Recent Ryterna project – Vagabond winery facade at Battersea power station. Winery owners wanted to have glazing facade featuring easy transformation into open space cafe. In addition, the conventional entrance door matching the whole facade idea was necessary as well. The very important specification was low maintenance. Above all, we can hide sectional door hardware or make to match the interior.
The shopfront divided by pillars into five different size spaces resulting in the whole layout solution. The biggest challenge for us was to get a uniform design across the whole facade. Consequently, we decided to use our 40 mm thick insulated aluminium profiles with clear scratch-proof acrylic double glazing.
We decided to fill two narrow spaces on both sides with fascia panels made to look like a sectional door. Fascias are fixed and serve as a usual showcase. The two biggest openings we closed with sectional doors powered by 3-phase electric motors, control systems, and double safety edges for safe operation and smooth performance. Closing the central opening dedicated to the entrance door was the most complicated task. Finally, we decided to install Ryterna double side-hinged door made of the same glazed panels. We fitted the door with a rebated frame, four handlebars, pneumatic closers, and a transom window.
Finally, we had to take care of the appearance. We powder coated doors and fascias from outside and inside. In addition, sectional door tracks are powder coated as well to match the interior. The nastiest part of the sectional door is the springs on the shaft. Along with brackets, spring and cable break safety devices they create a very industrial and rude image. Unfortunately, we can’t paint these parts. Therefore we made covers to hide all that stuff. Interior colour powder-coated covers, ‘disappear’ in the interior.
Having installed a glazed sectional door rather than ‘normal’ showcase business owners can easily transform closed space into an open and vice-versa. Whilst sitting inside the cafe customers can enjoy nice weather. Shop and cafe owners can roll out their businesses on to the sidewalk and get more customers inside.