Rationel Door & Window Opening Types

For both timber doors, composite timber doors, windows and aluminium doors there are a choice of door opening types to choose from. These are illustrated below and include side entrance doors, tilt & turn doors, sliding patio doors, stable doors, terrace doors, plank, panelled doors, fixed light windows, top guided windows, side guided windows, side hung windows, tilt & turn windows and fully reversible windows.

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Door Opening Types

Entrance Doors

Entrance Doors

These are available as inward or outward opening. They are hung on grey powder coated adjustable hinges and fitted with a minimum three point locking espagnolette bolt.

Tilt & Turn Doors

Tilt & Turn Doors

Tilt & Turn doors function in two ways. For ventilation the door is tilted in at the top. To open the sash is side hung and opens inwards. Tilt & Turn doors can be cleaned from the inside and are suitable as emergency exits. Not available in Patus/Patus+

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding Patio Doors

Rationel Patio Doors are designed to be as beautiful as the views they frame. Sliding Patio Doors, where one half slides and the other is fixed, are ideal when space is at a premium. The sliding part lifts easily and glides in front of the fixed section to create an opening of up to 1.55 metres.

Example Entrance Opening Types
Example Entrance Opening Types
Example Entrance Opening Types

Stable Doors

Stable Doors

These are available as outward opening only. The top half of the door opens independently or together with the bottom half. They are hung on grey powder coated adjustable hinges and fitted with a two point locking espagnolette bolt on both halves of the door. Not available in Patus/Patus+.

Terrace Doors

Terrace Doors

Terrace Doors are available as either inward or outward opening and are ideal for access to balconies, gardens and patios. Doors which open outwards have an inbuilt friction brake, operated by turning the handle down in any given position. They are hung on grey powder coated adjustable hinges and fitted with a minimum three point locking espagnolette bolt.

Plank Door/Panelled Door

Plank Door/Panelled Door

These are available as inward or outward opening, hung on grey powder coated adjustable hinges and fitted with a minimum three point locking espagnolette bolt.

Example Entrance Opening Types
Example Entrance Opening Types
Example Entrance Opening Types

Window Opening Types

Window Opening Types

The drawings above are examples of the standard and bespoke options available.

Fixed Light

Fixed Light

All Rationel windows can be fitted with modern energy efficient double glazed units. This makes it possible to design buildings with large sections of glass, whilst keeping energy use and costs to a minimum. Our Fixed Light windows are ideal wherever maximum internal light is required or for glass sections that overlook gardens or attractive views.

Top Guided

Top Guided

Top Guided windows are a simple, elegant and user-friendly design. Opening is controlled by tracks and slides. As the window opens, the top of the sash slides downwards as the bottom of the sash opens outwards. Adjustable friction ironmongery allows an infinite choice of open positions.

Sliding Patio Doors

Side Guided

Side Guided windows are controlled by tracks and slides that allow the window to be fixed in any open position. However, when opened the hinge side of the sash moves toward the middle to create an opening that allows the glass to be cleaned from the inside. Windows over 708mm wide are fitted with an adjustable handle controlled friction brake. Side Guided windows can also be used for emergency exits.

Side Hung

Side Hung

Like Top Guided windows, Side Hung windows are also controlled with tracks and slides. On windows over 588mm wide, the handle controlled friction brake allows the window to be fixed in any open position. Side Hung windows can also be used for emergency exits.

Tilt & Turn

Tilt & Turn

Tilt & Turn windows function in two ways. They are hinged from the side and open inwards. Or for ventilation the sash can be tilted in at the top. Tilt & Turn windows can be cleaned from the inside. Tilt & Turn windows can also be used for emergency exits. Not available in Patus/Patus+

Fully Reversible

Side Guided

In everyday operation the Fully Reversible window functions as a Top Guided window. However, an ingenious mechanism makes it possible to turn the sash through 180 degrees to clean the glass from the inside. Not available in Patus/Patus+

Window Opening Types