TYPES OF DOORS AND WINDOWS

In This Article I Will Cover All Types Of Doors And Windows One By One,

TYPES OF WINDOWS

Depending upon the manner of fixing, materials used for construction, nature of the operational movements of shutters, etc. the common varieties of windows used in the building can grouped as follows:

  • Casement windows
  • Sliding windows
  • Metal windows
  • Corner windows
  • Gable windows bay windows
  • Lantern or lantern lights
  • Skylights

CASEMENT WINDOWS

These are the windows, the shutters of which open like doors. The construction of a casement window is similar to the door construction.

TYPES OF DOORS AND WINDOWS-CASEMENT WINDOWS

SLIDING WINDOWS

These windows are similar to the sliding doors and the shutters moves on the roller bearings, either horizontally or vertically. Such windows are provided in trains, buses, bank counter, shops etc

METAL WINDOWS

These are now a days widely used, especially for public building. The metal used in construction may be mild steel, bronze, or other alloys. The metal frame may fixed direct to the wall or it may be fixed on a wooden frame.

CORNER WINDOWS

These windows provided at the corner of a room .They placed at the corner of the room and thus they have two faces in two perpendicular direction. Due to such situation,there entry of light and air from two direction and in many cases, the elevation of building also improved.

GABLE WINDOWS

These are the windows which are provided in the gable ends of a roof.

BAY WINDOWS

These windows project outside the external wall of a room. They maybe square , splayed, circular, polygonal or of any shape. The projection of bay windows may start from floor level or sill level. These windows admit more lights, increase opening area , provide ventilation and improve the appearance of building.

LANTERNS

These windows which fixed on flat roofs to provide light to the inner portion of building where light coming from external windows are insufficient. They maybe square or rectangular or curved.

SKYLIGHTS

these are the windows which are provided on the sloping surface of a pitched roof. The common rafter suitably trimmed and the skylight erected on a curb frame. As skylight mainly meant for light, they are usually provided with the fixed glass panel.

TYPES OF DOORS AND WINDOWS-SKYLIGHT WINDOWS

TYPES OF DOORS

A door is moving structure used to block off, and allow access to, an entrance to or within an enclosed space, such as a building or vehicle. Similar exterior structures called gate.

Typically doors have an interior side that faces the inside of a space and an exterior side that faces the outside of that space. While in some cases the interior side of a door may match its exterior side, in other cases there are sharp contrasts between the two sides, such as in the case of the vehicle door.

Doors normally consist of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or spins inside of a space.

Panel Doors

Panel doors, also called stile and rail doors, built with frame and panel construction.
The main parts listed below:

  • Stiles – Vertical boards that run the full height of a door and compose its right and left edges. The hinges mounted to the fixed side (known as the “hanging stile”), and the handle, lock, bolt, and/or latch mounted on the swinging side (known as the “latch stile”).
  • Rails- Horizontal boards at the top, bottom, and optionally in the middle of a door that join the two stiles and split the door into two or more rows of panels. The “top rail” and “bottom rail” named for their positions. The bottom rail also known as “kick rail”. A middle rail at the height of the bolt known as the “lock rail”, other middle rails commonly known as “cross rails”.
  • Mullions – Smaller optional vertical boards that run between two rails, and split the door into two or more columns of panels, the term used sometimes for verticals in doors, but more often (UK and Australia) it refers to verticals in windows.
  • Muntin – Optional vertical members that divide the door into smaller panels.
  • Panels – Large, wider boards used to fill the space between the stiles, rails, and mullions. The panels typically fit into grooves in the other pieces, and help to keep the door rigid. Panels may be flat, or in raised panel designs. Can glued in or stay as a floating panel.
  • Light or Lite – a piece of glass used in place of a panel, essentially giving the door a window.
TYPES OF DOORS AND WINDOWS-PANEL DOORS

Plank And Batten Doors

Plank and batten doors are an older design consisting primarily of vertical slats:

• Planks – Vertical boards that extend the full height of the door, and placed side by side filling the door’s width.
• Battens – Smaller slats that extend horizontally across the door which the planks affixed to. The battens hold the planks together. Sometimes a long diagonal slat or two also implemented to prevent the door from skewing. On some doors, especially antique ones, the battens replaced with iron bars that often built into the hinges as extensions of the door-side plates.

Ledged And Braced Doors

This type consists of vertical tongue and grooved boards held together with
battens and diagonal braces.

Frame And Filled Doors

This type consists of a solid timber frame, filled on one face, face with Tongue and Grooved boards. Quite often used externally with the boards on the weather face.

Flush doors

A flush door consists of a framework of rails and styles and it covered with plywood. There
are two varieties of flush doors

1.Framed flush door

It consists of styles, rails, horizontal ribs, vertical ribs, and plywood. As shown in fig.

2.laminated flush door

It consists of styles, rails, laminated core and plywood as shown in fig.

Louvered Doors

In this type of doors, the shutters are provided with louvers, either fully or partly. The louvers arranged at such an inclination that horizontal vision obstructed. The louvers maybe movable or fixed as shown in fig.

Collapsible Steel Doors

It consists of a mild steel frame. A collapsible steel door works without hinges and it used for compound gates, residential building , schools, sheds, go downs , workshop, public building , etc.

Revolving Doors

It essentially consists of a centrally placed mullion in a circular opening revolving shutters which are 4 in numbers radially attached to pivot as shown in fig.

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