hi all,can anyone recommend an alternative to black steel framed doors to achieve similar look. i've been advised steel frame are 3x the cost of aluminium..😣😪happy to order from overseas. we are in south Aus. inspo pics attachedT.I.A
consider black aluminimum that can be custom made locally to suit your reno and extensions
Looking at your inspiration pics , you want slim profile and lots of glass ( which I like ) , and my experience aluminium that small bends easily , which means things are breezy , things leak , things break . Steel is tougher and heavier , but you get what you pay for -- if you are getting bigger than say 1.5 x 1.5 with slim profiles , I'd opt for steel and bugger the price !
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Building regulations are different in Australia to other countries and the minimum Window frame size and glass specifications here are determined by set structural requirements as well as where you live and your area's wind loads. The image below is an Australian made Aluminium Frame Door with a similar look to the last photo in your post. The Horizontal and vertical "bars" you see are planted on to the glass on both sides and are not structural (are not part of the outer frame) and so these can be fine profile pieces looking similar to steel frame windows.
Most window manufacturers here in South Australia use their own unique extrusion profiles for their doors and frames (some have smaller extrusions than others) and so I would suggest that you do the rounds and visit each of these to find a manufacturer who uses a code compliant frame profile size that you like and then also choose a fine "bar" extrusion you like to achieve the look you are after.
Hope this helps. Malcolm