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Its a lot easier these days to specify and fit a door into an architectural glass wall and don't doors like this just look great?  Creating a focal point and a grand entrance at the same time, doors surrounded by glass have that something special. 

You can create these entrances with frameless glass, aluminium architectural glazing, or by creating a full overhead glass panel sitting on an RSJ. For details and information about what you need to consider, do visit our Front door Ideas section for more information. 

Scroll down here for some case studies with images and some details. 

The Urban Front Sorrento door in frameless glass
The Urban Front Sorrento door in frameless glass
This house uses a variety of colours and building materials
This house uses a variety of colours and building materials
The gorgeous internal doors are in the Raw design in american black walnut
The gorgeous internal doors are in the Raw design in american black walnut
The glass frontage sheds spectacular light on the front and internal doors
The glass frontage sheds spectacular light on the front and internal doors

1. Thames House: Sorrento front door in glass (+ walnut internal doors)

Now this house is spectacular. It shows a variety of our doors and how they work in different situations. The beautiful glass entrance by Ipig shows off our Sorrento door beautifully. This fumed oak door sharpens the grain on the internal American Walnut Raw doors as well.  All the ground floor doors are either a pivot or a hinged door and lead into beautiful minimalist rooms all inspired by the River Thames where the house sits.

Urban Front's Porto door takes pride of place in an all glass entrance
Urban Front's Porto door takes pride of place in an all glass entrance
The imposing double height glass entrance
The imposing double height glass entrance
Aerial shot of the internal entrance - with a great view of how the front door features in glass
Aerial shot of the internal entrance - with a great view of how the front door features in glass
This front door features two glass side panels (side lights)
This front door features two glass side panels (side lights)
The rear view of the house shows how a wall of glass can light up the interior
The rear view of the house shows how a wall of glass can light up the interior

2. Boyles Farm: Porto front door in glass entrance

A lot of our clients strive to achieve a sleek front door in an all glass entrance. A Porto E80 doorset in European Oak with a few simple details really works well here. Combining a concealed handle with a thicker frame on two sides has really given this door elegance. The all black aluminium surrounding it in addition to the galleried area above, frame the door well - not to mention that fabulous oak cladding all the way around the door and that impressive chandelier.

It's great that you can see all the way through the house too from the back garden and that the front door is so visible from both sides.

 Architect: Concept 8 www.concept8.co.uk

Neo in black RAL works perfectly in this glass entrance
Neo in black RAL works perfectly in this glass entrance
doors in glass urban front 6
doors in glass urban front 6
This Neo pivot doorset sits well with the dark tiled floor and the dark grey stone cladding
This Neo pivot doorset sits well with the dark tiled floor and the dark grey stone cladding
Keeping the door simple was essential to the success of this contemporary home
Keeping the door simple was essential to the success of this contemporary home
doors in glass urban front 3
doors in glass urban front 3
black aluminium glazing works beautifully with the stone cladding
black aluminium glazing works beautifully with the stone cladding
doors in glass urban front 5
doors in glass urban front 5

3. Jersey: Neo painted black door framed in glass

This contemporary gem in Jersey is a great example of how to make a door like this just work. Everything about this entrance is a success:the choice of design: a Neo, the colour: a black RAL and the size: 1.2 x 2.4m. 

This Neo pivot doorset sits well with the dark tiled floor, the black aluminium glazing and the dark grey stone cladding which is used outside and in.  Keeping the door simple was inspired here as any other door would have looked slightly out of place.  

Raw E80 pivot door set with matching boarded panel with number engraving in European stained Onyx metallic finish
Raw E80 pivot door set with matching boarded panel with number engraving in European stained Onyx metallic finish
Raw E80 pivot door set with matching boarded panel with number engraving in European stained Onyx metallic finish
Raw E80 pivot door set with matching boarded panel with number engraving in European stained Onyx metallic finish
Raw Pivot door set European stained Onyx metallic finish internal view
Raw Pivot door set European stained Onyx metallic finish internal view
European stained Onyx metallic finish bespoke side door
European stained Onyx metallic finish bespoke side door

4. Onyx House: Raw front door in a frameless glass box

So how do you create a contemporary front door on a 1930’s bay window façade?  Simply, by constructing a frameless glass box with a door at its front.

We particularly like the fact that this isn’t a standard renovation, it stands out as creative even though not necessarily to everyone’s taste.  A definite candidate for ‘not following the crowd’. Frameless glass isn’t a fresh concept however if you add it to this style of house.

Front Door Design: Raw e80 pivot doorset, european oak with onyx stain, concealed handle and flush side panel.

Side Door: Raw e80 hinged doorset, european oak with onyx stain. Slatted side panel by others.

Architect: Robert Dye Architects

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