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:

 Fire Resistance

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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.

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Door materials

The most majorly used or materials are timber, UPVC, steel, glass, laminate, and recycled.

Door types

Hinged Doors

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Sliding Doors

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Folding Doors

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Revolving doors

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Automatic Doors

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Roller Shutters

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Up and Over Doors

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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.

Common Door Patterns

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  • door schedules

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