Steel-Look internal doors and screens are just as popular inside the home as well as outside using steel look windows and doors. These minimalist, slimline and distinctive glazing systems come single or double glazed and create the sought-after and iconic steel look. In this article, you’ll find information about the various products available.
Information about steel-look internal screens and doors
There are products firstly using exterior grade systems as well as those specifically designed for internal use. You’ll find the same sightlines with the exterior-use models but there’s some excellent customisation available from specialists giving the right functionality internally.
For the interior systems, these are only suitable for interior use. As a result you may not get the higher grade locking, sealing or performance.
Above all, every one of these luxurious aluminium doors, screens or windows create stylish interior spaces and also look timeless. Their various uses include:
- Interior doors with or without side or top glazing
- Room dividiers
- Separating a conservatory from the main room
- Dividing an entrance hall
- Closing off a doorway with a glazed design.
- Doors to ensuite bathrooms and shower rooms
Therefore, these products provide a modern or industrial look inside a room with excellent proportions and the colour advantages of aluminium.
Once again we must extol the virtues of the genuine steel product such as Crittall® and other systems. These remain the genuine article. The steel range of interior doors is super-luxurious, expertly crafted and looks stunning. Of course, aluminium provides a credible alternative. However, do check out both materials and the quality and aesthetic differences between a steel and aluminium product are evident.
Are steel look doors and windows fire rated?
With many interior doors and screens having a requirement for fire-resistance, how do these products stack up?
Aluminium has no fire rating. Therefore, if planning or building design calls for a fire-rated or resistant product, these are not suitable in standard aluminium product. Some think simply glazing with a fire-resistant glass is enough. It’s not and not recommended.
Fire-rated interior doors, regardless of material are specialist products. They undergo testing, certification and their core function is safety over looks. Therefore, if your property has a requirement for fire-rated doors and you want the steel look, only certified products from specialist installers are suitable. You can find out more about this style of glazing, also having fire protection.
The choices are either steel with a fire-rating or steel-clad aluminium, also having the appropriate certification. Always seek professional advice. Schuco Jansen and other suitable systems do come with fire protection and in the steel-look. IQ Glass is one good business also offering these protective screens in a frameless and the Mondrian product. Of course, Crittall® makes Innervision FR and Crittall®Fireline. Clement Windows and other independent businesses also have their own tested fire-rated products.
Designs of steel-Look Internal doors and Screens
The products available as interior steel look include single and double doors, fixed screens, sliding and bifolding doors.
If you’re looking for interior doors, these also come with no threshold. Therefore, you don’t get the step-over of typical doors leaving your existing floor as-is and completely clear.
Here are just some examples of well-known brands and systems and how they’ve been used internally, in aluminium.
Alitherm Heritage system
Widely used, tried and tested and one of the best selling is the Smart Systems Alitherm Heritage product.
It’s widely used inside the home and comes as both a door system, windows and fixed glazing.
Available in multiple combinations and designs, it’s one of the best product in aluminium on the market and widely available.
Made in London by Everglade Windows and available to the trade and homeowners is the aïrMOD system.
It uses an exterior grade door either as standard or customised for interior use and offers flexible design options and slim sightlines. There’s also a broad range of handles and hardware in contemporary or art-deco styles.
Another standout provider of interior steel look doors and screens is Aluco Aluminium.
You’ll find Aluco products only available through an approved dealer network.
Shown here, a tall screen featuring a steel look door with sidelight and tall toplight above.
Notice the consistent rail proportions to the door and sidelight as well as the surround frame. Elegant, stylish and on-trend.
Duration Windows supply the trade with a complete aluminium product portfolio. But they’re also excellent in making steel look products.
You’ll find all manner of interior steel look screens and doors. Shown here is their Heritage Bifold product.
This door uses a heritage style door sash, similar to those found in the popular French doors. In our view one of the best looking steel-look bifolding doors on the market. Other products simply put bars on standard doors.
FGC interior steel look doors and screens
FGC is a family business specialising in some of the best frameless bifolding doors on the market.
Also in their single glazed range of interior glass doors and room dividers are steel-look doors and screens. Consistent 20mm sightlines make these screens ultra-modern and maximising the use of glass.
You’ll find single doors, double doors and matching sidelights. The doors come with minimalist handles and even self-closing hinges.
Interior fixed windows and New York Style screens
When it comes to fixed windows and screens, there are substantial options available.
You can simply use a slimline window product with applied aluminium bars such as this image of an Alitherm 600 window.
Here it’s used to close off an unused doorway in a terraced London home previously leading to the front room.
Installation carried out by Aspire Bifolds of Epsom, Surrey.
Smart Systems IDA Steel-Look Internal doors and Screens
New, incredibly beautiful and available in multiple product configurations is the new Smart Systems IDA product range.
Sliding doors, pivot doors, hinged doors, and fixed screens are all within this range. Super slim, elegant, stylish and totally on-trend. This is one of the few dedicated interior systems available in aluminium.
You won’t find IDA widely available and they’re at the upper end of the price range, but do get in touch for more information via our contact form.
There are of course, other systems and providers and you can get in touch with us with your particular requirements as a homeowner or anyone in the trade.
Find out more today and get details of prices and where to buy.
Homeonwers can get in touch with us for product information and we can put you in touch with suitable installers and suppliers of steel look internal doors and screens.
The trade also benefits and we can help you with suggestions for trade suppliers and manufacturers making these products. Use our contact form to get in touch.
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