Elevate every detail: exploring the world of premium door hardware solutions

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20 March 2024


4 min read

The smallest details can have the greatest impact on the look and feel of a space, and premium door hardware is a key way architects and designers can elevate their designs from the very first impression.

Every facet, no matter how seemingly insignificant, contributes to the overall aesthetic and functionality of a space. It's a symphony of elements working together to create an experience that resonates with its users, and premium door hardware solutions are unsung heroes of sophisticated and highly resolved spaces. 

To better understand how to integrate premium door hardware solutions into your project, we sat down with Entro architectural sales manager Andrew McKay, who shares the significance of door hardware solutions to the experience of a space. 

The fusion of form & function

Door hardware plays a pivotal role in creating a cohesive visual identity within a space, shares McKay. 

By seamlessly integrating with architectural elements, door hardware not only enhances the overall aesthetic appeal but also contributes to the useability of a commercial space.

Consider a sleek, contemporary office space. The choice of premium door hardware, with its smooth operation and ergonomic design, not only complements a modern aesthetic but also ensures ease of use for employees and visitors alike. Additionally, adhering to safety standards such as fire resistance and accessibility regulations, door hardware solutions prioritise both functionality and security. 

“Customisation includes tailored finishes, unique designs, and adaptable configurations. This customisation capability allows door hardware to seamlessly align with specific design themes, adhere to branding guidelines, and cater to the diverse needs of users.”

Innovations driving durability

In today's ever-evolving landscape, innovation is key to staying ahead and safety compliance is essential to providing solutions that meet architects' designers’ and users’ needs. 

"Entro’s door hardware complies with all building, life safety, and accessibility codes and carries the necessary certification for occupancy approvals. To ensure consistency is maintained, a quality control process is in place with a high proportion of products being tested for fire, durability, and security performance. This enables us to offer an extended 25-year warranty on key products."

This commitment to quality not only instils confidence in users but also underscores the durability of architectural elements, safeguarding the investment in quality products long-term.

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, sustainability is a guiding principle in architectural design. 

“At Entro when it comes to our planet, we support the long game. Not only do we provide premium products that last, minimising the disposable impact of these elements, we believe that the possibilities should remain for those who come after us.”

By integrating sustainable practices into the production of premium door hardware solutions, Entro exemplifies its commitment to environmental responsibility.

“We take our environmental commitment seriously and we aim to minimise our impact by continuously reviewing our methods, materials, and processes, and continue to seek out ways to lessen the environmental impact of our existence ensuring that we create an optimal approach to our business operations.”

Designing for success

The selection of premium door hardware is not merely an afterthought but a strategic decision that can significantly impact the success of a project. 

“Door hardware enhances the aesthetic appeal, design continuity, user experience, and long-term performance of architectural spaces, contributing to the overall success and value of the project.” shares McKay. “Architects and designers should prioritise the selection of premium door hardware solutions that align with project goals, user needs, and design aspirations, ensuring a cohesive and memorable built environment that resonates with occupants and stakeholders.”

Selecting the right hardware for a project requires careful consideration and expertise. 

“Entro provides dedicated consulting services to assist architects and designers in navigating the specification process, ensuring that the chosen door hardware seamlessly aligns with the design intent.”

This personalised approach not only ensures functional efficacy but also enhances the overall cohesiveness of the commercial space.

Looking ahead, innovations within the industry mean cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices are further enhancing door hardware design and the user experience, empowering architects to push the boundaries of innovation while addressing the complex challenges of the built environment.

“Premium door hardware offers greater customisation options to meet the unique needs and preferences of architects and their clients including bespoke design solutions tailored to specific project requirements, enabling greater creativity and flexibility in architectural design.

Open possibilities with premium door hardware today

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