Building Construction: Types of Doors

We will discuss the types of doors. Doors are a very important factor to any design, so you should know the location, correct location of the doors, the material that can be used. 

The Different Factors of Door Design

This article will tackle the different types of doors based on location, types of doors based on material, and types of doors based on the operation of shutter doors and based on the method of construction. So let’s start.


First, we will discuss the types of doors based on location. When designing your house, it is important to know where the doors need to be placed based on their location. Doors are classified in the following ways. The first one is the exterior door. And, of course, the interior door.

Exterior Doors

Exterior doors or front doors of a dwelling are given the utmost importance. The interior doors allow entrance to or exit from a house and provide a measure of security. These doors must be weather resistant, as they are exposed to various climatic conditions.

The exterior doors are provided with adequate thickness, stability, and durability of construction. The exterior doors are given a protective coating of paint and polish. They are generally made of steel or wood. They are well designed to accommodate different types of locks.

Interior Doors 

However, the interior doors do more than just separating rooms and providing privacy. Generally, interior doors are thinner than exterior doors. And it comes in a variety of styles. They’re available in different materials, they do not undergo serious sensitivities to the weather.


If you know the materials available for various types of doors, it can help you in making a better decision for the doors of your house. The doors are made of different materials like wood, steel, aluminum, glass, PVC, iron doors, etc. Based on materials used for the construction of doors, they are classified in the following ways.

Wooden Doors

Wooden doors or timber doors are primarily used for interior door application. Timber is the oldest material used for the doors and timber never seems out of fashion. There are many good reasons for using wood: wooden doors provide soundproofing, insulation, and security. They are easy to install and clean. They have a long life, natural material, they have a different appeal. 

Glass Doors

Glass doors look elegant and add richness and beauty to your home. There is a direct walkway to light in your home. That glass panel fitted into the wooden frames are a beautiful option for front doors. The disadvantage of this door is that it are easily broken. Hence they must be handled with gear. However, with a toughened glass, this will not be happening easily.

Steel Doors

Steel doors are used in the interior as well as interior and exterior applications. These doors have still faced with the foam or for installation. They are very strong as compared to the other doors. They might not look as attractive as wooden or glass doors.

See customizable iron doors designs.

PVC Doors

PVC doors are light and easy to use. They come in a variety of design and colors and looks beautiful. These doors do not corrode and do not need much maintenance, but they are not scratch-proof.

Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass doors are most commonly used for exterior applications. These doors have many design options and can be easily molded into different shapes and stay. These doors are durable and hard. They are Jared generally preferred for affordable houses. They do not excel in other types as far as looks are concerned. Of course, cost-wise they are economical.

Aluminum Doors

Aluminum doors with glass panels are most commonly used in commercial applications. They are strong, durable, and hence use a security door. However, with the full aluminum panel, their look may not be as appealing as others.

Fiber Reinforced Plastic Doors

Fiber-reinforced plastic doors are also known as FRP doors. It is available in various colors and finishes in the market. by birth enforced plastic doors give numerous advantages such as high strength, very low maintenance, all-weather resistance, easy publication, lightweight, and corrosion-free.

Door Shutter 

The next one is types of the door based on the operation of door shatter. Based on the operation of the door shutter, doors are classified in the following ways.

Folding Doors

Folding doors are used singly or folding partitions so that two rooms can be used together as a single room or separately as per the requirement. They are more often used in room openings to garden pastures and veranda.

Sliding Doors

The sliding doors consistently still wooden and glass shatter two which are still rollers are fixed. This is still rollers move along a track provided at the top and bottom. It has one or more sliding shutters based on the openings available. These doors work best for the large openings to go down walks workshop, garage, and the like.

Nowadays, sliding doors are mostly used in offices and where the area is congested because the sliding doors save space and increase the efficiency of usage.

Swinging Door

These doors have their shutter attached to the frame by means of double action springs. Hence, the shutter can be both inwards and outwards.

There are two types of swinging doors are available. One is single-acting doors which can swing 90 degrees or more in only one direction and double acting doors which can swing 90 degrees or more in each of two directions swinging doors are mostly used in offices or buildings with have access controls.

Revolving Doors

Revolving doors are desirable to exclude draft minimize the entering of street noise and to avoid heat losses. The following doors are mostly used in heavy traffic areas like high-rise buildings, public buildings, hospitals, etc to regulate entry.

Rolling Shutter Door 

The rolling shutter doors the door shutter acts like a steel curtain. The rolling shutter doors are advantages as it does not require much space. These doors are very strong, durable, and over proper safety. They are mostly used in stores, workshops, factories, garage, and shop brands.

Collapsible Doors

Collapsible doors are fabricated from miles in flats or channels and can be open or closed by slight pull or push. The arrangement of collapsible doors is made in such a way that when you open the doors, all the strips are folded together. And when you close, the strips are stretched. They occupy the lease space and so it is repairable. collapsible doors are used for the main entrance of the residential buildings, shops, and the like. 

Fiber Doors

Fiber doors function on a special fiber edge with beans that attach at the top and bottom of the door. The significant benefit of hybrid hinges is they can support much wider and heavier doors than traditionally pin and barrel hinges. With the technical benefit, it gives us aesthetic uniqueness in opening and closing and gives an eye-catching swing function. Fiber doors are generally used for entry doors.

Construction Method

Before you make a selection of doors for your house, it is essential for you you should know the method of construction based on the method of construction doors are classified in the following ways.

Panel Doors

Panel doors are the most common commonly used inside houses. The panel can be made of plywood, Blackboard, veneer, glass, wood, etc. They’re one of the strongest doors they offer bias design, but our labor-intensive and skilled workforce.

Flush Doors

Nowadays, flush doors are the most common type used in the house as well as a public building due to their present appearance in a simple construction. These doors have a jointless surface on both sides. Because of the plain face. They are easy to clean and decorate. The flush doors also have high strength, durability, and are cheaper than the panel doors.

With varieties of laminates and veneers which assemble natural wood. They look beautiful and attractive, appealing, and available to a wide range of choices.

Levered Doors

Levered doors are used when privacy with natural ventilation and quietness for this is desired.

As they allow free passage of air, even when close, you can use louvered doors to help ventilate certain areas of your home to add a small amount of privacy to otherwise open space or as room dividers.

They are used for latrines and bathrooms or public buildings and residential buildings. Furthermore, these doors are used in cabinets, wardrobes, bathrooms, utility rooms, and the like.

Levered design indoors gives some elegance in terms of low-end style. The Lever is made of glass, timber, or plywood. Proper lever design permits airflow for good ventilation.