Guide to Aluco Aluminium steel-look

Aluco Aluminium steel-look products are some of the best Heritage, Art-Deco and Industrially-styled doors and windows on the market today. Available for the outside of the home as well as a spectacular range of doors, screens and partitions for inside. We’ve put together a guide to the product range available as well as some of its design features

living room with aluco aluminium steel-look glazing

About Aluco Aluminium Steel-Look Glazing

The entire Aluco aluminium steel-look glazing product range is made in the UK and comprises a comprehensive collection of steel-inspired glazing for the home. The design features all take inspiration from classic metal windows such as the well-known Crittall® range.

This aluminium collection is not a replica or like-for-like replacement for the genuine article. Instead, it takes the design of Heritage and Art-Deco glazing, specifically the slimline profiles and the grid-like design.

In the entire range you’ll find all the distinctive features making these steel-look products so desirable:

  • Slimline aluminium profiles with the glazing bars creating a multi-panel look
  • Signature design details on doors such as the thick lock backplate or deep bottom rails
  • Consistent sightlines throughout
  • A choice of contemporary or period door and window handles
Aluco Aluminium steel-look grey window in a bathroom

Exterior Aluco steel-look windows

For general window replacements, there’s an excellent range of steel-styled casement and fixed windows.

These come at virtually unlimited sizes and designs including bay and bow windows. Ideal for general window replacements or a newly built opening, they’re stylish and highly effective.

Of course, you get the energy efficiency, security and weather performance you expect from modern windows but in the classic style.

Aluco Aluminium steel-look black doors in a traditional house

Steel-inspired Exterior Doors

One of our most popular products is the steel-look residential door. Single and double door sets, with or without matching sidelights create the familiar design of period doors.

These bespoke doors come with all the desirable design details of Scandi and Art-Deco designs. Thick plates behind the doors, optional deep bottom rails. There’s also a gorgeous range of heritage or modern hardware in a choice of finishes.

We can accommodate nearly all types of designs and even fit opening windows in door sidelights.

black interior heritage door in a lounge

Interior Art-Deco and steel-look doors and screens

It’s possible to use the exterior steel-look doors inside the home. And we do them even better by designing them without a threshold. As a result, your floors run consistently past the door and there’s no step-over.

However, the Aluco aluminium steel-look interior door range does it even better. These doors are specifically designed as internal doors. They don’t need the thermal insulation of exterior doors. Even better, they come as single glazed doors with safety glass of course, just like wood or other glazed doors.

With elegant hardware, no locking option, sleek lines and that desirable black matt finish, these are arguably the finest interior steel-inspired doors on the market today.

Single doors, double doors, side or top panels are all part of the range.

interior steel-look sliding doors

Interior steel-look sliding doors

Again, offering a unique and fit-for-purpose product in aluminium are internal steel-look sliding doors.

Most other products you see are exterior grade doors fitted internally. The drawback to these products is they rely on a bottom track. Therefore there’s the inevitable step over and you don’t get your flooring or carpets running through seamlessly.

Aluco steel-look sliding doors again come as a dedicated product designed for interior use. A great alternative to the more expensive steel alternatives and creating beautiful screens and sliding partitions inside the home.

The perfect Art-Deco and Industrial look with Aluco Aluminium steel-look glazing

Our Letchworth Showroom showcases the entire steel-look range by Aluco as well as our extensive range of bifolding doors, sliding doors and windows for the home.

Contact us today to discuss your project with us or arrange a free quotation.

Published on May 31, 2021

Some of the images on our website are indicative images illustrating how products may look. Please contact us for full product details and specifications.
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Customer Reviews

