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on May 6, 2014 10:09 am EDT
Adams Rite Launches True Wood Door
High-end wood door system reported to deliver first-ever inset fire-rated hardware.
“The current market offers wood veneer over a hollow metal door, which may result in splitting or cracking over time. But our True Wood door features a conventional wood core construction, making this aesthetic setback a non-issue.”
—Curt Hubacher, Rite Door Product Manager, Assa Abloy
Adams Rite, an Assa Abloy Group company based in Phoenix, has launched the “True” Wood door series, the first integrated full wood door system with inset hardware, the company reports.
“Our True Wood door offering is one of a kind on the market—and we’re confident it’s going to be a huge hit with architects that strive for high end wood design,” says Rite Door Product Manager Curt Hubacher, EMS & OEM group, Assa Abloy. “The current market offers wood veneer over a hollow metal door, which may result in splitting or cracking over time. But our True Wood door features a conventional wood core construction, making this aesthetic setback a non-issue.”
The door's inset device is designed with cross corridor function and snag-free passage in mind.
The D3976 Rite Door fire-rated Concealed Vertical Rod Exit Device features a top latching mechanism that interlocks the door to the frame, as well as a clean design with just a ¾-inch projection when inset in the door. The top rod design makes installation and preparation simple and reduces lifetime maintenance on the door, according to the company. “The inset device is also key for integrated applications with cross corridor functions like schools, airports, hotels and hospitals—where low-profile hardware ensures easy, snag-free passage,” Hubacher continues. “It’s also available in 28 standard colors and custom color match, making design possibilities endless.”
The True Wood door is available in several types, including the GPD-EC 5-Ply engineered composite lumber core for Non Rated and 20 minute rating and the GPD-FD 5-Ply fire core with fire ratings ranging from 45 to 90 minutes. All True Wood doors are available in a variety of vertical and horizontal grain patterns and may contribute to the following four LEED 3.0 credits: MR4, MR5, MR7, and IEQ 4.4. A variety of product options are also available, including silent electrification (SE) motorized latch retraction, request to exit (REX) monitoring/signal switches, and electric dogging.
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