Battened, Ledged and Framed
For the simple battened and
ledged door, frame work is
provided in the form of two
verticals, known as stiles.
Stiles are generally 100mm wide
and as far as thickness is
concerned, the thickness of stile
should be equal to the combined
thickness of ledge and batten.
Preferably 40 mm.
Battens are vertical bonds with grooves that are
joined together by horizontal supports known as
ledges. In most cases, three ledges are provided:
top, middle, and bottom.T- hinges made of iron
are used to secure the door to the frame.
General dimensions are:
Battens are typically 100-150mm wide and 20-
Ledges are typically 100-200mm wide and 25-
These battened and ledged doors are ideal for
small spaces of averagely 900mm space - (900 x
2000) to (1000 x 2000)
What is a battened , framed and ledged door
The battens and ledges are typically made of
solid wood, such as oak, pine, or mahogany.
The frame is also made of wood, and is usually
thicker than the boards and ledges.
The frame can be made of the same type of
wood as the boards and ledges, or a different
type of wood.
The joints between the boards and ledges are
usually secured with wooden pegs, known as
"trenails" or "trunnels," or with screws or nails.
The frame is also usually held together with
screws or nails.
The costing of a Battened, Ledged and Framed
Door is between Rs 19,800 - Rs 70,000
depending on the materials and mechanical
Pinewood, BTC (BurmaTeakWood), Old BRC,
JungleWood, etc are few Pure Wood and are
These doors are mainly manufactured on site,
in local workshop, companies, etc.
CHARACTERISTICS OF FRAMED, LEDGED AND
1.Framed:The frame of the door is made from solid
timber and provides the structure and support for the
2.Ledged:The ledges are horizontal boards that run
across the door and are used to hold the vertical
boards in place.
3.Battened:The battens are vertical boards that run
the height of the door and are used to provide
additional support and stability.
Framed, ledged, and battened doors are known for
their strength and durability.
These doors have a traditional and rustic look that
can add character and charm to any home.
Framed, ledged, and battened doors are highly
customizable, and can be made to fit any size or
Cost-effective: Framed ledged and battened doors are
relatively inexpensive compared to other types of
doors because they use minimal materials and require
less labor to construct.
Durability:The design of framed ledged and battened
doors provides strength and stability, making them
resistant to warping and sagging over time. Easy to
install:These doors are easy to install and can be done
by a person with basic carpentry skills.
Customizable: Framed ledged and battened doors can
be customized to fit different sizes and shapes
depending on the requirements of the project.
Aesthetic appeal:These doors have a classic, rustic look
that can add character and charm to any building.
Limited insulation: Framed ledged and battened doors
have limited insulation properties and may not be
suitable for areas where temperature control is
Less secure:These doors are less secure than other types
of doors as they do not have a solid core or locking
High maintenance:The exposed wood and gaps in the
door construction require regular maintenance and
repainting to prevent moisture damage and rot.
Noise:The gaps between the battens can allow noise to
pass through, making these doors unsuitable for areas
where noise control is important.
Restricted view:The horizontal ledges and vertical
battens obstruct the view and can limit natural light in