Modern buildings can become a real decoration, as they have a spectacular appearance. Particularly attention is drawn to the original and elegant entrance lobbies made of glass. Let's try to figure out what features they have and how to choose the right design.
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Glazing of entrance groups can be performed both in private and in apartment buildings. This structure is the most significant and attractive part of the façade. It is she, in fact, that becomes the main entrance to the room. Experts recommend taking a responsible attitude to the choice, choosing only high-quality materials and fasteners.
As for the characteristics, there are several main ones. This is, in particular, practicality and ease of use. The size of the entrance group also plays an important role. The fact is that it performs the function of an entrance through which not only many people will pass, but various things will sweep through, it is possible that large-sized ones. This should also be taken into account.
Entrance groups protect the entrance from rain, snow, wind and cold weather. They help to keep the heat inside the building as much as possible.
The design consists of several elements. The main one is a door containing one or more leaves. There is a small platform in front of the entrance itself. On the porch, there is most often a handrail or other special fence, and a canopy is placed above it, which is also used for lighting thanks to the lamp located there.
Decor plays an important role. Designers decorate structures with original railings, columns, change the shape and size of the stairs. Often there are spectacular forged elements, as well as other beautiful details.
It should be noted that ordinary glass is not used when creating entrance groups. A special one is used, which is presented in a variety of forms. We will mark the most common ones, such as triplex, tempered, armored and darkened glass, opaque and double-glazed windows.
A characteristic feature of triplex is that due to the composition of a film on an adhesive basis and several glasses, when broken, it does not crumble into small fragments. It is considered to be durable and reliable. Tempered glass can also boast of high strength.
The optivite is also very durable. However, apart from this, its distinguishing characteristic is the maximum transmission of light into the room. Colors and space are not distorted. If double-glazed windows are installed, glasses similar to plastic ones are used there.
The armored glass is very thick. They are obtained by gluing individual elements. As a result, the products acquire considerable thickness and also have a lot of weight. Tinted glass protects the room from sunlight.
Depending on what type of construction is used, that is, whether the presence of a vestibule is expected, the main types of entrance groups can be distinguished. Groups with arched doors are very popular. However, this is not mandatory, the size and shape of both the doors and the structure itself are selected individually. Specialists carry out the main division according to the type of glass and the type of glass unit.
It should be noted that most often, consumers choose one- and two-chamber double-glazed windows, and they prefer red-hot or triplex glass. It is the triplex that is especially popular, as it provides maximum safety during operation, because it does not form small fragments when damaged. In addition, the product is highly durable.
Also, among the entrance groups, decorative, protective and decorative and protective ones can be distinguished. The last two types are installed most often in cases where the building can be burglarized or penetrated by intruders. In the opposite case, it is better to choose a decorative structure that will be distinguished by an attractive, stylish and original appearance, in fact serving as a decoration for the facade.
Among the glass entrance groups, external and internal ones can also be distinguished. The former are installed outside, in front of the entrance to the building, while the latter are located indoors.
Besides, there are such types of entrance groups as cold and insulated. The characteristics follow from the name. In insulated structures, double glazing is assumed, and the decoration is carried out using materials for thermal insulation of the room. It is also possible to place all kinds of heating devices. Cold ones have one layer of glass. Most often in their manufacture, aluminum is used, which makes up a strong frame, and tempered glass.
How to choose?
Regardless of whether we are talking about a private house, a cottage or a high-rise building, it should be borne in mind that the entrance group should not violate the architecture of the building. They should be performed in the same style. It is necessary to take a responsible approach to the choice of material, appearance and decor. In the modern market, products are presented in a wide range, so there is an opportunity to consider various options that are not similar to each other.
It is necessary to decide on the type of door. They can be swing or sliding, single or double. Manufacturers offer unique options that can be made to order to ensure the design is one-of-a-kind. At the same time, one should not forget about such characteristics as strength. Doors must withstand various mechanical stress.
Consumers note that the glazing of the entrance group is an excellent option to give the building a modern and stylish appearance, even if it itself does not have the most attractive design. You should also pay attention to the choice of the porch and stairs. The priority here is not only beauty, but also reliability. If we are talking about a building with more than one floor, a balcony located above the porch can act as a canopy. This proposal is especially relevant when arranging a country house or cottage.
The entrance group can be made in various architectural forms. You need to consider the appropriate decor options. Designers usually offer several basic ones.
The structure with columns looks expensive and massive, but it can only be used when the house has several floors. The appearance of such a structure will immediately indicate the well-being of its owner. The porch is made most often of brick and stone. Looks impressive, for example, granite or marble. It should be noted that the presence of both natural stone and natural wood gives the structure solidity and speaks of the good taste of the owner.
For areas dominated by long and cold winters, it makes sense to focus on the glazed porch. This design keeps the building warm while avoiding cold air from entering. Such a porch is extremely functional, so in this case it makes sense to entrust its design to specialists.
If the entrance group settles down in a country house or in a house where the owner plans to live exclusively in the warm season, you can opt for a polycarbonate entrance group. The sheets of this material are translucent and help create a minimalist design. For a more stylish look, you can decorate the building with forged elements.
For those who have a violent imagination and want to create a real fairy tale from their home, there is also where to roam. The entrance lobby can have any non-standard appearance. For houses that are far from civilization, you can use the option of creating a real magic hut. For example, railings and other elements can be made of wood, simulating roots and branches. The main thing is that the whole structure is made in the same style.