2 Performance Requirements Weather ExclusionSecurityFire ResistanceThermal and Sound InsulationPrivacyFunctionalDurability
3 Definitions Frame Head Jamb or stile Architrave The surround of a door opening which also supports the doorand the surround to the door itself.HeadThe horizontal member of the frame above the door.Jamb or stileThe vertical member of the door frame.ArchitraveThe trim around the joint between theframe.
4 Solid Timber door Top rail 120mm x 45mm Glass Muntins 120mm x 45mm Middle railThis type of door is usually fitted with glass panels held in position by slips on the inside.This door is usually hung using one and a half pair of solid brass butt hinges.Suitable timber could be Ash, Oak, Mahogany or Redwood.StileSolid timber panelsBottom rail 220mm x 45mm
5 Internal door frame (lining) Door frames are squared by measuring the diagonals from head to points A & B as shown by the red line.A & B are an equal distance from the head.HeadBraceStileHousing thickness ½ the width of the stile and a 1/3 the thickness.StileABHeadTemporary distance piece to keep stiles parallel
6 Position when Hanging a door Architrave150mmHinges250mmUniform margin of approximately 1mm round door
8 Ledged door Basic types of door used mainly for external use. Timber should be treated with preservatives if possible; otherwise the tongued and grooved joints should be primed before assembly.LedgeTimber boards (usually soft wood)
9 Ledged and braced doorFramed Ledged and braced doorBraceFrame
10 Timber French doors Internal Flush door A domestic flush door has a thin skin of plywood or hardboard on either side.The central core is made from a lattice/cellular core (egg crate).A decorative veneering can be applied to both sides.
11 Six panel solid timber door. Materials from which externaldoors can be made.Plastic uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride)Powder Coated AluminiumSteel (security and industrial doors)