Building Construction Handbook, Sixth Edition

Domestic and Industrial Doors

Doors Performance Requirements

Doors ~ can be classed as external or internal. External doors are usually thicker and more robust in design than internal doors since they have more functions to fulfil.

Typical Functions ~

Door Types

External Doors ~ these are available in a wide variety of types and styles in timber, aluminium alloy or steel. The majority of external doors are however made from timber, the metal doors being mainly confined to fully glazed doors such as patio doors .

Typical Examples of External Doors ~

Typical examples of purpose made and non-standard external doors ~

External Door Frames

Door Frames ~ these are available for all standard external doors and can be obtained with a fixed solid or glazed panel above a door height transom. Door frames are available for doors opening inwards or outwards. Most door frames are made to the recommendations set out in BS 4787: Internal and external wood doorsets, door leaves and frames. Specification for dimensional requirements.

Typical Example ~

Door Ironmongery

Door Ironmongery ~ available in a wide variety of materials, styles and finisher s but will consist of essentially the same components:-Hinges or Butts these are used to fix the door to its frame or lining and to enable it to pivot about its hanging edge.

Locks, Latches and Bolts ~ the means of keeping the door in its closed position and providing the required degree of security. The handles and cover plates used in conjunction with locks and...

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