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    • CommentAuthormarsaday
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017 edited
    Any recommendations on what product to use for my opening out into the garden.

    It will be a 4m wide by 2.5m high opening (height may be a touch higher).

    I am wanting this to be all glass really, but i hate sliding / folding doors. We have some pvc ones and these are not being retained after the extension is built.

    The lintel over will be oak and i was thinking about having 2 oak posts either side of some french doors and then glazing either side of these posts.

    So looking for a french window and two glazed units. Aluminium ones in a darkish blue seem pretty cool, or even better would be oak units. Can you get these in oak?

    I went to my glazing supplier in leeds on friday as just passing and they do what i want in the aluminium style BUT the doors can only be made up to about 2.1m in height. I really need to be able to fill the full space with these units.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017
    Direct glazed into oak with big clearances and foam glazing tapes internally, drained rebates, rubber gasgates externally.

    Commercial Ali systems should be able to get you to the required height for the doors, if not try European.
    • CommentAuthormarsaday
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017
    Is that a european supplier ?

    I had read on here russell timber tech in glasgow were pretty good. Just can't get a quote off them.

    Also seen the green steps website this afternoon and their oak french setup looks pretty good.

    Getting ideas on a price to fill this hole would be a great help. I was hoping no more than £1500 for a french door plus 2 glazed units (triple if possible).
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017
    Price the two 3g units for the side panels on their own first just the glass, it will need to be toughened and low e ideally gas filled.

    I reckon that you will be making the doors yourself.
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017
    Posted By: marsadayIt will be a 4m wide by 2.5m high opening (height may be a touch higher).

    I am wanting this to be all glass really, but i hate sliding / folding doors.

    Well, does it *all* have to be opening ?
    How about some standing parts, and some moving parts.

    How about trawling (? trolling ?) for salvaged partition doors (screen doors) of your favourite web-based swapping service, not to mention old windows or doors, it could look "nice" with a bohemian look...

    • CommentAuthormarsaday
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017

    I could probably do the two side windows, but need to see some info on how the draining is done and gaskets fit.

    Think my glass supplier could make the glass in triple. D/G price per sqm is £28, so in d/g these panels would be about £60 plus vat each.

    Do you have any links to show how this is done in practise ?

    Making the french doors could be an option, but i may get a joiner to do them for me. I am buying oak floorboards and purlins from UK oak i think, as they seem to offer the best prices. I could also get some seasoned oak and make the doors out of this.

    This is a drawing of what i am wanting. I intend on using an oak lintel over the garage as well. Will look into using oak to make the garage doors.
      french doors.jpg
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017
    Many. Oak frame building makers glaze directly to their oak frames.

    Use seasoned oak for the doors and frames, get prices from your chosen joiner.

    If you use green oak for the structure beware that it will shrink substantially and may try to twist too.
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