What is Door Handing
Welcome to our comprehensive guide on door handing. When selecting the perfect steel or aluminium door for your space, understanding the concept of door handing is crucial. This guide will help you determine the right door configuration.
Understanding Door Handing
A Guide to Choosing the Right Door for Your Space
Door handing refers to the direction in which your door opens and is an essential factor in the functionality and accessibility of a door. It dictates the placement of the hinges and the direction of the swing, ensuring your door operates smoothly and fits seamlessly into your space.
Why is Door Handing Important?
Proper door handing not only enhances ease of use but also ensures safety and compatibility with the layout of your room. It is particularly important for ensuring that the door does not obstruct any furnishings or pathways.
How to Determine Your Door Handing:
Stand Outside: Position yourself on the side of the door where you would enter from.
Locate the Hinges: Identify which side the hinges are on when the door is closed.
Open the Door: Notice if the door swings towards or away from you.
Using these steps, you can easily determine the handing of your door.
Door Handing Options – Single Doors:
- Figure 1 – Left-Hand Out: Stand on the outside of the door (the side you would enter from). If the hinges are on the left side, it is a left-hand door. These doors swing towards you to the left.
- Figure 2 – Right-Hand Out: Similar to the left-hand door, but the hinges are on the right side when viewed from the outside. These doors swing towards you to the right.
- Figure 3 – Left Hand In: This is a left-hand door that swings away from you when standing outside, typically used when the door opens into a larger room or has specific design requirements.
- Figure 4 – Right Hand In: This is the opposite of the left-hand reverse door, with hinges on the right when viewed from the outside, swinging away from you.
Door Handing Options – Double Doors:
- Figure 5 – Left-Hand Active Out: Stand on the outside of the door (the side you would enter from). If the left hand door is the door that opens first towards you, the left hand door is the active door. Both doors swing towards you.
- Figure 6 – Right-Hand Active Out: Similar to the left-hand door, but the door on the right hand side opens first when viewed from the outside. Both doors swing towards you when standing outside.
- Figure 7 – Left-Hand Active In: Stand on the outside of the door (the side you would enter from). If the left hand door is the door that opens first and swings in, the left hand door is the active door. Both doors swing away from you to the left.
- Figure 8 – Right Hand Active In: If the right hand door is the door that opens first and swings in, the right hand door is the active door. Both doors swing away from you to the left.
Customisation for Your Needs
At Maxium Doors, we offer a variety of steel and aluminium doors with different handing options. Our doors are designed to meet the specific requirements of your space, ensuring functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Need More Help?
If you’re still unsure about the handing of the door you need, our team is here to assist you. Contact us for personalised guidance and support