Here at Doorsan we stock a variety of timber doors for both interior and exterior applications and are frequently asked about the meaning of the term engineered in door manufacturing terms. All our internal doors and external doors have an engineered construction in some form or another. These manufactured doors produce affordable designs in a large range of styles and timbers. Generally all modern doors are engineered with the exception of an individually hand made joinery product created by using solid pieces of timber, which will sell at a high price. Doors made by Traditional methods using individual pieces of timber are often susceptible to cracking and splitting.
[caption id="attachment_481" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A cross section of an engineered door showing the veneer and construction[/caption]
Engineered doors are more of a mass produced product which is economically advantageous. However, cost is not the only important criteria for an engineered product, there are many reasons for choosing this type of timber door.
- Better for the environment, usually more than 70% of the core will have plantation grown timber.
- Engineered doors scarcely warp or twist as the jointing methods used beneath the veneered skin are designed to prevent the natural tendency of the timber to move
- Less movement during the life of the door is achieved with a manufacture door due to the finger jointed, and laminated block board used in many of these products.
- The veneers used are generally from the same piece of timber which allows for consistency of colour within the same batch.
- It is easier to produce doors which have a specific weight and thickness for a variety of functions for example certified fire doors.