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Construction Series 3: Door construction
The third construction lecture aimed at making us consider door construction and factors to consider when installing doors.
Characteristics to consider when designing doors include:
More include: Security; hygiene; weather; protection; thermal insulation; maintenance; access; impact resistance and durability. Doors are a very important factors during construction used to provide security and to define rooms.
The most majorly used or materials are timber, UPVC, steel, glass, laminate, and recycled.
Up and Over Doors
Integrated with walls
metals – profiled steel
glass- structural glazing
glass – framed systems
man made – laminate panels
Common door accessories to also consider when installing doors are handles, locks, hinges, stops, closers, protection and signage. Different doors also require different fittings depending on the needs of the user and the purpose of the door, the door could be hinged, sliding or a double swing.