Steel entrance doors are those front side or rear doors designed to provide access as well as exit from a building. Used commercially as well as residentially these doors offer either an industrial door or a designer traditional or contemporary door for dwellings.
Information about Steel Entrance Doors
Made from galvanised steel with a variety of interior cores or glass, steel entrance doors provide personnel, access control or emergency exit solutions for commercial buildings and those with private dwellings.
Often, steel doors come with substantially more robust locking systems than aluminium, PVCu or composite doors with up to 19 or more locking points.
Usage determines the types of doors, their make-up and overall design. Front doors to dwellings offer a more conventional makeup. Entrance doors in more demanding environments such as social housing, schools or retail often come with upgrades and enhancements.
Examples of these include reinforcement or kick plates to the bottom rails, more robust hinges and hardware designed for 24 hour usage.
Entrance doors in steel for commercial buildings
The choice of steel entrance doors and front doors for commercial buildings is the most substantial. Here, options exist for main doors, fire-exit doors, personnel doors as well as internal doors for a specific use.
Multiple designs are available, including partially glazed, full solid doors and those with ventilation louvres or vision panels.
Steel front doors for dwellings
For houses, flats and apartments, steel front doors offer the same traditional or contemporary styling of aluminium residential front doors or composite doors.
Designed as the main door to individual property, as well as main entrance doors to social housing or private apartments. You get the same widely available styles, either fully panelled, fully glazed or partially glazed.
The benefit of steel front entrance doors is additional strength and substantially more durability than composite front doors. Typical features include substantial locking points, safety glass, and a huge choice of colours, door furniture and accessories.
Maximum and enhanced security doors
While most steel front doors come with excellent security credentials, options exist for certified and enhanced security.
These certified steel doors meet set security criteria meeting Secured by Design (SBD), PAS 24:2016 or STS202 BR3 as just some.
Architects, local authorities and private clients requiring substantially improved security typically specify enhanced security steel doors. Often they’re a requirement of insurance companies too.
They’re used in industrial, commercial and residential property with all the options of standard security doors. Hardware and specification enhancements include thicker door frames and sashes up to 70mm. The steel gauge is up to 2mm thick, with high security locks and cylinders as well as internal horizontal and vertical reinforced internal bars.
More information and where to buy steel doors
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