Unique renovation and restoration requests are like challenges to Tradewood Industries’ experts.
From bending glass, installing curtain walls, designing new safety products and incorporating non-traditional window and door design, our experts have tackled some fairly difficult projects.
Recently, one such difficult challenge came in the form of a miniature door - yes, miniature - to accommodate the needs of the home’s family dog.
Working on the traditional doggy door principle of matching size to animal, Tradewood’s experts (with architect Paul Raff Studio) designed a functional, contemporary, framed door that allows the family dog to enter and exit, with safety features that prevent unauthorized access to the home.
Tradewood’s expert installers used a water jet to cut the opening in the home’s existing thermal glass panels adjacent to the all-wood, contemporary-designed door.
The doggy door, which is motion-activated from the inside, is framed in steel in a style that echoes the home’s design. The flaps are designed to be weather-resistant and flexible, and close securely with magnets to the inner frame.
The entire doggy door, when closed, protects from weather and discourages the entry of insects or creepy-crawlies into the home.
We call it one of those unique requests, but at the same time, Tradewood’s experts love the challenge a non-traditional door design brings.
In the case of the doggy door, we had fun with this one - and our furry client gave us two paws up!
Do you have a unique design request for your own home? Call Tradewood Industries today at 905-641-4949, or send us an information request via the website at http://www.tradewoodindustries.com/quote-request.