I thought I might carry on looking at the interface between room carpet or floor finishes, recently I looked at the way a carpet to carpet, or perhaps other internal finish was dealt with, this time, I thought we could examin the need to finish the internal finish against a door leading to the external weather.
The detail I have above, is perhaps a classic detail used by many technologists, it’s a pre-made, metal detail screwed to the bottom of the door, it come as a pair to the floor module and the two work together to prevent water or for that matter, air, reaching the carpet or internal area.
Single or more than often double seals hang from the upper section to sweep against the lower section to seal the interface. Screws hold both in place and can be easily removed for repair, the seals only last so long, or when the door is painted. I have seen and in fact detailed timber versions of these, and for some details they are more in keeping with the detail, of say a more upmarket house or entrance.
The two version I show are essentially the same, only one has a double interface. More suitable for say wheel chair access, although both would properly do the job. A more robust domestic detail might be more like a window cill detail, allowing a drip detail to the external side, I”ll draw this up and add to my Flickr site.
Students, make note, it took about 20 minutes to draw this up and add some notes, it looks professional, and is clearly drawn, added to an essay it would look perfect, and show you have some drawing capacity, hand drawn pencil sketches out of scale and badly annotated, just does not cut and will loose you marks. Could I have done better, perhaps a scale bar, and a title.
So what does this bring me as far as my CPD, well a little detail reflection, a thought process, and some relaxed drawing time.
I have added this to my famous “steves bits” Vectorworks file and will use it next time I have to detail a door threshold detail.