How to design Aluco Internal Doors

Aluco internal doors provide style, function, reliability and, above all, quality for the inside of a home or commercial property. There are many ways to design Aluco doors, depending on the type of doorway, new or existing, the desired steel look with the grid-like pattern, an industrial or contemporary style, Every Aluco doors product provides a solution for homes, offices, and mid-commercial installations or bespoke-made to meet a specific requirement.

Aluco doors offer the authentic steel look, designed to make our doors more authentic and unique features are not available on other internal aluminium doors. At the same time, Aluco doors provide many options for personalising the doors with handle, styling and glass choices.

Information about Aluco Aluminium profiles

All Aluco internal doors are made using architectural quality premium aluminium sourced from the leading aluminium extruders and using only prime billet. Designed to be slim, strong, and above all stylish, you are assured of high-quality aluminium profiles in every one of our doors or screens.

Information about Aluco Aluminium Colours

All Aluco aluminium profiles are coated using advanced profile pretreatment and coating methods, ensuring a luxurious and premium finish in your choice of over 150 RAL colours or special colours made to order. Every profile is professional coated only by certified and approved colour applicators, using colour powders from the best possible manufacturers and applied in a controlled, certified and quality-controlled environment.

Aluco internal doors have the same premium colour finish as our exterior range of doors and windows, designed to be easy to clean, durable and withstand the vigours of everyday living.

Aluco offers a range of standard RAL colours on shorter lead times or any available RAL colours made to order.

Configuring your new Aluco internal doors.

picture of aluco internal doors in a sitting room design

The first consideration for designing and configuring Aluco internal doors is the size of the doorway. The options for designing your doors to suit the required aperture include:

Single doors

Single doors are great for standard-size doorways, new or existing. Wider and taller door openings can have additional side and top panels, creating a larger glazed area whilst retaining the same size of door.

Double doors

Where the size of the opening requires a double door design, our Interior Collection of steel-inspired doors, provides stylish, doors with the option of opening one or two of the door leaves. Just like single doors, these too can be designed with optional side panels and top-glazed panels.

For the purposes of this article we are focusing on how to design hinged internal Aluco doors but do check out the sliding door option available.

Aluco doors come as open in or open out designs.

Bespoke designs with doors and screening

Also available when considering the design of internal Aluco doors is how you can create larger glazing combinations. Perfect for office meeting rooms, glazed offices, a home office or play area, all our internal doors combine with fixed framing, suitable corner or bay posts and other profiles, to create stylish glass ‘rooms’ dividing a space perfectly or creating a separate zone.

Sizes available with Aluco doors.

Single door sizes

Minimum door width floating lock design 400mm

Minimum door width 600mm

Maximum door width 1000mm

Minimum door height 1500mm

Maximum door height 2300mm

Double door Sizes

Minimum door width floating lock design 400mm

Minimum door width 1200mm

Maximum door width 1900mm

Minimum door height 1500mm

Maximum door height 2300mm

Aluco internal door profile sizes

For the outer frame and door sash, our doors come with some of the slimmest available profiles, adding to the appeal of these doors and replicating the desirable look of classic metal doors.

Aluco internal doors offer the most glazing bar options and your choice of glazing bars depend on the overall look desired for the internal doors.

Glazing bar & transom dimensions

20mm glazing bar.

37mm glazing bar.

37mm mullions and transoms.

Door profile dimensions

Our frame and sash 58mm including 14mm glazing bead.

Meeting stiles excluding feature backplate 97mm.

Meeting stiles with feature backplate 152mm single door.

Meeting stiles with feature backplate 292mm double doors.

Bottom Rail 45mm Deep bottom rail 142mm.

Colour options with internal Aluco Doors

With over 150 RAL colours available to choose from, including anodised, metallic and textured colours, Aluco doors come in a range of standard from stock colours, improving the lead times. Or the special colours provide virtually unlimited choice at slightly longer delivery dates. Your local Aluco Approved Installer can confirm lead times.

Black, grey and white colours are very popular for internal doors and all Aluco doors come with a marine-grade paint finish, applied by professional and certified colour applicators.

Choosing the best glass for internal doors

Aluco doors are provided with 4mm clear toughened glass as standard. Durable, strong and safe it is widely used for internal doors and critical glazed areas. Thicker 6mm glass is available as well. 6.4mm Laminated glass provides an extra barrier of protection, designed to hold together in the unlikely event of a glass breakage.

The glass options available with Aluco doors extend to clear, patterned, obscure, reeded, sandblasted and other designs available from the well-known glass processors such as Pilkington Glass or Saint-Gobain. Doors can have single or multiple glass types in each product.

