Irish Life, Dublin – Stainless Steel Framed Doors

Mirror Polished Stainless Steel Doors at Irish Life, Abbey Street

  • Country: Ireland
  • Architect: Millimetre Design
  • Main contractor: Forde Construction

Irish Life, Abbey Street – Stainless Steel Framed Restaurant Entrance Doors

Project Overview

KCC were commissioned to supply and install mirror polished stainless steel framed doors for the Restaurant Entrance of the Irish Life Building in Lower Abbey Street, Dublin.

Design Brief

The design of the stainless steel framed doors at the entrance to the Irish Life Restaurant was such as to achieve a luxurious style with an aesthetic depth perception, whilst using narrow-style 40mm thick door leaves.

The Different Elements:

  • The Doors were mounted on Dorma door pivots, finished with a bespoke KCC Architectural full-width stainless steel notched threshold.
  • KCC Architectural Back-to-Back Bolt through 70mm Cranked 19mm Ø 600mm long satin brushed stainless steel push/pull handles were mounted exactly at mid height to match existing hardware on site.
  • The doors were glazed with 6mm-14 Air-6mm Clear Toughened Double Glazed Units and were fitted with proprietary self adhesive brush seals for draft limiting.
  • KCC Architectural stainless steel KD9200 cam action surface mounted closers with mirror polished covers and parallel arms were mounted on the push side of the door leaves.

The Finish

The Dow Corning SG Silicone system allowed the backpainted glass to be directly bonded to the pre-existing timber structure with minimal tooling, and minimal framing, the overall result of which, is a bright, airy floating effect on the whole construction.