First impressions count. And that’s why you should consider your entry door and complementary fixtures such as matching sidelights, decorative mouldings and highlight windows, as an important part of your home. Of course, any entry door should be strong and solid, but it should also integrate beautifully and seamlessly with the look and feel of your home. Fairview’s range of aluminium doors are designed to be tough and endure the worst of what New Zealand’s weather can throw at them. They won’t split, swell or warp either – making tedious repainting a thing of the past.
With a sliding or stacking door, you can take full advantage of your outdoor surroundings – whether it’s a beautiful view of nature, or watching the kids play in the backyard. The standard slider has two panels (one slides behind a fixed panel), while stackers have two or more panels opening and stacking behind a fixed panel. Sliders are great for ventilating your home – you can keep them just partially open if it’s wet or windy. And because there’s no clearance required (compared with conventional doors that open outwards or inwards), you’ll free up extra space too.
Hinged doors are one of the most popular and versatile forms of doors. They’re particularly suited to areas that need to be shut off from the rest of the home – like entries, laundries and bathrooms. The glazing used in hinged doors can be obscured if required, to offer privacy, while still letting light through.
To truly experience the benefits of indoor/outdoor living, consider bi-fold doors. Bi-folds allow you to open up an entire space in seconds, providing a seamless flow between your home and the outside environment. They’re perfect for entertaining, watching the outside world from the comfort of your home, and bringing in air and light. Freefold bi-fold doors maximise opening space even further. The door folds right around to sit flush with the exterior wall, optimising your view and your living space.
The French Door is a classic look that’s been used in homes for centuries, and for good reason. With glass panelling and a double-door design, they offer a picture-book view of the outside world. Opening either outwards or inwards, they are typically used between living areas and outdoor spaces. They’re flexible, easy to use and add a stylish touch to your home.