Pivot Doors

It’s the 21st century and pivot doors in Melbourne are all the rage. Pivot systems have the ability to swing any designed doors with ease. It says something special about a home. Its stylish function is mainly used on contemporary homes which require a statement that only large doors can bring. It’s sleek and modern action when opened will stand out from other homes and inspire those who pass through it, as it says, this home is quality and architecturally well designed.


Armadale Doors & Leadlight can use pivot systems on any design of door. From solid construction to full glass, as long as the door has an external timber surround for the pivot system to be installed into. The advantage of using a pivot system over conventional hinged doors is their ability to open very large doors. However when making large oversized doors you must be aware that in most cases they fall outside the Australian Standards and come with no guarantee that they won’t bow. Despite this, large oversized doors are made in our industry every day. When manufacturing flush panel oversized doors, ADL recommends, where possible, that the door is manufactured with an internal steel frame, as this can prevent bowing.


We are constantly designing stained timber pivot doors in Melbourne, from a timber veneer that can be cladded with lining boards any design, or we make solid timber doors that are from 44mm to 90mm thick, depending on the design. These doors certainly give a door a very special door feel and appearance. At Armadale Doors & Leadlight we recommend doors no thinner than 44mm and recently pivoted a door that was a massive 120mm thick. This magnificent pivot door was 3000 x 1600 & was designed to make a statement, “a door that people will stop and admire as they enter” was the brief from the client.

FritsJurgens System

The features of the FritsJurgens System3 are it can turn through 360º and is characterized by a hold position at 0º, 90º, 180º and 270º. This means that the spring-loaded door turns from each 45º in both directions and stops in the desired direction. The door needs only a little force to start moving, then it continues to rotate by itself, thanks to the patented spring construction. As a result of precise damping, the door comes to rest in the hold position after two movements.

It is suitable for internal and external doors that are made from all types of material with a maximum bearing capacity of 500kg. FritsJurgens System3 is suitable for soundproof doors, doors with draft excluding, windproof and waterproof profiles, and burglar-resistant doors.


Can my pivot door be double glazed?

Yes, the most energy efficient way is to have a 12mm air space in the double glazed unit. With any door that has DGU the thickness of the unit reduces the space in the door for any mouldings around the glass. In most cases they are square finished.

Can I have glass in my pivot door?

Yes, leadlight pivot doors in Melbourne can be made to any door design that has a timber surround.

How big can I make my pivot door?

Pivot doors can be made much larger than conventional hinged doors. The height should be no more than 3000 or you could expect some major bowing in the door, this will hinder the pivot motion. The maximum width is 2000mm however you must use the required pivot model to suit every individual width and weight.

I have no idea what style my home is; can you help me with a design to suit?

We would love to! If you have photos of your façade we are able to advise you on the designs that suit or we can design something completely unique if required! All in keeping with the style of your home.

What if my door isn’t a standard size?

Not a problem! We make all our doors to order in any size required.

Do you install, stain or paint?

Yes we can install – our doors, frames & glass/leadlights by our finishing carpenters. Staining is always done in the controlled environment of our factory in Malvern. We can provide factory spray prime undercoats. However we do not paint final top coats as they are normally done on site after installation by others. We recommend the services of Living Colours.

What is the required information needed to obtain an estimate or quote? Will I have to provide accurate measurements?

It is best to send an email with rough measurements & photos of the existing opening. If you have plans or pictures of your façade they should also be attached. Any design ideas can also be sent so we can provide you with an accurate estimate or quote. If you wish to go ahead then we will advise you of the next steps.