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An in­trigu­ing al­ter­na­tive to fold­ing or slid­ing de­signs, glazed pivot door pan­els, es­pe­cially on a large scale, look highly con­tem­po­rary and very strik­ing, mak­ing them the per­fect choice for mod­ern homes where swathes of slim-framed glaz­ing is a fo­cal fea­ture.

The pivot con­struc­tion, al­low­ing the doors to turn on a 90° an­gle, means that su­per-sized doors – over 2m wide and 3m plus tall, and heav­ier than stan­dard doors – are eas­ily achiev­able. Pivot doors also look fab­u­lous set within glass cur­tain walling. The down­side? Pivot doors are far from prac­ti­cal for high traf­fic ar­eas, where they will need to be opened reg­u­larly. Also bear in mind that the na­ture of the pivot hinge makes the ac­tual open­ing size of the door smaller: for ex­am­ple, a 1.2m wide door on a pivot will have an open­ing of around 95cm. Re­mem­ber, too, that as the door opens, the pivot end swings into the room, which could af­fect where you put your fur­ni­ture.

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