This garage space needed to be converted to create a multifunctional workspace. The key requirements of this space was to allow privacy for the majority of the door while also allowing airflow. By using mixed Plexiglass options this allowed privacy to the lower section while allowing more natural light to flow through the top half of the door. Openable windows were then inserted to allow airflow without the need for opening the garage door and therefore losing privacy. A few design options were considered so we created scale drawings to allow our client to visualise the door prior to acceptance.
The homeowner for this project came to us with a unique requirement, as he aimed to create security for his carport while still maintaining the light and visibility of the property. He was also looking to sell his property within the year, and wanted to update the exterior of the property to a more modern look to increase the sale value. We worked with him to find a design that complimented the existing aesthetic of the property, and put together an automation solution for both pedestrian access and vehicle.
”I engaged Prestige Doors & Gates to help with my new build. I was dealing with many subcontractors over the project but Prestige were able to help cut this down. They not only manufactured my driveway gate, they also installed it alongside a few pedestrian gates, a handrail, and an awning. Finally, they also took care of all our automation needs so the gate was ready to use once they finished on site. It helped to take out the hassle knowing I had one contact for all these features around my property.” – Carl
We were enlisted to help create a solution for this property, where the garage was constructed underground, meaning there were no windows, and a total lack of natural light. We worked with the Project Manager to design a plexiglass door in ‘Snow’ that allows natural light from the street to enter the property, while still providing privacy for the homeowners.
This garage door was another project with an integrative process, as we worked together with the builders to optimise their design concepts. The builders loved the carport concept of laser-cut design, however struggled with the lack of privacy and full enclosure. While the construction company brought their own laser designs, we worked with them to create a plexiglass base to the door, which allowed the design to show through but still provided protection and privacy to the contents of the garage
Our client came to us with an old timber door that hadn’t been maintained, and was starting to crack and detach from the frame. She wanted to keep the same aesthetic of the previous door, but was worried that if they didn’t make time to re-stain the timber that they’d have to replace the door again in a few years.
We decided to create a TG&V style door made out of Aluminium that is indifferentiable from a painted timber TG&V. The Aluminium is perfectly suited to the salty air of New Zealand, and won’t require any maintenance on the panels aside from standard soap and water to clean the surface and retain the ‘brand new’ feel.