Choose from these innovative design ideas to find the right style to suit your space and project.
1. Slide away
Image: Eclisse (01476 565 497; eclisse.co.uk)
Made from a galvanised steel frame, this double pocket door has no jambs or architrave, which allows for a seamless plaster finish around the door opening. The innovative set-up can also be used with your own choice of door, giving you much greater design freedom in the finished look. Syntesis Line double pocket door system, from £714 for a model that can accommodate two H198.1xW61cm doors, Eclisse (01476 565 497; eclisse.co.uk).
2. Metal frame
Image: D&R Design (01395 548 425; dandrdesign.co.uk)
The slimline profile of Crittall steel windows makes them ideal for dividing a space without taking away natural light, such as in this extensive refurbishment project by Sti + Trevillion (020 8960 5550; stiandtrevillion.com).
A great solution if you’re looking to give your interior a contemporary industrial feel, the doors can also be incorporated into a screen or room divider for wider openings. Around £3,000 for the bespoke doors pictured, D&R Design (01395 548 425; dandrdesign.co.uk).
3. Pivot style
Image: Urban Front (01494 778 787; urbanfront.com)
For unusual-sized openings or where you want to make a big visual impact, a bespoke design is the best solution. This smart pivot door can be made in any size up to H320xW150cm and is available in a range of wood finishes (fumed oak, oak, cedar and iroko) as well as a textured bronze finish or any RAL colour.
The innovative handle locks into the floor at the twist of a key or thumbturn for added security. RAW internal doorset in American black walnut with an oiled finish, from £5,400 for H210xW120cm, Urban Front (01494 778 787; urbanfront.com).
4. Contemporary timber
Image: Modern Doors (0208 438 6329; modern-doors.co.uk)
If you’re opting for a ready-made door, look out for ranges that offer a variety of options based on the same style to give you a wider choice of matching looks. This modern design is available as a solid version, a partially glazed option and as a fire-rated door. Monza internal door in engineered timber and oak, from £255 for H198.1x W76.2cm or H198.1xW83.8cm, Modern Doors (0208 438 6329; modern-doors.co.uk).
5. Space saver
Image: Todd Doors (0800 633 5050; todd-doors.co.uk)
Pocket systems are the ideal way to maximise space in smaller rooms such as en suites, as instead of the door swinging open into the room it simply slides away into a specially designed frame concealed within the stud wall. Bespoke 8300 door in smoked oak veneer, from £289 for H198.1xW76.2cm (excluding cost of the pocket system), Todd Doors (0800 633 5050; todd-doors.co.uk).
6. Room divider
Image: Prewett Bizley Architects (020 7256 2195; prewettbizley.com)
An easy way to turn an open-plan space into separate rooms when required, these glazed doors operate on a discreet channel recessed in the ceiling for a seamless look. Bespoke oak bi-fold doors and glazed single fire door, around £4,500-£5,000, part of an extensive renovation project by Prewett Bizley Architects (020 7256 2195; prewettbizley.com).
7. Hidden addition
Image: Cochrane Design (020 7751 0075; cochranedesign.com)
This design blends into the background thanks to detailed decorative panels on each side, replicating the kitchen cabinets on one face and the fluted detail of the feature wall in the hallway on the other. Bespoke door with a black lacquer finish, price on application, Cochrane Design (020 7751 0075; cochranedesign.com).
Words: Beth Murton