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A Timeless Classic: Sheerline’s New Design Driven Classic Heritage Door Revealed

Choosing to transform a property with an extension or kitchen renovation to create an open plan living/dining space is not a new trend – this has been a popular option for several years. But what has changed is the quality of products available to help homeowners achieve their unique vision.

These living spaces often have standout features, such as a roof lantern or kitchen island. They use clever lighting and neutral colour palettes with the occasional pop of colour, or natural textured feature to create a calm yet practical living space.

In recent years, a key design aim of these extensions has been on ensuring they are bright, airy living spaces that maximise natural light. Sheerline has been helping homeowners and architects, designers and developers to create this kind of aesthetic throughout the home with its award-winning range of stylish yet sustainable aluminium products.

Customers can choose thermally efficient aluminium windows, roof lanterns, and doors (including the Lift & Slide Patio, Bi-Folds, a Composite Door Frame, and now, the Classic Heritage Door) from two perfectly coordinated ranges. The Classic Heritage Door is the latest addition that’s ideal for homeowners that want to allow in as much natural light as possible, in a product with authentic period charm.

So, why choose Sheerline’s new Heritage Classic Door? What design options does it offer? And what features? We’ll explain everything you need to know in this article.

Driven by Design:

Sheerline’s Classic Heritage Door offers a versatile timeless appearance, so it looks just as at home in a traditional period property or Art Deco-influenced home as it does in a minimalist, ultra-modern living space. And it looks great in homes embracing modern industrial décor because of the slim ‘steel look’ aesthetics.

Several elements contribute to the authentic heritage style that can easily be achieved with this product. For instance, the pocket feature to the interior and exterior of the lockbox and Sheerline’s signature ‘stepped’ look provide a consistent aesthetic inside and outside the home.

To allow as much natural light as possible to flood the space, the product offers slim sightlines of between 60.5 to 73mm depending on the choice of outerframe. Single and French Doors are available, in internal or external styles, which are manufactured from the same components, to reduce stockholding requirements. Maximum sash sizes of 2.2m x 1m can easily be achieved, for wide French doorsets.

While these design features are unique to the Classic Heritage Door, it shares many innovative features with Sheerline’s other products, as they are all built around a common, high-performance platform. This ensures these slim aluminium doors are stylish in design, without compromising on security, thermal performance or ease of fabrication.

Period Inspired, but with all the mod cons:

The period inspired lockbox may be inspired by the Art-Deco movement as well as turn of the 19th Century industrial design, but that’s the only part of this thoroughly modern system, that has its roots in the past. With bang up-to-date thermal technology the Classic Heritage Door is Part L compliant as standard because of Sheerline’s proprietary Thermlock® thermal breaks, which leave polyamide alternatives looking outdated and tired.

Because of Thermlock®, the product offers U-values of 1.4 and an A+ Door Energy Rating when double glazed. This level of thermal efficiency is increasingly important to homeowners as they look to reduce their energy consumption.

It is also important to builders, as increasingly stringent regulations are introduced as the UK government focuses on its Net Zero goals. As with every Sheerline product, it is available in a selection of standard colours, but custom and dual options are available on short lead-times.

In addition, aside from completing the Classic range, the Classic Heritage Door can easily be mixed and matched with any Sheerline product. This includes colour matching and the same styling to ensure a consistent aesthetic is achieved throughout a multi-product project.

The future? It’s style, but without compromise:

In the past, homeowners had limited options. All that was available were products that didn’t match and weren’t thermally efficient – they were lacking in so many ways. But with the range of products we now offer, this scenario is now a thing of the past.

Consumers have far greater choice, not just in terms of the number of products available, but also colour choices and styling options. A consistent aesthetic can be achieved throughout the home because Sheerline products match and look good, consistently.

Sheerline’s products are uncompromising in style and aesthetics, features and benefits, security and sustainability – everything a thoroughly modern system should offer as standard. The Classic Heritage Door encompasses all this and more, offering a timeless design.

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