Aparthotel in Białka Tatrzańska

Aparthotel in Białka Tatrzańska

Aparthotel in Białka Tatrzańska

Realization and assembly of windows and doors in Białka Tatrzańska. The building structure visible in the photos is the result of the design of recently popular housing forms in places with high tourist potential and an extensive infrastructure for entertainment and active leisure, i.e. the Aparthotel. The visible implementation is a continuation of the project for the construction of a network of aparthotels in the Podhale region and at the foot of the Tatra Mountains.

As the DOOR company, we were responsible for the production and installation of aluminum window and door systems. We have made a large number of corner-joined constructions thanks to system connections of aluminum MB-86 windows with MB-77HS sliding doors and windows where the frame corners were connected at an angle different from 90 degrees. The products used are:

  • Aluminum windows and door-cases MB-86
  • Aluminum sliding patio doors MB-77HS

The exterior joinery is made in the popular color: semi-matt black. The next steps will be to equip the buildings with:

  • Glass internal walls
  • Aluminum fire doors and windows: EI30 and EI60
"Order" in our performance

"Order" in our performance

Lutek is variable in various ways: half winter, half spring. Regardless of the weather conditions, we are finalizing another investment. This time it is a warehouse and production hall with an administrative building located in Rzezawa. We are glad that we were chosen to implement it. The project consisted in the preparation and installation of an aluminum facade with a perfectly flat surface. The effect was obtained thanks to the use of specially prepared glass with a place for mounting and the replacement of traditional external glass pressing strips with black sealing compound.

  • Applied Systems:
    • Glazed glass facade MB-SR50N EFFECT
    • All-glass entrance door pinned into the glass facade
    • All-glass canopy
  • Unfolded facade width: 45 meters
  • Maximum height: 7,8 meters.
  • Area: approx. 300 m2
  • Glazing used: two-sided safety glass ESG 6 STOPSOL GRAFIT / 18 / ESG6 / 18 / 44,2 TGI with a warm edge

The door uses both hidden hinges and a hidden door closer hidden in the door frame, invisible when the door is closed, with the possibility of smooth adjustment. Both sides of the door are equipped with a stainless steel handrail, covering the entire height of the door leaf. Thanks to the possibility of using all-glass doors, we have obtained a uniform glass surface of the wall.

Stopsol is a type of sun protection glass that can be made of plain or tinted glass. Additionally, it is covered with a layer of metal oxides or precious metals. The glass layer resembles a mirror and reflects part of the solar radiation. In this way, it prevents overheating of the rooms and in some way protects the house from thieves, because it makes it difficult to determine what is going on inside. Such glass is chosen not only for the protection of rooms against heat and light, but also plays a large role in enhancing the aesthetic values ​​of the building and its surroundings.

The final stage of the project was the installation of an all-glass roof mounted to facade posts made of laminated and tempered glass ESG VSG 66.2

Windows and doors - Customer preferences

Windows and doors - Customer preferences

Windows and doors - Customer preferences

Customer preferences can be known thanks to the conducted research, it is possible to set a certain standard of product selection accompanying customers on the joinery market.
Drawing conclusions not only from the study but also from many years of experience of our company by choosing okna home, customers decide primarily on the so-called openable windows. "Tilt-and-turn, less often for fixed or non-opening windows. As door terrace, HS type lift and slide doors are being installed more and more often.
An interesting solution that is very popular are corner windows, installed in order to optically enlarge the room and give the effect of opening the building to the outside environment.
So what variants do customers have to choose from??

DOOR Filipek aluminum patio doors

When building a house, each investor thinks about choosing the most optimal solution. He then cares for the best possible performance so that the materials used fulfill their basic task, are failure-free and look aesthetically and coherently, appropriately influencing the entire concept of the building. What is the most important then? Undoubtedly, the price-quality ratio.

Unfortunately, the current market situation does not help. Raging inflation, the effect of which are the constantly rising prices of materials for the window and door industry, forces customers to make quick decisions which, due to the time pressure, are not always the ideal ones. Currently, the price is not the only problem. Additionally, it is worth mentioning the limited availability of materials and prefabricated elements, and sometimes even their lack.

How to shorten the purchase process and at the same time be fully aware of the selected products and their intended use? We would like to introduce you to the standard, optimal and most popular solution used mainly in single-family houses but also in private investments.

PVC windows

Energy costs are rising very fast. To minimize them, proper thermal insulation of the materials used is necessary. Taking into account the price and the thermal transmittance coefficient, the best solution will be provided by PVC windows (eg IDEAL 8000). Their very good price-quality ratio is enough to make the right decision. The materials used allow for faster and cheaper production of such products, and thus a lower final price compared to e.g. aluminum or wooden windows. High thermal insulation, durability and low price definitely speak for the choice of such a material. Unfortunately, PVC windows have numerous limitations regarding the dimensions and weight of the structure.

