When an architect designs a building, decisions have to be made as to what type of wood technical doors should be employed in the works. The criteria when choosing wood technical doors can be numerous. Obviously, this depends on the use that is going to be made of the building and its doors. Following are some of these:.
1. Aesthetics: the architect wishes to provide a specific visual identity to each project, including all the elements that make up the architectural work, including, of course, technical doors. wood technical doors, for example, provide warmth, and if they are solid wood, they provide a feeling of strength, hardness and durability. In addition, wood offers an extensive range of colours —cherry, birch, walnut, oak, etc.
2. Acoustics: in architectural projects which require an insulation of airborne noise between adjacent rooms or premises, the use of isophonic or acoustic technical doors is vital to prevent the transmission of sound waves between rooms.
3. Luminosity: the study of how light enters the building can also determine the most suitable wood colour and whether glass or other transparent or translucent materials should be used.
4. Sustainability: it is always important —and essential in many projects— that the wood used in thetechnical doors have PEFC or FSC seals guaranteeing that the wood comes from properly managed forests and that the manufacturer has implemented an environmental management system (EMS), such as the ISO 14000 standard.
5. Security: the building’s security measures, such as classified activity projects, require the use of certain types of technical wood doors in each room: fire resistant (FR) doors, access doors, security and armour plated doors, and so on.
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