Metal Door Frames

Spence Metal Door Frames are used extensively, and are preferred to timber because they are cost effective and have real practical advantages over timber door frames. Metal Door Frames are easily fitted during construction or can be retrofitted. They are easier to fit, more versatile, stronger and more resilient and provide an excellent surface finish.

Pressed Metal Door Frames are supplied complete with hinge and lock striker preparations, ready for installation in all types of masonry and stud walls.

Custom orders can be supplied at short notice and can be manufactured to any size or profile, standard sizes are available ex-stock.

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Metal Frame Types

Non Rated Frame Profiles
  • Frames are 1.1 mm zinc-coated steel.
  • Rebate to suit doors up to 38mm thick.

Note: Frame profiles vary from state to state in regard to some dimensions - see frame brochures as attached

Fire Rated Frame Profiles
  • Frames are 1.6 mm zinc-coated steel
  • Rebate to suit doors 37 or 48mm thick rated doors.
  • 41 Rebate in stock QLD only

All Frames
  • Universal lock preparations and mortar guard.
  • Three heavy duty hinge plates and mortar guard.
  • Floor fixing plates
  • Standard single door sizes: 2040 x 620, 720, 820, 920, 1020
  • Standard double door sizes: 2040x1240, 1440, 1540, 1640, 1840

SD = Non Rated Frame profile
SDF = Fire Rated Frame Profile
SL = Sliding Pivot, Plain or MTI Frame Profile

Knock Down Frame

All Spence Door Frames are supplied with fully engineered "Slot and Tab" corner connection methods. This ensures the highest level of accuracy and mechanical strength.
Frames can be site assembled or factory assembled where they are welded for additional strength, ground flush and primed to improve their aesthetic appearance.

Frame Assembling

Frame parts slot together accurately and neatly.

Once slotted into place, knock lugs down to secure frame, forming a strong mechanical joint

Frame Installation

Standard Frame with Metal Stud Bracket

This is the preferred method of concealed fixing of frames into dry wall applications where high traffic and additional strength is required.

Suitable for use in non-rated and fire rated stud wall configurations.

Standard Frame with Timber Stud Bracket

This is the preferred method of concealed fixing of frames into dry wall applications where high traffic and additional strength is required.

Suitable for use in non-rated and fire rated stud wall configurations.

Standard Frame with Stud Clip Fixing

This is a method of fixing knock down frames into dry wall applications.

Suitable for use in non-rated stud wall applications only. Stud clips can be supplied to suit 13mm and 10mm linings.

Steel or timber studs may be used.

Standard Frame with Welded Stud Tags

This method allows frames to be installed before or after stud work is erected.

Suitable for use in non-rated and fire rated stud wall applications. Stud clips can be supplied to suit a range of different linings.

Steel or timber studs may be used.

Standard Frame with Wire ties

5 Wire Ties per jam (10 for frame).

Suitable for use in non-rated and fire rated brick and block work walls.

For maximum strength and stability frames should be back filled.

Standard Frame with Dyna-bolt Tube Fixing

Back strap optional.

Recommended four 10mm countersunk dyna-bolts preparations per stile.

Suitable for use in non-rate and fire rated new concrete and previously existing walls. 

Standard Frame with Strap for Precast Walls

Frame is inserted into cast before the wall is poured, resulting in a very strong frame.
Frame diameter to suit the wall thickness.
Suitable for use in non-rated and fire rated stud wall configurations.

Standard Frame with Dyna-bolt (holes only) for Precast Walls

Recommended four 10mm countersunk dyna-bolt preparations per stile.
Suitable for use in non-rate and fire rated new concrete and previously existing precast walls.

Standard Frame with Strap for Structural Beam

Frame is inserted into metal purlin wall and bolted in place.
Suitable for use in non-rated wall configurations.

Standard frame with Shadow Line

Offering a truly architectural finish to rendered or plaster wall finishes.

Able to be used on all Spence Doors standard frame range.

Standard Frame for fixing to Hebel Walls

Frames only available in custom dimensions to builders specifications.

Suitable for use in hebel and partition walls.

Steel or timber studs may be used.

This profile is custom built to suit varying wall types.

Custom non-rated steel frames available as required.

Materials available:

Zincanneal Steel

  • 1.1mm
  • 1.5mm
  • 2.0mm
  • 2.5mm

Galvabond Steel

  • 1.2mm
  • 1.6mm

Stainless Steel 304 No 4 - internal

  • 1.2mm 
  • 1.6mm

Stainless Steel: 316 (Marine grade) - external

  • 1.2mm
  • 1.6mm

 Mild Steel

  • 3.0mm for hot dip Galvanizing

 

Custom fire-rated steel frames available as required.

Materials available:

Zincanneal Steel

  • 1.1mm (suit 'Mini' Residential fire door)
  • 1.5mm (suit 'Maxi' Commercial fire door)

Galvabond Steel

  • 1.2mm (suit 'Mini' Residential fire door)
  • 1.6mm (suit 'Maxi' Commercial fire door

Stainless Steel: 304 No 4 - internal

  • 1.2mm (suit 'Mini' Residential fire door)
  • 1.6mm (suit 'Maxi' Commercial fire door)

Stainless Steel: 316 (Marine grade) - external

  • 1.2mm (suit 'Mini' Residential fire door)
  • 1.6mm (suit 'Maxi' Commercial fire door)