DOOR Filipek aluminum patio doors

Aluminum windows

Buildings where the design requires the use of large glazing and tall opening windows should be equipped with aluminum windows and doors. One of the reasons why this material is recommended for large structures is much greater strength, durability and, at the same time, lightness of the profiles. Both aluminum and PVC structures, depending on the selected system, are characterized by high thermal insulation, but the material used and the complex production process of metal products make the products more expensive. For structures requiring diagonal profile connections, aluminum products are also much better suited, as they guarantee the stability and durability of non-standard, angular section connections. The aluminum window system is primarily modern. High durability allows for the production of large-size structures with the use of narrow profiles using window and door systems or mullion and transom systems. (e.g. glazed aluminum facades - glass walls).

An example of the use of aluminum windows and patio doors in a window and door system is the investment below:

Glass

The larger the structure, the greater the price of the glass used. There is no doubt that in order to meet today's requirements for thermal insulation, glass panes should be at least two-chamber, guaranteeing the appropriate comfort of users. From the point of view of safety, the type of glass is extremely important in windows and doors where the glazing is from the floor level and the glass should be safe. Both the issues of the type of glass from the point of view of safety and the properties of the glass are the individual preferences of the customer or their properties are listed in the project.

Corner windows are an extremely popular solution, which can be made in two ways:

  • Connecting windows with a fixed post (section, profile)
  • Connecting windows using a corner joint of the panes, the so-called "Glass to glass".

Corner window

The corner connection with glass panes entails several important requirements that directly affect the price. Such glass should be toughened beforehand, thanks to which it increases its strength. On the other hand, the gap at the junction of the panes should be filled with a special sealing compound. This does not give the effect of a perfectly transparent corner. This is made impossible by the applied sealing compound and the thickness of the package of the glazing unit. (picture) If the investment involves the use of sun visors, the only optimal solution to maintain the sense of the "glass to glass" connection is to use a facade blind with rope guides. When planning external roller shutters, this variant of the window will not work, because the corner installation of the roller shutter guides will disturb the entire concept of using such a window connection.

DOOR Filipek aluminum patio doors
DOOR Filipek aluminum patio doors

Terrace doors

Taking into account the standard dimensions of the mounting holes for a single-family house, aluminum window and door structures are more expensive than PVC structures. However, this does not apply to patio and sliding doors. Even the necessary patio doors, lift and slide made of aluminum, contradict the above-mentioned words. Because the same patio doors, but made of PVC, require the use of more expensive fittings, which automatically increases the value of the entire structure, thus causing more expensive versions of sliding doors, making the product made of aluminum an advantage.

In our opinion, by analyzing the appropriate orders and using our many years of experience, the best but also the most popular solution dedicated to single-family houses, taking into account price-quality ratio,   is to use a set including PVC windows made of polyvinyl chloride (eg IDEAL 7000) and terrace lift and slide doors (eg MB-77 HS). The color options available on the market today make it possible to almost perfectly eliminate the differences in color between PVC and aluminum materials.

Panel and all-glass exterior doors

Panel and all-glass exterior doors

SYSTEM-BASED EXTERNAL PANEL AND ALL-GLASS DOORS MB-70, MB-86 AND MB -104 Passive

Aluminum is an increasingly popular material for entrance doors. After such an aluminum solution it is mainly used by people who value modernity, prestigious and solid solutions as well as unique design tailored to individual needs.

IN OUR OFFER YOU WILL FIND:

  • PANEL ALUMINUM ENTRANCE DOORS
    • ENTRANCE DOOR, SINGLE-SIDED
    • ENTRANCE DOOR - SIDED OVERLAP
    • ENTRANCE DOOR WITH INSERT PANEL
  • ALL-GLASS ALUMINUM ENTRANCE DOORS

All-glass or panel doors are a proposal for the most demanding users. Due to modern technical solutions and original appearance, they can be not only a functional and durable entrance to the house, but also a showcase and decoration. External doors are made of extruded aluminum sections based on the MB-70, MB-86 and MB-104 Passive systems, which guarantees high quality and accuracy of the frame and sash profiles.

The filling panels are available in many different designs and colors. The techniques of making milling cutters of various shapes, decorative applications and the insertion of insulated glass used in their production give countless combinations and variants. Thanks to this, doors with their use can be used both in modern homes and in classic-style architecture. However, they always constitute a beautiful entrance to the building, which attracts attention and adds charm to the entrance façade. The door fillings are made of durable and weather-resistant materials. External elements are often additionally covered with layers of special varnishes or contain epoxy resins in their surface, thanks to which the panels retain their presentable appearance for a long time.

