Glossary Of Door Components

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What Are Those Door Parts Called?

18 September 2017

Understanding Door Parts

This short guide will highlight some of the main door parts that you should be familiar with when you’re planning on replacing or installing new high-quality doors. Understanding the different door parts and where they are will allow you to truly understand the difference between the various window & door brands in the UK.

Below are diagrams showing you the different parts and hardware of the most popular door styles that Marvin Architectural offers.

The Anatomy Of French Patio Doors

Marvin Architectural’s Bespoke French Patio Door is a modern classic that will complement any space. This Ultimate Swinging French Door is unmatched in fit, finish, sizes and configuration.

The Main Door Parts

  1. Frame: There are two components to the French Patio Door frame:
    • (1a) Top Rail across the top.
    • (1b) Bottom Rail across the bottom
  2. Glazing: The glass in a window is called glazing. Marvin offers double or triple glazing with low E insulating glass with argon gas as standard.
  3. Multi-point Locking System: Concealed safety locking system for increased security and an attractive finished look.
  4. Weather Stripping: A small raised section on top of the sill track that tightly seals the door from the weather for maximum home comfort and energy efficiency.
  5. Sill: The main horizontal section at the bottom of the patio door frame constructed out of Marvin’s durable Ultrex.

Hardware Terminology

  1. Adjustable Hinge: Concealed hinges that allow you to open and close the patio door in a smooth and quiet transition.
  2. Door Handle (or Lever): Marvin’s patio door handles are available in a wide range of designs including traditional handles and contemporary handles.

Operation Styles

  1. In-Swing: The French Patio Door is hinged to swing inwards towards your interior room when operating.
  2. Out-Swing: The French Patio Door is hinged to swing outwards to the exterior of your home when operating.

Find Out More About Marvin’s Finely Crafted French Patio Doors

Click on a door below to find out more information on Marvin’s finely crafted french patio doors.

The Anatomy Of Bi-Fold Doors

Marvin Architectural introduces the reinvented Ultimate Bi-Fold Door. Bigger sizes with more glass and a cleaner design aesthetic combine to give homeowners more flexibility and an even deeper indoor-outdoor connection.

The Main Door Parts

  1. Frame: There are two components to the Bi-Fold Door frame:
    • (1a) Top Rail across the top.
    • (1b) Bottom Rail across the bottom
  2. Engineered Runner: The concealed runner at the base and top of the door that carries the panels along a stainless steel sill track.
  3. Glazing: The glass in a window is called glazing. Marvin offers double or triple glazing with low E insulating glass with argon gas as standard.
  4. Sill Track: The tracks are slim sections constructed out of super tough Ultrex, each with a thermal break designed to maximise home comfort.
  5. Multi-point Locking System: Concealed safety locking system for increased security and an attractive finished look.
  6. Weather Stripping: A small raised section on top of the sill track that tightly seals the door from the weather for maximum home comfort and energy efficiency.

Hardware Terminology

  1. Adjustable Hinge: Concealed hinges that allow you to open and close the patio door in a smooth and quiet transition.
  2. Door Handle (or Lever): Marvin’s patio door handles are available in a wide range of designs including traditional handles and contemporary handles.

Find Out More About Marvin’s Next Generation Bi-Fold Patio Doors

Click on a door below to find out more information on Marvin’s next generation bi-fold patio doors.

The Anatomy Of Sliding Patio Doors

Marvin Architectural’s contemporary, dependable Sliding Patio Doors are created for smooth operation, performance and amazing durability.

The Main Door Parts

  1. Frame: There are two components to the Sliding Patio Door frame:
    • (1a) Top Rail across the top.
    • (1c) Bottom Rail across the bottom
  2. Glazing: The glass in a window is called glazing. Marvin offers double or triple glazing with low E insulating glass with argon gas as standard.
  3. Interlocking Meeting Rail: The point where the two door panels meet together when closed.
  4. Operable panel: The door panel that opens and closes.
  5. Multi-point Locking System: Concealed safety locking system for increased security and an attractive finished look.
  6. Sill Track: Marvin’s low profile sill offers a smooth transition between interior and exterior and is ideal for Universal Design.
  7. Weather Stripping: A small raised section on top of the sill track that tightly seals the door from the weather for maximum home comfort and energy efficiency.

Hardware Terminology

  • Adjustable Hinge: Concealed hinges that allow you to open and close the patio door in a smooth and quiet transition.
  • Door Handle (or Lever): Marvin’s sliding patio door handles are available in a wide range of designs and colours.

Find Out More About Marvin’s Bespoke Sliding Patio Doors

Learn more about Marvin’s beautiful bespoke sliding patio doors available in either wood or aluminium clad wood by clicking on a picture below.

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