Isophonic technical doors and fire-resistant technical doors. What are they? What are they for?
- 14 June, 2013
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Construction, News
We use the term technical doors, to differentiate them from normal wood doors used in housing, or the wood doors or phenolic panel doors used in institutional buildings, offices or public buildings.
Generally, technical doors have to meet certain legal requirements. In addition, there are the preferences of architects and developers, who often require a number of features to make them especially safe and resistant. These are characteristics that may coincide or not in different models of technical doors but that, in any case, are usually requested for different types of projects.
There are isophonic technical doors, used in buildings where optimum soundproofing is sought in order to prevent sound from travelling from one room to another, as is the case, for example, of schools, offices, residences, theatres, concert halls, hotels, auditoriums, conference centres, and boardrooms. The catalogues of technical doors to be used for soundproofing offer different ranges of decibels depending on the particular requirements when soundproofing a room.
We also have fire-resistant technical doors. They are also made of wood but especially fire-resistant (FR) that allow us to minimise the risks of fire and its propagation, and to reduce the impact of accidents. These technical doors provide the necessary fire safety measures for projects while providing the aesthetic benefits of wood doors.
Finally, the technical doors category for homes could also include security and armour-plated doors, which provide added security in accesses buildings and rooms.
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