Residential Developments: Door Hardware Check List


Residential developments require door hardware that balances security, aesthetics, and functionality to meet the needs of residents while enhancing the overall appeal of the property.

Here are some essential types of door hardware commonly used in residential developments:

  • Door Locks: High-quality locks are essential for securing entry doors in residential units. Deadbolts, latch bolts, or electronic locks provide varying levels of security, ensuring the safety of residents and their belongings.
  • Door Handles: Stylish and ergonomic door handles complement the design aesthetic of residential units while providing a comfortable grip for residents. Options range from traditional lever handles to modern designs in various finishes like chrome, satin nickel, matt black or bronze.
  • Deadbolts and Latches: Deadbolts and latches provide additional security for entry doors, ensuring that doors remain securely locked when residents are away or asleep. These components should be sturdy and tamper-resistant to deter burglaries and intrusions.
  • Door Closers: Hydraulic door closers ensure that entry doors close smoothly and securely, minimizing noise disturbance and maintaining energy efficiency within residential buildings. These closers are particularly important for fire doors and other high-traffic areas as they comply with fire safety requirements by ensuring that fire doors close properly.
  • Peepholes and Door Viewers: Peepholes or door viewers allow residents to safely view visitors before opening their doors, enhancing security and providing peace of mind. These components are particularly useful for entry doors in residential units.
  • Door Stops and Holders: Door stops prevent doors from swinging too far open and damaging walls or furnishings, while magnetic door holders keep doors open when needed, facilitating airflow or movement between rooms.
  • Door Hinges: Heavy-duty hinges are essential for smooth door operation and longevity, especially in high-traffic areas like residential buildings. Ball-bearing hinges or concealed hinges provide durability and reliability, ensuring doors open and close seamlessly.
  • Weatherstripping and Door Seals: Weatherstripping and door seals help create a tight seal between doors and frames, preventing drafts, noise, and moisture infiltration. These components contribute to energy efficiency and indoor comfort within residential units.
  • Door Signage: Clear signage indicating entrance, exit, and escape routes helps residents and visitors navigate residential buildings easily.

By selecting and installing the right door hardware, residential developers can enhance security, aesthetics, and functionality within their developments, creating a comfortable and welcoming living environment for residents while adding value to the property.

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