Side view of panel doors (double-sided cover)

Side view of DOOR panel doors

In all-glass doors, the outer pane is properly adapted to the dimensions of the door leaf, which allows it to be glued to aluminum profiles with a special mass that guarantees reliability and tightness, thus covering the aluminum profiles, creating a glass coating on the entire surface of the door. The aluminum profiles that make up the frame are also covered with thin glass panes, thanks to which the entrance to the house or apartment takes on the effect of a uniform glass wall.

Glass as a filling or an insert for panel doors and for all-glass doors can be mass tinted in any RAL color or give the effect of a mirror reflection. The maneuvers regarding the type and properties of glass are unlimited, so the preferences of our customers regarding the appearance and visual aspects can be satisfied one hundred percent

Parameters and properties

Technical data and parameters:

  • Frame / sash depth: 70 mm (MB-70), 77 mm (MB-86) and 95 mm (MB-104 Passive)
  • Filling panel thickness: 22 - 95 mm
  • Maximum leaf dimensions: L up to 1400 mm, H up to 2600 mm
  • Air permeability: Class 4, PN-EN 12207: 2001
  • Water tightness: from Class E900 (900 Pa), PN-EN 12208: 2001
  • Wind load resistance: from Class C5 / B5, PN-EN 12210: 2001
  • Thermal insulation: Ud from 0,90 W / m2K (for MB-70 Aero with a 70 mm panel), Ud from 0,63 W / m2K (for MB-86 Aero with 77 mm panel) and Ud from 0,44 W / m2K (for MB-104 Passive Aero with a 95 mm panel)
  • RC2 anti-burglary class

Bottom section of a panel door with a threshold (double-sided overlay)bottom cross-section of DOOR panel doors

Although doors made of aluminum profiles are considered "cold", it is only an impression - the modern technology of sections in combination with insulated glass and decorative panels filled with polyurethane foam allows to obtain a product with very good thermal parameters and a low heat transfer coefficient Ud from 0,44 W / m²K.

A big advantage of aluminum doors are excellent anti-burglary parameters and acoustic insulation, as well as resistance to weather conditions. Doors made of this material do not deform as a result of high sunlight or the action of water. The load-bearing structures of the MB-70, MB-86 and MB-104 Passive system profiles create a light and stable product with very good acoustic parameters and guaranteeing water and air tightness, which has an extremely important impact on comfort in use and costs related to the heated or an air-conditioned room.

Equipment and safety

From the safety point of view, the entrance door can be equipped as standard with a three-point lock (locking in three places), unlocked with a key and with the use of a handle on both sides of the door. It is the most common and most frequently used solution, however, technological possibilities in the modern world provide us with extremely innovative solutions.

It is possible to fully automate the front door with a smart home system. Thanks to this, we receive information anywhere in the world whether our doors are closed or open, and if necessary, open them remotely. Being there, there is an option to open the entrance with a fingerprint reader, a hidden button, a card reader or the use of a keypad with an access code, or to open the door with a smartphone or even a face scanner installed in the door. For such an automatic solution, the use of a handrail is recommended. In this case, the triggered signal opens the door, and our task is to pull or push the door leaf towards ourselves without having to press the handle. A huge selection of various types of handrails, e.g. recessed into a door panel or a simple surface with additional wooden elements, gives us countless options for configuring the door from the point of view of the visual effect. For your fuller convenience, we are able to offer you a door opened with a motor that automatically opens and closes the front door after receiving a signal. Some of these solutions can be viewed and tested in our showroom.

The aluminum entrance door is characterized by both an elegant appearance and high technical parameters, and taking into account the available dimensions of the structure and the possibility of using the door in a larger display case, they give a lot of freedom in arranging the entrance to the building. They should not only blend in with the body of the house in an interesting way, but also harmonize with the window joinery or the color of the tiles. However, it is also important to take care of its equipment, which ensures the safety of the household members. It is an ideal proposition for people for whom home means much more than just a place to live.

Assembly

Remember that external doors should first of all be matched to the openings in the wall designed by the architect and made by the bricklayers. It is worth knowing that the models offered in standard sizes are cheaper than those with non-standard dimensions. In single-family housing, wings with a standard width of 90 cm are perfect - they can accommodate almost all items and furniture that we intend to bring into the house or apartment. Wider ones are much heavier - apart from the higher price, one should also remember that their fittings, handles and hinges will wear out faster, they also require much more frequent adjustment. Therefore, when choosing a door, it is worth considering the preferred method of installation. There are several possibilities:

  • installation in the wall, the so-called raw (anchoring + foam)
  • installation in the wall (anchoring + foam) with the use of a vapor barrier tape from the inside
  • installation in the wall (anchoring + foam) with the use of a vapor-permeable tape from the outside
  • installation in the wall (anchoring + foam) using a vapor barrier tape from the inside and a vapor-permeable tape from the outside
  • installation outside the wall in the insulation layer

The most frequently chosen method is the installation in the wall with the use of mounting foam around the perimeter of the structure and covering it and protecting it against nuisance weather conditions (e.g. sun, wind, rain) with a vapor-permeable tape from the outside. Thanks to this, we gain a durable and safe installation of the entrance door, and thanks to the vapor-permeable properties of the tape, moisture from the inside has a chance to get outside the building.

