What is a Fire-rated Door?

A fire-rated or fire door is a door which doesn’t easily catch fire, compared to a normal wooden door. These doors are often used in hotels and residential buildings as a passive protection in case of fire. The door doesn’t literally stop the fire, but it is made in such a way that it slows … Read more

Who is PAV?

PAV (originally PA Venter) is a shopfitting and banking specialist offering our clients a one-stop service for front and back of house design and installation. PAV offers a broad spectrum of design and drafting, and manufacturing in various materials and a number of product lines. PAV also offers warehousing, transport, logistics and installation services. From … Read more

What is an Architrave Frame?

Traditional frames for interior doors in Africa consist of a simple wooden frame. It is erected on the construction site while the brickwork of the internal walls is build up against it. This frame endures all the elements while the house is being completed, including the weather, the wheelbarrow and lots of dirt. You can … Read more

What is a pre-hung door?

The common way of installing (interior) doors in Africa on a construction site is to put the frame up before laying the bricks. The frame is used to determine where the interior walls should start and how wide the door opening should be. Come rain, wind and sunshine, come wheelbarrow, bricks and concrete: the frame … Read more