Aug 03, 2007 10:26 am
The house we plan to build shows 1450 wide sliding door with fixed part adjacent to trough with a wasted space of approx 700 cm between trough and glass panel.. we are hence unable to extend the bench till the outer wall where the door will be. I was wondering if swapping this with a fixed window at benchtop height and a hinged door instead was a better option. The plan is to use the laundry for kids art and craft activities but i am not sure if swapping is gonna make it another dark poky room. Overall laundry dimensions are 2.5x3.1 m and outer wall is the large sliding door instead of brickwork.
Re: laundry sliding doors2
Aug 03, 2007 11:11 am
Can you put up a sketch?
I'm a big fan of the trough being right beside the door - that way when I'm washing out my sailing gear I can get it rinsed in the tub then out the door while it's still dripping - it's not inside the house.
Re: laundry sliding doors3
Aug 29, 2007 9:10 pm
The 1450mm wide sliding door is the new way to fit a door in a laundry.
But I see your point. Why not opt for a standard door adapted to a window at bench height as you say - most builders do this. But have the door fully glazed to give you light. It should not cost any more.
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Re: laundry sliding doors4
Aug 31, 2007 2:16 pm
Well Hubby discouraged me from any more changes to the plans and we signed the contract soon after my previous post. I asked them to delete the laundry upgrade option (getting a cabinet with trough, 1 upper and 1 lower cabinet and broom cupboard which would still not hold the vacc. )we will now have the trough approx 300 cm away from the glass panel. i will get the laundry fitout later on.
Ed, the laundry is on the western side and will be quite dark so I left the original option of sliding door. Is it expensive to put security screens on these or shall we just leave it as is?
Yak-chat.. I will post the drawings soon .
Re: laundry sliding doors5
Aug 31, 2007 6:48 pm
I reckon a standard security screen for a 1450 door would be around $250 fitted. Though I don't think they offer any more security than the glass sliding door. I think a flydoor would be $150. You could get a stainless mesh screen for about $300. In all cases I recommend Timbarra in Hallam - the used to supply Metricthingy.
But all these do reduce the light coming in.
You could fit obscure film to the glass behind the bench and even the door to bench height - this would give illumination without visible clutter (laundries do get that way sometimes).
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Re: laundry sliding doors6
Sep 01, 2007 1:09 am
Vp - I can picture it now - ed's description - + taking time to think through your description in my head sorted it
While it's all done now - I think putting in a glass door and extending the benck out to the wall with a window above, and cupboard space below would have given you more usable space with still enough light.
Any way - once your in you can work it out.
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