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Doors: Design ideas, inspiration & pictures

  1. Gate:  Front doors by Sam Contractors Ipoh, Modern
  2. Gate:  Front doors by Sam Contractors Ipoh, Modern
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  4. Gate:  Front doors by Sam Contractors Ipoh, Modern
  5.  Doors by 耀昀創意設計有限公司/Alfonso Ideas, Scandinavian
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  6.  Front doors by FingerHaus GmbH - Bauunternehmen in Frankenberg (Eder), Modern
  7.  Front doors by meier architekten zürich, Country
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  9.  Doors by EVA architecten, Modern
  10.  Sliding doors by 達譽設計, Country
  11.  Doors by 青築制作, Eclectic
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  12.  Doors by JCCalvente, Minimalist
  13.  Wooden doors by homify, Modern
  14.  Doors by IQ Glass UK, Modern
  15.  Front doors by RAMLE Arquitectos, Modern
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  16.  Doors by René Flores Photography, Modern
  17.  Front doors by AD+ arquitectura, Modern Wood Wood effect
  18.  Doors by Planlife Edificaciones, Modern
  19.  Sliding doors by Gestionarq, arquitectos en Xàtiva, Modern
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  20.  Front doors by cesar sierra daza Arquitecto, Rustic Solid Wood Multicolored
  21.  Doors by URBANZA, Modern
  22.  Doors by 木博士團隊/動念室內設計制作, Modern
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  23.  Glass doors by Anyway Doors, Modern
  24.  Front doors by homify, Modern
  25.  Doors by AAPA건축사사무소, Modern
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  26.  Doors by SA31ARQUITECTURA, Modern
  27.  Front doors by Promed, Mediterranean
  28.  Doors by Footprint Architects Ltd, Modern
  29.  Doors by 懷謙建設有限公司, Minimalist
  30.  Doors by WITHJIS(위드지스), Modern
  31.  Doors by Sistemacase Srls, Modern Engineered Wood Transparent
  32.  Doors by D P Woodtech Pvt Ltd, Asian
  33.  Glass doors by WITHJIS(위드지스), Modern Aluminium/Zinc

Doors are elements that allow movement and provide security between two physically separated spaces. Depending upon the availability of material and the nature of use, doors have been fabricated from wood, metal, glass, as well as plastic. Typically a door measures 3’x7’ keeping in mind the nature of space and ergonomics. However, this is not a standard feature and doors can be built in shapes and sizes of varying type mainly dedicated by the user requirements. A door assembly usually consists of the main solid panel supported on hinges or pivots and kept secured by means of a locking system. Additionally, doors also feature elements such as door closers, handles, peepholes, vision windows, drop down seals, etc. depending upon the position of the door and nature of use. Further, doors can be designed to be fire resistant, acoustically efficient, as well as temperature insulated by doing certain tweaks and additions in the overall design.

What are the typical materials used to fabricate a door?

Wood

Wood has been the oldest and still remains the most popular material for fabricating doors. Wooden doors are used on both,  the interiors as well as on the front and allow the possibility of intricate design on its surface. On a whole, wooden doors are easier to work with and it is not difficult to find craftsmen that are familiar with the material. Abundance of raw material and readily available labour makes wooden doors one of the cheapest and value for money products.

Steel

Mild steel or MS is the commonly used steel type for fabricating doors. Steel doors offer better resistance to natural wear and tear and are comparatively heavier than wooden doors. These doors are often without any ornamentation and are mostly installed in commercial or storage spaces. Owing to specialized construction mechanisms, steel doors tend to be more expensive than wooden doors.

Glass

Glass is one of the most sought after materials for fabricating doors, especially in the residential and commercial spaces. These doors look far sleeker and appealing than most of doors built from other materials. Depending upon the user requirement and nature of space, users can choose from a variety of glass types such as, low-e, extra clear, toughened, or laminated glass, etc. each of these types have special features that can be combined to achieve desired results. Glass door manufacturers are widely spread and can easily customize the door according to your opening size and budgets.

Aluminium

Besides mild steel, aluminium too is a very popular metal choice for fabricating doors. Aluminium doors are usually manufactured with factory made sections which are usually assembled on site according to the opening size. Most of the times, aluminium doors are combined with glass panels to create interesting designs as well as achieve faster production. Aluminium doors are relatively cheaper and one can easily find vendors and installers in even semi-urban and rural areas.

What are the different types of door hardware?

Hinges

Hinges are one of the most basic of door elements since they are the ones that support the door and allow the swing motion. Hinges can be designed to allow a 90 degree swing or even a complete 180 degree swing depending upon the user requirement. Hinges can be the typical pin hinges that are installed on the sides with 2 or 3 on each side depending upon the weight of the door. Alternatively, you can also opt for offset hinges or floor hinges depending upon the material of the door or any possible cladding on the door panel.

Locks

Since security is one of the prime functions of any door, locks are one of the most essential factors that are associated with access control. Locks could be the normal mortise lock that can be operated with a key or they could be the modern electromagnetic locks that can be operated with access card readers in case of security doors. For further security, you can also opt for tower bolts that can be installed on the top as well as on the bottom of the door frame.

Closers

Closers are hardware that assists in bringing the door automatically to its original position after it is opened.  Door closers are usually installed on the top frame of the door and can be exposed or concealed in the door depending upon the user requirements.

Sealants

Although they might seem insignificant, sealants play a major role in keeping away sound, difference in temperature and to an extent also help in improving fire resistance.

How much time does it take to install a door?

Installation of doors depend upon multiple factors, primary amongst them are size of door, material whether steel, wood, etc, quality and number of workmen, and availability of materials. Naturally, if a door has to be installed in an under construction building, it is a much faster process since the holdfasts that are embedded in the wall are easy to work with. However in the case of reinstalling a door, it takes longer since the carpenters have to not only remove the door panel but also the door frame which involves taking out the holdfasts embedded into the wall. However considering typical estimates, reinstalling a normal 3’x7’ wooden door might take about 3-5 hours for a team of 2 while a larger 6’x9’ metal door might take upto a whole day for a team of 3. Further, installing the locks can take an estimated time of around 30mins to an hour depending upon its type and material of the door panel.