Pivot doors look like conventional doors, but with one huge difference: they don’t hang from the door frame. Instead, they are hung on pivots that are mounted at the bottom and the top of the door. A pivot door doesn’t require a frame and the pivots support the weight of the door.
The pivot door design is most often used when the door is made out of heavy materials and the frame and hinges wouldn’t be strong enough to safely or consistently support the door. If you want an impressive, ostentatious door for your front door, a pivot door is the way to go.
It takes a lot less hardware and structural design to hang a pivot door than it does a conventional door. The pivot door design is perfect for a large, heavy front door made out of solid external grade timber and our heavy duty glass which we manufacture right here in WA. Often, a heavy door means you have to not only alter the frame, but the floor as well.
A pivot door doesn’t require that you make any of the adjustments you would have to make for a solid, heavy door that was being hung on the frame. The pivots can be installed away from the edge of the door, providing great aesthetics and requiring less clearance than a door hung at the side on hinges.
There are some great aesthetic advantages over and above pivot placement. For example, we can hide a pivot door in a wall and make it look like part of the wall. We can also use a frameless pivot design for smaller doors such as shower doors. One of the big advantages of a frameless pivot door in a shower is that there is no “track” for you to trip over when you walk into the shower.
The Best Pivot Doors are Made by the Fremantle Door & Window Company
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