What profiles do we use?

What profiles do we use?

If you call us, chances are you will get Joyce on the line. She tells me that many people ask, “What profiles do you use? Do you also run with this question?

Before I answer this question, I try to understand the rationale behind it. In general, the slimmer the steel doors, the more exclusive they are. The reason for this is that it is more difficult to process slender steel profiles, making it more time -consuming. When you ask me about the profile we use, I think you’re trying to get a grip on the question, “What does it look like? And maybe you’re trying to compare different quotes: this producer uses this profile and that one another. Which profile is or looks sleeker?

Steel interior doors
For the frame of interior steel doors, we often use a steel profile 2 cm wide on the visible side. With pivot doors, we can reduce that to 1 cm wide. This is because a pivot door rests on the ground and has no hinges on the side. This does not include the dimensions of the frames used to secure the glass. There are several choices for this that range in width from 0.8 cm to 1.5 cm. The rods are made from a strip several mm wide.

Steel exterior doors
For the steel exterior doors, we use steel profiles with a thermal bridge break. We now have dozens of profiles to choose from. The width of the profile (starting from 1 cm of sight side) is now determined by the dimensions of the façade and the technology we need to incorporate. For fixed panels with no moving parts, we can use a super slim insulated profile. However, if a multi-point lock is to be installed in a door, we need space in the profile to do so. The lock we pick together and the chosen compartment division then help determine the width of the steel profile. We always look for the leanest possible solution.

Double glazing with uninsulated profile
This profile achieves an intermediate solution. The rubbers in this profile seal well against wind, water and noise. The glass is insulated, but the steel profile is not. This solution is suitable for side rooms such as the “Mudroom,” but not for the living room. This profile is as slim as that of the interior doors.

New steel profiles come onto the market regularly. In both insulated and uninsulated profiles, much attention is paid to innovation. The steel profiles then become stronger and slimmer.

How should I compare?
This is only possible in the showroom and the steel workshop. We select profiles based on the dimensions of a steel facade and the technology you want to incorporate into it. This is different in every situation. In the showroom, you can see the different options up close. In the steel workshop, we can place the chosen profiles side by side on the work table. Now you have a real picture of how the end result will be.

The slimmest steel doors in the Netherlands
There are hundreds of different steel profiles at our disposal. Together with you, we select the most beautiful and slenderest for your project. Let’s meet! We can deliver within eight weeks.

Naftali Leidelmeijer, Exclusive Steel

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