and cutting-edge heritage, Art-Deco and steel-inspired aluminium.
Contact us today, arrange a free quotation or discuss your property renovation with us.