Opening Types

Functional and user-friendly opening types are very important requirements that need to be considered in the design phase of your building. Reynaers aluminium window and door systems come with an extensive variety of opening options to suit almost every application, very versatile and easy to use

Extensive range

The opening method of an aluminium window or door needs to be adapted to both the positioning of the element in the building, and to the way in which you want to use it. This often varies for every building type and depends on the requirements of the end-user. With its extensive range of opening options, Reynaers answers every requirement.

 

OPENING TYPES - ALUMINIUM WINDOWS

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Inward opening aluminium windows: 
  • Turn or side hung window: the window sash can be opened completely.
  • Turn & tilt window: the window can be first opened fully and in the second position, the window can be tilted for ventilation.
  • Tilt before turn window: the window can first be tilted for ventilation and in the second position, the window can be opened fully.
  • Double casement window: consists of two sashes. The first sash can be equipped with a side hung, turn & tilt or a tilt before turn mechanism. By unlocking the locking bolts or central locking mechanism, the second sash can be opened in side-hung position.
  • Bottom hung or tilt window: this element is equipped with either a handle or a spring latch. By operating the handle or spring latch, the window sash will move to a tilt position.

 

Outward opening aluminium windows
  • Turn or side hung window: the window sash can be opened to the outside. This can be done manually or by means of a spindle or by chain drives.
  • Top hung window: the window sash can be opened to the outside. The opened sash must be arrested with an opening restrictor.
  • Top hung outward projecting window: the window sash is projected to the outside, with limited opening angles.

 

Sliding aluminium windows
  • Sliding window: the window can be slid open using one or more railings.
    • A monorail combines a moving part with a fixed glazed element. The glazed element is anchored directly into the outer frame profile, creating a minimalistic look. A monorail sliding element can also disappear into a wall, depending on which system you choose.
    • A duorail integrates 2 glazed opening vents that have an identical look, resulting in an aesthetic sliding door. 
    • A 3- and 4-rail integrates extra rails in the outer frame allowing extra opening vents to be installed. This solution is very interesting to increase the area that can be opened up.   
 
Folding aluminium Windows
  • Folding window: the window sashes can be folded open in a specific opening sequence.
    • ​A folding window system creates the ultimate opening area.  In this system, the glazed elements are folded to the inside or outside of a wall by use of a rail
 
Parallel opening ALUMINIUM WINDOWS
  • Parellel opening window: the window vent opens straight along all four sides.
    • When open, these aluminium windows allow air to penetrate around its entire perimeter, facilitating highly efficient ventilation and increasing air flow by almost double, in comparison to a traditional top hung window.
 
 

OPENING TYPES - ALUMINIUM DOORS

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OPENING TYPES - ALUMINIUM DOORS

Inward or outward opening doors:
  • Single Door: inward or outward opening.
  • Double door: a double door consists of two sections with a specific opening sequence. The door is equipped with a handle and the casement is equipped with locking bolts or central locking.
  • Pivoting door: the door pivots around a central axis, allowing it to open both inwards and outwards.
 
Sliding Doors

Sliding door: the door can be slid open using one or more railing.

  1. A monorail combines a moving part with a fixed glazed element. The glazed element is anchored directly into the outer frame profile, creating a minimalistic look. A monorail sliding element can also disappear into a wall, depending on which aluminium sliding door system you choose.
  2. A duorail integrates 2 glazed opening vents that have an identical look, resulting in an aesthetic sliding door. 
  3. A 3- and 4-rail integrates extra rails in the outer frame allowing extra opening vents to be installed. This solution is very interesting to increase the area that can be opened up.      
     
  • Lift slide doors: the sash is raised by several millimeters, before allowing the door to slide. Less effort is needed to open and close lift-slide doors.
  • Thermofront: the door can be put in a tilt-stand for ventilation. It can also be slid open to obtain a complete opening.
 
Folding Sliding doors

Folding door: consists of a walk-in door combined with folding doors. These doors can be folded open in a specific opening sequence.

  1. A folding door system creates the ultimate opening area.  In this system, the glazed elements are folded to the inside or outside of a wall by use of a rail.