Ordered Origin bifold doors. Diane, Marsha and Danny have been a pleasure to deal with. Slight delay to install date but all handled professionally. Fitters completed in one day as agreed. The product is excellent, would thoroughly recommend.
David N
David N
10:44 25 Sep 21
Lovely aluminium French Doors.Initial issue with square of door sorted out immediately and the response from both the office and the fitter was excellent. I would fully recommend Open Living Ltd.
colin H.
colin H.
13:43 02 Feb 21
Excellent service designing, removing previous (tough job it was) and installing two bespoke floor to celing windows.
Richard J.
Richard J.
13:22 19 Jan 21
Open Living was one of the last suppliers we discovered, but we were taken by their great range of windows, doors and lanterns as well as their sales team. Diane walked us through the many options but also listened to our preferences. Rather than steering us toward the most expensive option they were usually able to offer a choice on each aspect and the pricing was very transparent and competitive. Excellent quality ranges of windows, doors and lanterns. We opted for the Origin bi-fold doors, Origin aluminium windows and Atlas roof lights, all superb build quality/spec and great colour options.The installation team led by Danny and backed up in the office by the all-knowing Marsha and Linda were efficient, thorough and a pleasure to have on-site, coordinating well with our builder. Our neighbours also used Open Living before us and had a few issues at installation, but we believe these were mainly due to a supplier issue. All our windows, doors and roof lights went in as planned, well secured and sealed, with no damage.The only little point of feedback on their whole process is that the final quote and specification can spread across more than one document which did add a little uncertainty. This meant we had to double-check exactly what was coming. An all-inclusive final statement of all the options would be good. However, with a little bit of checking everything did come exactly as expected and we are extremely happy with the finished project.We would definitely recommend Open Living.
Paul E.
Paul E.
11:21 29 Aug 20
Fantastic service, great customer care. 5****
Angela I.
Angela I.
08:40 02 Jul 20
Good staff ,great fitters excellent product!
Paulo R.
Paulo R.
17:45 07 Jun 20
Open Living installed Origin bi-folding doors for our home. Their quality and service has been excellent throughout. Very trustworthy company. Right from the start, they provided good advice to help us select the right doors for our home; their quote was very competitive; their customer service was excellent throughout as they kept us updated on progress. The quality of the doors and the installation has been top-notch. Would highly recommend.
Kinjal P.
Kinjal P.
11:06 05 Jun 20
Bought a bifold door for our house extension. Great quality products and fantastic service. Very happy with Open Living
Ajith S.
Ajith S.
14:37 21 May 20
We have just had are bifolding doors fitted,We're over the moon. Marsha is very helpful and friendly.Service was great 😀Would recommend open living.Geoff
Geoff P.
Geoff P.
10:01 18 May 20
Open living installed our ORIGIN bi-fold doors about a year ago now. The fitters were great guys with really good standards. We are so pleased with our installation. It’s great 👍
Phil B.
Phil B.
22:48 02 May 20
We purchased 1 set of bifold and 1 set of French patio doors, both Origin. Sales approach and customer service was excellent. Fitting and installation also excellent. Can't fault the product, either. Would have been 5 stars if it wasn't for an issue we had around the height of the threshold, which turned out to be much higher than we wanted/were expecting. This issue was resolved in a satisfactory way after discussion. Would definitely recommend, but my advice is to make sure the threshold height for patio doors is agreed at the survey and written on the paperwork before parting with any money.
Ashley B.
Ashley B.
07:52 10 Mar 20
Lovely people to do business with, we bought some BiFold doors and a window from OpenLiving. We did have a couple of minor teething issues once fitted but these were dealt with quickly and without fuss. Recommended!
Dino L.
Dino L.
14:03 28 Sep 19
I looked into a number of companies before deciding on Open Living in Letchworth for our bifold doors. I wanted the bifolds to be from a manufacturer that was very regarded, and Origin (though Open Living can also supply from Schuco and some other suppliers) certainly fall in that camp. I also liked the fact that Open Living were close to home, which made repeated visits to their showroom easy to make. Throughout the process, Linda and Marsha were professional and courteous and I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is looking to get bifolds to put OpenLiving Ltd on their shortlist.
Roy
Roy
16:16 04 Jul 19
So far I have ordered 12.5m sliding doors, 1 set of aluminium bi-folds and 5 windows from Open Living. The fitters are all great guys, and they take time to do a good job.The service and the products supplied have been excellent. I will be ordering more windows and do not hesitate to recommend them.
jeff H.
jeff H.
11:30 17 May 19
Had some OW80 windows that were fitted some time ago (by other installers, who had lost the cill caps).Marsha kindly helped me get some replacement items from Origin despite there being no financial incentive for open living to do so.Assistance has been very much appreciated and would highly recommend.
Mark I.
Mark I.
07:32 13 Mar 19
Great service and choice of products. Highly recommend Open Living
Allison M.
Allison M.
11:11 10 Dec 18
Great service from start to finish. The origin windows and doors look fab. Can highly recommend.
Emma G.
Emma G.
11:15 27 Nov 18
Great price on a roof lantern. Installed on schedule.
Niall R.
Niall R.
14:51 31 Oct 18
Great Service from start to finish. Communication was great. The fitting team were first classWw will recommend and use again in the future.
Asa H.
Asa H.
18:30 04 Sep 18
Superb all roundMarsha was polite and informativeThe system itself is sleek and works greatThe fitter I had was polite and very effective, clean and professionalAnd the price was not only reasonable but the cheapestI genuinely don’t know why you would opt for a more expensive system or company when the origin system provided by this company does it allSuper happy and will use on other properties I haveUse these guys, awesome3772.00 for 3 leaf fitted in a week!! Immense !LukeBishops Stortford
luke J.
luke J.
18:33 18 Aug 18
Great service and brilliant product. Really happy with how the house now looks. Couldn’t recommend them any higher.
Stuart C.
Stuart C.
18:06 23 Jun 18
Had a great experience with Open Living. We had a 6m run of Origin bi-fold doors, an Atlas sky light some upvc windows installed. Customer Service and communication was good throughout, the installation guys did a good job and their technical guy was helpful with determining levels so we could achieve a level and flush threshold on the door. On top of this they were by far the lowest priced installer we found for the Origin doors which we had quoted by another three suppliers. Would recommend to others and will use again.
Richard N.
Richard N.
20:02 22 Jun 18
Great customer service from start to finish. Very helpful and competitive price.Installation was fast and of good standard.Would highly recommend Open Living.
Noleen P.
Noleen P.
11:15 06 Jun 18
We weren't quite sure what bi-folding doors would be best but all the options were clearly and concisely laid out before us and some great solutions suggested to the issues we hadn't been able to work out on our own or with our builder. The showroom has lots of choice, brilliantly set out. We decided that Open Living would install our doors and they came and did a wonderful job.Looking forward to the spring to really get our new "open living" lifestyle underway!!
Paul S.
Paul S.
17:26 27 Feb 17
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