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Cen­tor In­te­grated Doors of­fer inside-out­side liv­ing all year round

Homebuilding & Renovating - - The Brief -

Spec­i­fy­ing large glazed doors in your self-build or ex­ten­sion is a great way to max­imise light and make the most of pic­turesque views. But plenty of self-builders fail to con­sider the po­ten­tial down­sides of liv­ing with such vast ex­panses of glass. You’ve con­sid­ered prod­uct qual­ity, se­cu­rity and ther­mal per­for­mance. But have you thought about how you will man­age in­sects, glare and loss of pri­vacy? All too of­ten, im­pres­sively wide spans of glaz­ing that de­liver the ‘wow fac­tor’ can also leave an in­te­rior space feel­ing too cold, too bright and too ‘on dis­play’. And then there’s the is­sue of in­vad­ing in­sects… Award-win­ning Cen­tor In­te­grated Doors were de­signed to en­able home­own­ers to en­joy all the ben­e­fits of inside-out­side liv­ing, without any of the com­pro­mises. Qual­ity door pan­els glide smoothly with fin­ger­tip-touch op­er­a­tion and all hard­ware is con­cealed. Bet­ter still, in­no­va­tive, re­tractable in­sect screens and shades are built into the door­frame, dis­ap­pear­ing dis­creetly when not in use. Cus­tomers can se­lect dif­fer­ent types of in­sect mesh and light-fil­ter­ing or blackout shades to suit their prop­erty and lo­ca­tion. With In­te­grated Doors, whether you live close to water, fields or even in the city, the abil­ity to open your doors to en­joy fresh air no longer leaves you at the mercy of mos­qui­toes, flies and moths. In Der­byshire, home­owner Deb, who spec­i­fied a 205 In­te­grated Fold­ing Door in her ex­ten­sion, says: “The in­sect screen has been re­ally use­ful. Some friends nearby fit­ted other fold­ing doors, and ev­ery evening they’ve got stacks of in­sects in their kitchen. Not us though!” Mean­while, glare and lack of pri­vacy are also com­mon prob­lems. If your panoramic door is over­looked by neigh­bours or your sunny, south-fac­ing room risks fur­nish­ings fad­ing in the bright light, you no longer need to use cur­tains or blinds, with swathes of ma­te­rial that de­tract from the clean lines of your in­te­rior. In County Durham, Gil­lian is de­lighted with the In­te­grated 405 Fold­ing Door in her re­cently con­verted gra­nary — es­pe­cially the fully re­tract­ing blackout shades: “The in­te­grated blinds re­ally ap­pealed to me. I didn’t want any cur­tains in my house, but I wanted the ca­pa­bil­ity to oc­ca­sion­ally block the light out and to close the win­dows off at night. These blinds are just in­cred­i­ble!” Made to or­der from a range of cus­tomis­able op­tions, Cen­tor In­te­grated Doors are sold and ser­viced though a net­work of In­te­grated Deal­ers. Visit cen­tor.com to find out more.

In­te­grated Doors Cen­tor In­te­grated Doors ( left and be­low) in­cor­po­rate built-in, re­tractable in­sect screens and light-fil­ter­ing or blackout shades, and of­fer high ther­mal per­for­mance and se­cu­rity.

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