A door purchase can be a once in a lifetime event, or two to three times at the most on average. Certain terminology used in the industry will pop up from time to time. Of course, Statesman Doors, or one of their helpful authorised resellers are always on hand to help you decipher the lingo so you get exactly the right door products for your project, but here is a list of the most common terms to help you make an informed choice or assist you with your research.
A tubular or cylindrical lock placed into a door via a bored opening.
This is a sliding door system that is built into the wall, so that the door disappears on opening completely into the pocket. A popular, contemporary door solution that is ideal for properties with limited space.
The internal composition of a door.
Doors that are tailor-made to meet individual requirements. Choosing an alternative to the stock doors from our range allows clients to request special sizes and alternative designs to match their specific needs.
Contains the tumbler and keyhole of a lock. This is the part of the lock into which the key is fit.
The leaves of the full door, attached to the frame.
The part of the frame upon which the door leaf rests when closed. It limits the door's opening swing.
A frame with two rebates - also called a Mull Post.
Door which is hinged in such a way that it may be swung open both inward and outward.
Insulated glazing (IG) comprising 2 panes of glass separated by a vacuum or gas filled space to reduce heat transfer across a part of the building envelope. STATESMAN DOORS has a number of double glazed products available in our HAWTHORN, SORRENTO, TUSCANY and WAKEFIELD ranges.
A way of locking two wood pieces together to form a tighter and stronger bond.
Doors made up of timbers that have been constructed from small pieces of timber, glued together, and then over veneered.
Finger Jointed Laminated Board is an engineered wood product composed of small solid pieces of timber joined using finger joints and glued end to end or side by side to produce usable lengths. This type of construction is generally much more stable than solid timber and also allows the economic utilization of what would otherwise be wasted off-cuts.
A measure of the space between the floor and the bottom of the door.
A bolt that is flush with the face or edge of the door when retracted.
The surrounding edge of the door to which the door panel is attached. Includes the head, sill and jambs of the door.
The timber components (e.g. linings & casings) that are fitted within a wall opening to which a door is fixed.
A door in which the panels consist of glass panes throughout their length surrounded by narrow stiles.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent organisation that promotes the responsible management of forests worldwide. The FSC standard is recognised globally.
Describes direction door opens and placement of the handle. When looking at a door from the outside, it is a right hand door when the handle is on the left; it is a left hand door when the handle is on the right. This is reversed if the door swings out.
The plates and pins used to attach the door panel to the frame allowing the door to swing open.
The leaf in a pair of doors which receives the bolt.
Insulated glazing (IG) comprising 2 or 3 panes of glass separated by a vacuum or gas filled space to reduce heat transfer across a part of the building envelope. See also Double Glazing and Triple Glazing. Further details can also be found in our Product Information section - Energy Efficient Glass.
The vertical and horizontal components of a door frame. Different types include the Hinge Jamb, upon which the hinges are attached, the Lock Jamb, upon which the strike is installed and the Header or Head Jamb.
A measure of the depth or width of the jamb, perpendicular to the door panel when closed.
The cut or groove manufactured in a door frame or astragal that allows a weather-strip to be inserted. The shallow cut holds the weather-strip fin in place, allowing the rest of the flexible material to deform around the door as it shuts and provide a solid weather proof seal.
A horizontal structural beam spanning an opening, such as between the uprights of a door or a window, and which supports the wall above.
These create the door edge and can be reduced slightly in size to fit a specific door opening, without exposing the inner core of the door. Solid lippings (as long as they are large enough) allow the edges of doors to be modelled to form rebated pairs.
This refers to an individual pane of glass within a door e.g. a ‘2 light’ door has two panes of glass.
Horizontal member of a door leaf located where the locking mechanism would be installed.
The complete lock system.
Laminated Veneer Lumber is a high-strength engineered wood product used primarily for structural applications. It is comparable in strength to solid timber, concrete and steel and is manufactured by bonding together rotary peeled or sliced thin wood veneers under heat and pressure.
A way of locking two wood pieces together to form a tighter bond.
A lock which is placed in a pre-cut slot inside the door's edge.
The post that is required when fitting an external door with a sidelight - this is a double rebated frame component. This can also be installed as the Head Jamb if a Transom is also being installed.
Multiple locks located in various places on the door panel and frame.
The measure of the door frame's opening. Measured from the floor to the head rebate vertically and between the jam rebates horizontally. This is larger than the actual size of the door as it also includes room for clearance.
The distance how far the roof above the door extends past a wall.
A piece of wood or glass placed into openings in a timber door which are held in place by a moulding. Hence the door style names: Flat Panel, Raised Panel and Glass Panel.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an independent organisation that promotes the responsible management of forests worldwide. The PEFC standard is recognised globally.
A pre-finished door is one that is ready painted or varnished.
A full unit with the door hinged and an assembled jamb, frame, sill and moulding.
Doors that have been prepared with an undercoat ready for a top coat finish.
The coating applied before a coat of paint or finish.
Horizontal sections of the door between stiles (top, cross or intermediate, lock, and bottom).
This makes doors into a pair, by machining a groove into the edges of two doors, creating a partial overlap where the doors meet.
Glass that is heat treated so that, should it break, it becomes granular and does not create sharp shards. All of STATESMAN DOORS pre-glazed doors comply with building regulations and Australian Standard AS1288 (Glass in Buildings - Selection and Installation).
The side panels beside a door, typically filled with glass for decoration and lighting purposes.
The bottom piece of the door frame usually constructed of a durable hardwood such as Jarrah. Aluminium and PVC sills are also becoming more popular.
This is a decorative wooden board running along the bottom of an interior wall, to finish the join between the wall and the floor.
Two outer vertical pieces/edges of the door. Specific terms are Hinge Stile and Lock Stile.
The plate that covers the latch and deadbolt of a lock. Used to protect the jamb.
A door which opens inwards into the house.
A door which opens out from the house.
Glass that has been heated and cooled so that it shatters into small pieces when broken. Also referred to as safety glass.
Transom or Transom Window is the customary word used for a transom light, the window placed over the doorway, transoms come in various sizes and shapes.
Insulated glazing (IG) comprising 3 panes of glass separated by a vacuum or gas filled space to reduce heat transfer across a part of the building envelope. The centre glass pane can often be a decorative glass panel. STATESMAN DOORS has a number of triple glazed products available in our MILAN and WAKEFIELD ranges.
A thin slice of timber used as a decorative material on the visible face of the door.
The flexible strips installed in a door frame surrounding the door leaf designed to slow airflow and reduce moisture when the door is closed.
Wind Mould is used to bridge the gap between a door or window frame and brick-work/walling. It not only serves as a trimming function, but also helps exclude the entry of wind driven moisture.