The Evolution of the Panoramic Door
Beginning in 2009 when he moved to America from England, Alan Rees continued his passion for designing and developing products that uniquely answer the needs of the customer. The Panoramic Door is such a product.
Unlike traditional bi-fold doors, the Panoramic Door offers more usability, requires less floor space to operate, and has a clean, modern appearance free of exposed hinges and, shoot bolts, and pull handles.
The Idea for the Panoramic Door is Born
Glass Build, Los Vegas, NV. In 2009, Alan Rees (the creator of the Panoramic Doors) was walking show looking at folding doors when he first had the idea of creating a door system with independent panels is a dual glazed design. While there was a single glazed slide and swing system in operation, it was cumbersome, not user-friendly, no weatherproofing, little or no security, and poor U-values.
Alan’s idea was to develop a folding door with the following parameters:
- completely hide the hardware
- clean sight lines
- easy to use
- More versatile — the panels would have to remain independent of each other.
- There would also be a need to make the door both with aluminium and wood.
- Also, the door needed to be bottom track supported, not top hung.
One Year into R&D Sees the Creation of Magnaline™
The development of the Magnaline™ Hardware was groundbreaking. With it, Alan Rees was finally able to create a fully functional system consisting of independent operating panels that rolled on wheels instead of being suspended from the top track. This new system did not require the bulky hinges found on bi-fold patio doors. Yet, with Magnaline™, the panels would be able to pivot open much like traditional bi-folds.
April 22, 2010
First YouTube Video of the Panoramic Door in Action
The PVC Door Gets Its Own Proprietary Design
The PVC Panoramic Door is Developed
Panoramic Doors Comes to England
In 2012, Alan Rees, the creator of the Panoramic Door system and Magnaline™ Systems, teamed with New Wave Doors to bring the Panoramic Door system to England.
Panoramic Doors Severs Its Partnership with New Wave Doors
Alan Rees makes a strategic business decision to sever ties with New Wave Doors and continue innovating the Panoramic Door in a separate company. Thus was born Panoramic Doors UK.
The All New PVC Door is Developed in America
It was finally time to design the PVC version of the Panoramic Door from scratch. Up until now, an off-the-shelf profile had been used. The new profile would be designed specifically for the Panoramic Door System.
The eeCore™ Panoramic Door Profile is Developed in the UK
Thermal bowing affects all thermally broken doors and windows. This phenomenon can have many adverse effects on the operation of your door. With the development of eeCore™, Panoramic Doors can offer the strength and beauty of aluminium while providing stability and thermal efficiency of PVC.
Panoramic Doors Aquires Welglaze Windows, Alumen Windows and Doors, and Epwin Glass
2018 saw the formation of the Panoramic Group. With the acquisition of a PVC window company, an aluminium window and sliding door company, as well as a glass manufacturing plant, the Panoramic Group is well situated for continued growth by offering our customers even more great products for their homes.