SKYLINE TYPE R aluminum sliding patio doors

SKYLINE TYPE R aluminum sliding patio doors

Limits in the production of windows and doors have been exceeded. The combination of elegant, modern design, possibilities providing a large amount of daylight with safety and ease of use has become the most real. Huge glazing, in addition to being beautiful, is also practical. Such products are increasingly used in buildings with various purposes. Doors and windows of this type not only do not cause unnecessary heat loss, but also save energy. Their installation destroys the wall between what is inside and outside, and thus introduces nature into the room. They are particularly desirable and recommended in facilities located between gardens, meadows or forests or with a view of the mountains, but also in buildings surrounded by city landscapes. They provide beautiful views, and at the same time isolate from city noise or unwanted sounds.

Today, the installation of large patio doors is combined with the installation of intelligent systems, thanks to which the door can be opened and closed using a telephone or a button. Large glass structures are also becoming more and more safe - for example, they have a built-in obstacle detection system.

MB-SKYLINE TYPE R is a modern system of large-size sliding doors, characterized by lightness and aesthetics. It is based on narrow profiles, thanks to which the structures gain a modern look, while providing a panoramic view of the house surroundings.

aluminum door MB-SKYLINE TYPE R

The main characteristics of the MB-SKYLINE TYPE R door, the user can appreciate at first glance, are: completely hidden door leaf profiles, a narrow post and a shallow door frame. You do not need a lot of force to move huge elements, and the mechanism works almost silently. The maximum height of the structure is 4 meters, and if we use a surface actuator, the movable sash can weigh up to 700 kg. This makes it possible to design spectacular glass walls. Doors made on the basis of this system give the building a unique style and raise the rank of the entire investment.

Functionality and aesthetics:

  • door frame built into the walls, floor and ceiling,
  • door leaf profiles completely hidden in the lower and upper frame,
  • in the case of selecting a drive with a servomotor or locking on the post, the door leaf profiles are also not visible on the sides of the structure,
  • a post on a leaf joint with a width of 25 mm,
  • comfortable, shallow frame with a depth of 23 mm,
  • max. weight of the manually opened leaf: 500 kg, with a surface actuator: 700 kg,
  • glazing range from 52 to 60 mm,
  • design depth of door sections: 71 mm for the leaf and 190 mm for the frame,
  • door leaf made of modern insulating material with high thermal parameters,
  • sliding gaskets used in the frame: modern, aesthetic and noiseless during operation,
  • rollers on which the leaf moves, available in stainless steel and black polyamide,
  • manual locking with BT Lock fittings or on a post,
  • surface actuator with radio receiver and safety radar,
  • modern drainage system with a system gutter,
  • system mounting consoles with height adjustment,
  • construction base with high thermal insulation,
  • the system has the so-called "Zero post", which allows the use of sunshades from the outside, such as blinds Skyflow and screenshots SkyRoll.
700 kg Maximum leaf weight  
4 m Maximum door height
25 mm The width of the post at the sash joint
23 mm Frame depth

Technical parameters

Air permeability Class 3, EN 12207
Watertightness Up to class 9A (600Pa), EN 12208
Wind load resistance Up to class C5 (2000Pa), EN 12210
Thermal insulation Uw from 0,85 W / (m2k) *

* for doors with leaf dimensions of 2,07 x 3,44 m, with U-coefficient triple-pane infillg 0,5 W / (m2k) and a warm spacer

Bottom profile cross-section:

Aluminum door bottom profile cross-section

Top profile cross-section:

Aluminum doors. Cross-section of the upper profile

Post cross-section at the sash connection:

Aluminum doors Cross-section of the post at the leaf connection

Aluminum sliding doors in the SKYLINE TYPE R system are primarily a time-consuming and extremely precise production stage. In order for the product to work flawlessly and to present itself in your apartment with dignity, it must go through a complicated prefabrication route to reach its final destination. It requires a lot of commitment, qualified staff and an appropriate CNC machining center. Starting from the first stage, which is the measurement of the structure on the construction site and arrangements for assembly and equipment, to the preparation of an appropriate technical drawing, dimensioning and setting of machines. Then the long-term stage of assembling aluminum profiles in sterile conditions and gluing individual elements to the glass. Everything must be done with high accuracy, as discrepancies within a few millimeters may lead to problems with their functioning. The margin of error is 0, because after gluing it is not possible to disassemble the structure. It is necessary to start production from scratch using new materials. Quality control is the last part in which we check the correctness of execution and compliance with the order.

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