Door frame options explained
There are some good reasons to choose pre-hung doorsets rather than sourcing all the components separately. Primary amongst these is that when you order doorsets, we supply the door leaf, frame and hinges as a set of parts that have all been tested and certified together, so you have the reassurance that it will perform as specified.
At Performance Doors we offer three standard types of door frame, and in this email we will explain what these three options are and highlight the differences between them.
- Rebated frame
The rebated frame is a single rebated profile that combines the frame and door stop in one piece. We can supply the architraves to cover the joint between frame and wall, and when installed in thicker walls, we can supply the additional extension linings as well. Whilst this solution is relatively quick and easy to install, it offers limited flexibility for tolerance, and it will be necessary for the installer to make good the points where the frame is fixed to the wall.
Depending on the certification required, this type of frame can be supplied in a choice of hardwood, engineered softwood or MDF, and is available in choice of finishes including primed, fully painted, polished or PVC-wrapped.
- Traditional stop frame
The traditional stop frame is similar to the rebated frame, but with one important difference in its design – the door stop is a separate piece of timber. This offers two distinct advantages: Firstly, the door stop can be used to conceal the points where the frame is fixed to the wall, making the installation quicker and easier. Secondly, by specifying this type of frame without the door stop and with the appropriate hinges, the door can be designed for two-way opening.
As with the rebated frame, separate architraves and extension linings may be required, it can be supplied in a choice of hardwood, engineered softwood or MDF, and is available in choice of finishes including primed, fully painted, polished or PVC-wrapped.
- Split frame
The split frame, as the name suggests, is a door frame that comprises two or three parts depending on the wall thickness, and the door stop is a separate part too. It offers greater tolerance at installation and can be designed to wrap around the wall, meaning there is no need for a separate architrave. As with the traditional stop frame, the separate door stop makes it possible to conceal the frame fixings, but this solution is less suitable for two-way opening doors.
This type of frame can be supplied in a choice of hardwood, engineered softwood or MDF, and is available in choice of finishes including primed, fully painted, polished or PVC-wrapped. This design is the ideal solution for encapsulated doorsets.
You may want to specify different types of frame for the doorsets on your project depending on the location and function that they need to serve. We can supply all the frames, stops, extension linings, hardware and architraves that you need, and our experienced team are available to help with expert advice.
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