Choosing handles and accessories for Aluco steel-inspired doors

Finishing off all Aluco doors are the many handle options, door accessories and optional extras.

There are two types of door handles available, the Leon handle featuring a straight design or the Maya range with a soft curvature at the bottom. These come in black, satin, chrome and Antique Brass finishes. our handles operate a single or double door lock case, with a 65mm backset and of the exceptional quality expected with interior door hardware. It is tested to BE EN 12209:2003, Certifier tested CF-850 and comes with a ten year mechanical guarantee.

Our lock options include doors with additional deadbolt, operated by a matching finish thumb turn cylinder, suitable for bathrooms or general door locking. Or there is latch only option with no locking facility operated by lever handles both sides.

Additional options for Aluco doors include:

Floor mounted door stops or wall mounted protect interior decoration, walls and skirting boards. These come in stain or polished chrome.

The secondary lear on Aluco double doors operates via hidden stainless steel flush bolts, or finger bolts. These engage into suitable floor mounted pockets, available in gold or satin chrome finishes.

For commercial settings, internal Aluco doors come with a period door closer. Face mounted and designed to soft-close the door with control, it’s available in black or satin silver finishes.

Seeing, viewing and a personal service with Aluco internal doors

Aluco internal doors are only made by Aluco Aluminium and installed via our network of trained and approved Installers. Aluco Installers are independent businesses, supported by us with showrooms. Contact us for details of your nearest showroom. You can also visit our factory and premises to see for yourselves how we craft and hand-finish all our products.

Whichever way you choose to view and get help with your new Aluco doors, you are assured of a personal, professional and expert service.

Where you can use Aluco doors

Our Interior Collection is suitable for dwellings, for your living or dining room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or hallway. We can also custom-design your new doors to close off any space in standard or special designs.

For commercial property, Aluco doors create office partitions, interior doors in cafés, bars and restaurants, for hospitality such as hotels and guest houses and any other light-commercial application.

Luxurious Aluco internal doors for homes and commercial buildings.

Every product in the Aluco Collection is designed and built specifically for each individual customer, handcrafted by our skilled craftsmen to your exact specification. Our ethos is one of exceptional design and product performance, created to compliment the home and lifestyle of our customers. We believe in producing architectural solutions that will delight customers now, and for years to come.

Aluco have an exceptional reputation, where attention to detail and superb British craftsmanship is second to none. We specialise in the design and manufacture of iconic steel effect windows, doors and screens covering both interior and exterior applications, for truly luxe living.

The Aluco Collection is available in an extensive selection of colour and finish options, including a stunning range of traditional and contemporary hardware and ironmongery styles and designs to compliment homes and commercial property.

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National Coverage

Aluco Aluminium products are installed and supported by a national network of installers.

15:14 22 Mar 23
Just completed house renovation, using all the internal bespoke doors with glass panels. Absolutely delighted with the quality of doors and service. I was assisted every step of the way in getting the right size and format of extremely tall door. Keiran has been exceptionally helpful to deal with over the months from ordering to completion. 10/10I never usually do reviews but but I would say the whole experience and end result that has been achieved has been amazing.
Sarah PattersonSarah Patterson
15:28 13 Mar 23
So pleased with our new Aluco bifold doors, the best we could find on the market! We wanted bifolds with maximum glass area and no bulky frame and the Aluco doors were the perfect choice. Stunning, deep matte black colour, high quality, great choice of hardware and a first-class service. Highly recommend!
Michael HanksMichael Hanks
12:56 10 Mar 23
I've been looking for sometime to find a professional company to fit my new windows and doors and I'm so pleased I found you guys! - Aluco's products are 1st class and so easy to arrange, I just called Aluco, spoke to a very helpful lady who put me in touch with my local installer. I would definitely recommend this product & company :o)
Pauls Mc CrarrenPauls Mc Crarren
10:15 10 Jan 23
I recently had 3 sets of ALUCO exterior crital styled steel framed doors fitted to my property as part of an ongoing renovation. After looking around at various options Aluco was the only manufacturer that I felt could deliver the style I was looking for. With most other companies I thought the design was bulky and not finished to the finesse Aluco has achieved . Based on my experience I can honestly thoroughly recommend this manufacturer and will look to use them again on any future projects
Richard HansonRichard Hanson
09:42 20 May 22
Aluco is leading the way in steel look windows and doors, they are high quality, competitively priced and offering excellent external and internal ranges. We are extremely happy to supply their products to our valued customers.