WHICH DOOR WILL WORK FOR ME?
At Bradnam’s, we recommend three particular doors for this particular use…
Sliding Glass Doors
Combining panels of fixed and moving sashes, Sliding/Stacking Doors are a natural choice for home designers. The most common form of door in Australia, they are a great source of light, ventilation, and provide a fantastic entryway into a backyard or patio area.
Bi fold Glass Doors
With two (or more) moving hinged panels designed to fold in sections, Bi-Fold Doors seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor areas with their space-saving features. Referred to sometimes as ‘concertina doors’ or ‘folding doors’, This Bradnam’s favourite minimises barriers to the outside world and provides a wider opening than most selections.
Hinged Glass Doors (for small areas)
For smaller areas, Hinged Doors (or French Doors) are an excellent choice. This selection is versatile, easily accessible, and aesthetically pleasing. Hinged Doors are also customisable to be push or pull, and can be paired with a self-closing mechanism for convenience.
HOW DO I SELECT A CONFIGURATION?
The configuration of your door will largely depend on your desired functionality. Bradnam’s configurations allow for plentiful options that suit the needs of every home.
Our doors come in a number of arrangements, including Standard, Designer (for Corner and Cavity Doors), and Single and Double Doors (for Hinged Doors only).
When it comes to selecting a configuration for sliding and corner doors, some important things to consider include the sliding direction, the number of glass panels desired, and the amount of space you have to work with. Of course, if you’re looking for a completely seamless transition between indoors and outdoors, the more sliding panels, the better.
On the other hand, when utilising a Hinged Door, the decision lies with the direction of the hinge, the number of door panels, and if a sidelite is to be included to amplify natural light.
A classic and cost-effective selection, Single Glazed Doors allow for light to flood into a space with ease along with increased airflow. They’re also available in a variety of pane thickness and colour options for varied customisation.
Double Glazed Doors consist of two glass panes that are hermetically sealed to provide an extra layer of insulation.
Installing double glazed doors allows your home to reduce its need for temperature control, allowing improved energy efficiency. Keeping your home warm in Winter and cool in Summer with their thermal regulation, double glazed doors can decrease your power bills by up to 20% when compared to single glazed ones.
Which is for me?
Homeowners can often lean towards Single Glazing given its affordability. Our pick, however, goes to Double-Glazed if you’re looking for optimised energy efficiency and year-round comfort.
Do Handles Matter?
Every last detail is important when you’re designing your home, and this includes your choice of door handle! Standard Handles are easy to use, ergonomic, and of course, lockable – the classic selection for most.
Bradnam’s architectural handles of course offer all of these fantastic features, but with an added premium look and feel.
Which Door Colours can I select?
Now, for the fun part – selecting your colour scheme! Bradnam’s doors are customisable down to the hardware, making the choice easier than ever for a cohesive and harmonious design.
Available in shades of silver, beige, white, cream, and matte black – our door frames can be used to provide consistency within your home’s design, or can be highlighted as an accent piece.
For a truly unique finish, we also provide several decorative powder coat colours for the ultimate door customisation. The possibilities are endless!
Whether you’re looking for crystal clear views of your outdoor areas, privacy from the outside world, or diffused light – Bradnam’s glass selections are suited to your needs.
Choose from our range of translucent, extra clear, frosted, and satin finishes to complete your facade.
Often overlooked by homeowners, hardware actually plays an important role in creating a seamless vibe in a living space! Bradnam’s door hardware comes in whites, blacks, silvers, as well as stainless steels – to suit endless opportunities.
Windows next to or above Doors
The final box to check off when planning your external door – window placement! Window and door arrangement is incredibly important to consider for the style, function, and enjoyment of your home.
Whether you place a window above or next to your door, it’s important to consider symmetry, proportions, spacing, depth, lighting, airflow, and thermal control. There are no rules, but we recommend consulting a Bradnam’s team member for advice on Window and Door composition.
I’m Ready to Select My Door!
That’s what we like to hear! At Bradnam’s, we can provide you with endless opportunities for external glass doors to suit any home. Head to our selection guideline to make your decision.