Friday, April 25, 2014

Pivot Doors

Pivot doors are quickly becoming one the hottest trends in custom building. Portella has been fabricating Pivot doors for the past 10 years. We offer pivot doors in our narrow sightline steel Architect Series, as well as the contemporary MoMa Collection.

A few guidelines to consider; the minimum width of a pivot door should be 4 feet.  The pivot point can be located 8 to 12 inches from the edge of the door giving a free swing clearance of 3 feet or greater.  We use 6 feet wide as the maximum width of our pivot doors.  We can accommodate heights up to 10 or 11 feet. Custom pull handles and thresholds that conceal the pivot system are an integral part of Portella's pivot doors.

Portella recently partnered with Sub-Zero Wolf in the new Dallas Texas Kitchen Design Center.  Portella is featured in the beautiful Poggenpohl contemporary Kitchen

Portella Architect Series Steel Pivot Door with 2 Equal Sidelites, obscure Satin Etch glass, M30 Pull Handle, finish Charcoal Black

This pivot door installed in Tucson AZ is featured on our website. The unit is 6' w x 7' 3" h.  The Architect, Simmons Home Design, brought more detail to the unit by combing satin etched glass with a clear glass lite on the bottom.  Portella M10  custom pull handle is shown in natural polished steel finish.

MoMa Series Sun Door - This unique custom designed door features a separately hinged glass panel (on the interior side of the unit).  Amber colored glass was later installed at at the job site.  Door size is 6 feet wide x 8 feet high.  Custom Portella finish of bronze rust with dark rust and black edge details.

Interior View
Steel Pivot Door - Narrow Sight Line Architect Series - 4 lite 1W 4H.  Narrow sight lines make the appearance of the door clean and minimalist.  The finish is Portella standard dark bronze. Hardware is Portella M10 custom pull handles in matching dark bronze finish.

Contemporary metal door from Portella's MoMa Series M176 with 4 Lites.  This unit is 4 feet wide x 8 feet high, finished in Portella standard finish Steel Grey, and features M30 custom pull handles.  Satin etched insulated glass provides privacy.  

Sun pivot design doors are unique and allow for bright light to enter the home while maintaing privacy. The door is reversed with custom cast glass.
6' w x 8' h – Available in multiple finishes


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Portella is a nationally recognized manufacturer of custom steel doors, steel windows, contemporary metal doors, iron doors, steel French and European doors, iron gates, iron railings, iron hardware and other metal products. Our reputation for quality of workmanship, attention to detail, and superior customer service is highly regarded by our peers in the building industry. If you are building or remodeling, we have a steel door, steel window, gate or railing to complement your architectural style (traditional, classic, or modern), and if we don't - we’ll design something absolutely perfect just for you.