Types of Internal Door
Simply by fitting new doors you can create quite an impression within your home or workplace. Doors are touched and seen close up every day, so don’t just go for the cheapest replacements, look at the rest of your furniture and fittings, what are you trying to achieve.
There are many types of internal doors on the market but arguably the most commonly fitted doors would include panel doors, moulded doors and fire resistant doors. Here is a summary description of each of these door types.
These doors are typically of the four-panel type finish, but there are many variations and a specialist supplier such as blacketts should be able to match the new door to the rest of your doors. These doors have solid soft or hardwood frames and panels so you can cut and plane them down to fit a particular frame.
These copy the style of a traditional panel door but cost less. The shaped surface can be formed from wood, plastic or manmade board, sometimes with a wood effect or coloured surface.
Fire Resistant Doors
Loft and garage access doors are required by the Building Regulations to be fire-resistant but more and more new homes are fitted with this safety feature throughout, as are newly upgraded period properties. The doors are thicker than normal (44-54mm) and are rated with a fire resistance time between 30 minutes and one hour.
You can choose between flush, moulded or even glazed patterns. This type of door has a dense compressed core material and the extra weight means they need a strong frame and special hinges as well as a closing mechanism. Replacing your standard internal door with a fire-resistant type is a job for a joiner, as the frame may need to be changed to include a sealant strip that seals the room against smoke in the event of a fire.
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