Glossary Entry, Hinged & French Doors

Diagram


General

  • Open In Hinged Door Term used to describe a single hinged panel that opens to the inside of the building
  • Open Out Hinged Door Term used to describe a single hinged panel that opens to the outside of the building   
  • French Doors Term used to describe a pair of hinged panels that normally open to the outside of a building  
  • Entry/Entrance Doors Term used to describe a timber or aluminium front door
  • Head and Sill Top and bottom horizontal frame members
  • Jamb Vertical frame members
  • Sidelight Mullion Vertical internal frame member that separates the panel, fixed glass or sash areas within an outer frame. (Alternative method to coupling separate frames together) 
  • Sidelight Transom Horizontal internal frame member that separates the fixed glass and sash areas within an outer frame
  • Drainage Means to remove water from the frame sill and panel
  • Coupling Bar A profile used to join two or more separate frames together  
  • Lock Stile Vertical panel member which has a locking device attached to open and close the panel
  • Hinge Stile Vertical panel member on which the hinges are attached
  • Strike Stile/Bolt Stile Vertical panel member which opens second when two panels lock together. Strike stile/bolt stile is locked into frame using either flush bolts or a 2 point locking device (uno-lock/twin bolt)
  • Top and Bottom Rails Horizontal top and bottom panel members
  • Vision Rail The name given to the horizontal panel member separating two or more panes of glass
  • Door Hinge Hinge used to hang an aluminium door panel onto a frame jamb
  • Timber Hinge Hinge used to hang a timber door panel onto a frame jamb
  • Parliament Hinge Extra deep hinge used to project an aluminium door panel 180 degrees outside the building cladding line, when joinery is recessed into the exterior cladding
  • Torsional Block Plastic component inserted into the stile ends to strengthen the connection between the panel stile and top and bottom rails. Also acts as a guide when using flush bolts, 2 point locks and compression 4 point locks
  • Lever Lock Device used for locking and opening/closing an aluminium door panel
  • Compression Lock Door lock, whereby the upward action of the handle engages or disengages The locking bolts into the top and bottom of the frame
  • Dead Lock Keyed security dead bolt used in conjunction with entrance lock to provide additional security against forced entry
  • Adjustable Plastic Strike A plastic component mounted onto the frame jamb or sidelight mullion to accept the snib and/or throw bolt from a locking device
  • Flush Bolt Device used to secure the bolted panel in a frame. (Can be either recessed or Surface mounted)
  • Striker Plate/Keeper Plastic component used with a flush bolt or twin bolt to provide engagement of the bolt with the frame
  • Heel and Toe Method used to block glass within a panel to stop the panel from moving out of squareness, by using the pane of glass as a bracing element
  • Gusset A Proprietary component made from flat aluminium sheet or plate used to strengthen corner joints of sashes and frames
  • Corner Cleats/Stakes A Proprietary component made from either extruded aluminium angle or molded plastic. Used to strengthen or assist with corner joints in sashes etc
  • Mullion/Transom Connectors/Spigots  Used when joining internal mullion/transom members to either the outer frame or at the mullion/transom joints
  • Hole Plug/Grommets Used to cover assembly holes in panel stiles
  • Travel Packer Component used to protect the bottom panel rail from damaging the frame sill during transit
  • Entrance Lock Specialty locks used on timber or aluminium entry panels e.g. Grip-set
  • Recessed Kit Striker box used to accept the snib and/or throw bolt of entrance locks on pairs of timber entry panels