Have you driven around Sydney lately? If you haven’t had the chance to then, we’ll let you in on a secret. Sydney-siders have lately, been obsessed with aluminium stacker doors! Beautiful stacker doors have been gracing the streets of Sydney, allowing for more connection with nature and a healthy dose of natural light into one’s home. However, at A-Tech Australia, we offer several options for aluminium doors including sliding and bi-fold doors. So, why is it that aluminium stacker doors are suddenly booming in popularity?
What is a stacker door?
If you’re not that interested in interior design or construction, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll know what a stacker door is or why it would become so popular. A stacker door consists of panels, much smaller than a sliding door, which allows the user to control the door’s opening much more. Because of these smaller panels, there is also more framing, allowing for less of a view but more space for customisation.
So why are stacker doors in Sydney popular?
More control – Control over the amount of air, light and access you invite into your home is a major selling point of aluminium stacker doors. Because they contain panels, you are able to open the doors according to the size of the panel. This corresponds with the amount of breeze, natural light and access you allow into your home. While it may not seem like a huge benefit to some, for others, the ability to control their indoor temperature at night and during the day is a huge advantage and one that can also save on their energy bills.
Adds natural light – With control, comes natural light. Stacker doors have the ability to be opened at a controlled width. This means that you can narrowly open your stacker door to allow natural light into your home without having to worry about a large opened accessway to your home. Unlike traditional timber or steel doors, aluminium stacker doors have the ability to allow natural light in through their glass window panes. This is a great way to reduce your energy bill and make your room appear larger.
More space – Stacker doors slide across themselves, meaning that they do not have to open backwards or forwards. If you’re wanting to capitalise on good weather in your home, it can be an absolute annoyance to have a door taking up space, especially if your space is small, to begin with. While this may be a tiny detail, homeowners who look forward to clean and airy spaces in their tiny homes or apartments will appreciate the neat sliding of stacker doors.
Facilitates fluid movement – Stacker doors are perfect for access from your outdoor area to your interior. They can completely open up your space and allow for the fluid movement of your family and friends. This gives the appearance of a partially covered outdoor area or open indoor space. Additionally, if you’re ready to close off a particular area, it’s easy to limit movement without completely closing off access by closing one or two of the panels. If you’re a fan of entertaining and appreciate welcoming the outdoor ambience into your home, we highly recommend stacker doors.
Customisable – Stacker doors have more panels than sliding doors. Their panels are separated by aluminium frames which allow for more customisation opportunities. Customise your aluminium frames with beautiful neutral colours for a beachside aesthetic. This also allows them to easily blend into your home and make your space appear larger. Alternatively, you can go bold with black or dark brown and capitalise on the beauty of a stacker door by making it a focal point in your home.
I live in Sydney – are stacker doors for me?
Just because stacker doors are very popular in Sydney, it doesn’t mean that it’s right for you. Stacker doors are great for persons who have a wide opening for a door, as space is needed to accommodate the panels. Additionally, if you have a small space, you may be better off with another aluminium door option, such as aluminium sliding doors.
Regardless of your home or business, we’re sure that at A-Tech Australia, you’ll find a product that is perfect for you. Remember, we also manufacture aluminium bi-fold and sliding doors which offer similar benefits and that may be more appropriate for your area.
For more information or design inspiration surrounding aluminium stacker doors or any of our other products, have a chat with our team today. Call 1300 775 525 for guidance regarding our products and any other questions that you may have. Our employees will be more than happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the product that’s right for you and your home or business.