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Industrial and Crittal Style Doors

Crittall-style doors have grown in popularity over the last few years, as more and more home-owners opt for an industrial style. Slim metal frames, grid-like panels and monochrome colours are instantly recognisable as iconic mid-century design features which work well with contemporary architecture and modern interiors.

These heritage-style doors can be used for room dividers, internal doors or external doors, adding a minimalist steel look to any household.

What are Industrial and Crittal Style Doors?

Crittal Style External French Doors

Climadoor Black Heritage Style Aluminium French Doors

Black | Low E Toughened Double Glazing | Climadoor

From £1,499.00 - £2,999.00

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Climadoor Grey Heritage Style Aluminium French Doors

Anthracite Grey | Low E Toughened Double Glazing | Climadoor

From £1,499.00 - £2,999.00

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Crittal Style Internal French Doors

Greenwich Room Divider Range

Clear Toughened | LPD Doors

From £603.45 - £1,193.94

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Soho Room Divider Range

Clear Toughened Bevelled | LPD Doors

From £663.80 - £1,193.94

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Crittal Style Internal Doors

Black Greenwich

Black Greenwich

Primed | Clear Glass | LPD Doors

From: £249.48
Black Soho 4l

Black Soho 4l

Primed | Clear Glass | LPD Doors

From: £249.48
Black Soho 4p

Black Soho 4p

Primed | No Glass | LPD Doors

From: £166.32
Brixton Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Brixton Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £149.25
Brixton White Internal Doors

Brixton White Internal Doors

Primed | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £110.25
Camden Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Camden Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £148.50
Camden White Internal Doors

Camden White Internal Doors

Primed | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £108.75
City Black Clear Glazed Internal Doors

City Black Clear Glazed Internal Doors

Fully Finished | Clear Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £266.81
City Black Internal Doors

City Black Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £192.82
City Black Tinted Glazed Internal Doors

City Black Tinted Glazed Internal Doors

Fully Finished | Smoked Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £408.35
City White Clear Glazed Internal Doors

City White Clear Glazed Internal Doors

Fully Finished | Clear Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £266.81
City White Internal Doors

City White Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £192.82
Dalston Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Dalston Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £157.50
Dalston White Internal Doors

Dalston White Internal Doors

Primed | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £118.50
Metro Black Clear Glazed Internal Doors

Metro Black Clear Glazed Internal Doors

Fully Finished | Clear Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £266.81
Metro Black Internal Doors

Metro Black Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £192.82
Metro White Clear Glazed Internal Doors

Metro White Clear Glazed Internal Doors

Fully Finished | Clear Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £266.81
Metro White Internal Doors

Metro White Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | JB Kind Doors

From: £168.12
Shoreditch Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Shoreditch Black Prefinished Internal Doors

Fully Finished | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £148.50
Shoreditch White Internal Doors

Shoreditch White Internal Doors

Primed | No Glass | Deanta Doors

From: £108.75

What Are Crittall-style Doors?

The very first windows made with steel frames were manufactured by Francis Henry Crittall in the mid-1880s in Essex, England. Alongside timber windows and doors, steel windows were used for both commercial and domestic buildings before the advent of uPVC and other modern manufacturing materials. 

These steel-framed windows and doors were notable for their grid-like frame, usually painted in black or white paint. This look was popularised in the early to mid-1900s, with many architects choosing them to complement an industrial-style design. 

Some buildings still retain their original 20th century Crittall® windows or doors - particularly those properties built in an Art Deco or mid-century style. This is why Crittall-style doors are often referred to as heritage-style doors or industrial-style doors.

Today, there are different ways to achieve the Crittall-style industrial look without having to purchase heavy steel-framed doors or windows. Modern manufacturers can produce similar industrial-style doors with a grid design made from aluminium, which is lighter and more versatile. They still have the slim frame and mid-century style, but they are cheaper to produce, easier to maintain and can be made in almost any colour.  

Architects or designers may have chosen Crittall-style doors purely because of their aesthetic appearance. However, with today’s modern manufacturing methods you do not have to compromise on safety or energy efficiency. Modern aluminium door frames have incorporated all the practicality of contemporary glazed doors, without losing the iconic design of a heritage-style door.

Why Choose Crittall or Industrial-style Doors?

  • Practicality - while traditional steel doors and timber frames need to be coated and painted (which needs maintenance over time), industrial-style aluminium doors are ready to hang, weather resistant and can last up to 40 years or more, compared to around 20 years for uPVC.
  • Strength - aluminium is naturally strong, durable and corrosive-resistant. While uPVC or timber can expand or contract over time in different temperatures, aluminium is consistently stable.
  • Clarity - the wide spacing of this grid-like design and the slim frame allows plenty of natural light to flow through the door. This is why they are popular for internal doors or room dividers. Unlike the small panes used for traditional uPVC French doors or timber patio doors, they provide good visibility between external and internal spaces.
  • Value - aluminium is lightweight and readily available, so aluminium doors are cheaper to produce than steel-framed products
  • Efficiency - modern aluminium frames are made with thermal breaks which prevents too much heat from being conducted. The break separates the frame into exterior and interior pieces, joined with a less-conductive material, which acts as a thermal barrier. The strength of aluminium also means that even with a slim frame, it can support large glass panels - and double (or triple) glazing is naturally very thermally efficient.
  • Design - this industrial look is more contemporary and modern than classic timber doors or thicker uPVC frames and can be produced in almost any RAL colour, so it can be used on a variety of different properties or different interior schemes.
  • Security - Crittall-style doors can be used as your main external doors, fitted with a BS certified multi-locking system and double or triple glazing.
  • Sustainability - aluminium is recyclable, making it an environmentally-friendly option.

Our Crittall-style and Industrial-style Range

Vibrant Doors offers a huge range of industrial-style and Crittall-effect doors. Whether you’re looking for classic external doors, French doors or bifold styles, they can be used for almost any property.

Sizes

  • Industrial-style French doors come in sizes from 1200mm to 3000mm
  • Aluminium bi-fold doors come in sizes from 1800mm - 4800mm
  • We also offer made-to-measure sizes for bespoke spaces

Usage

  • Aluminium doors can be fitted as your external door, fitted with a multi-point locking system
  • Our industrial-style doors can also be used as internal doors or room dividers

Design

  • Our Crittall-style doors are supplied with black handles and an ultra slim frame
  • Depending on the size and shape of your door, you can choose how many panels you have in the grid design 
  • Aluminium doors can be supplied in almost any colour
  • You can choose French double doors, sliding doors or bi-fold doors in this industrial design

Performance

  • Our external doors come with toughened tempered safety glass with a high U value 
  • The aluminium frames are ready to hang, weather resistant and thermally efficient
  • We offer a choice of security features, fire-rated doors and locking systems depending on how and where you will use your doors

How much do Crittall-style Doors Cost?

Steel is costly to produce and more difficult to manufacture, so aluminium doors offer a more cost-effective option while maintaining the same stylish look. With aluminium heritage-style French doors starting at £1399 and six-foot bi-fold doors starting at £2049, they provide a contemporary alternative to uPVC or wooden frames without the high cost of traditional steel frames. 

To find out which type of Crittall-style doors would suit your property, get in touch with our team or take a look at our wide range of aluminium doors online.

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