The Benefits of Solid Core Doors Over Hollow Core Doors

Solid core doors are unmatched in terms of versatility, durability and practicality. Let’s take a look at the benefits of solid core doors over hollow core doors.

Solid core doors are versatile, multi-use products that are suitable for a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial uses.

Our solid core doors are avaliable in 35mm, 40mm, 45mm, 50mm in either paint grade MDF, paint grade ply and pre-primed THB. There is also Laminated Veneered Lumber options. LVL construction consists of 3mm thick lamination of pine glued flat under pressure to produce a stable core.

They are available as standard timber faced doors, hygiene doors, smoke doors, steel faced doors and lead lined doors for acoustic and radiation shielding applications. Have a look at our solid core door prices here. And let’s take a look at the benefits of solid core doors.

Acoustic Properties

Sound insulation refers to the process of putting up an acoustic barrier between a sound source and receiver. The greater the mass of the insulation material per unit area of a door, the more soundproof it will be.

This is why materials like concrete are such great insulation. However, concrete isn’t very practical for use in acoustic doors. Rather, a double-leaf partition – two sections separated by an air gap filled with a sound absorber like a solid core – is far more feasible.

Solid core doors have fantastic sound insulation properties, and are suitable in homes, hotels, office spaces, industrial spaces and more.


Much like sound, solid core doors have great temperature insulation properties. This means that they keep a room warm in winter and cool in summer. This in turn can save you money on energy costs and make a home or office space more inviting.


Solid core doors offer far superior levels of resistance to attacks and/or forced entry. While we also offer security doors for heavy duty applications (these are ballistic doors), our standard solid core doors are still very hefty and are more suitable for residential, and commercial applications, such as in schools, offices, hospitals and more.

Quality and Durability

The overall build quality of solid core fire doors is far superior to hollow core doors, and thus are extremely durable and will last you a lifetime.


Despite being heavy-duty and able to withstand a volatile assault, solid core doors are extremely adaptable and can be aesthetically tailored to suit many types of designs and finishes. Our security doors can be customised to suit a number of different requirements.

Solid core doors can be fitted with a range of accessories, such as locks, fixings and glazed viewing windows. All security accessories must be factory fitted to ensure maximum resistance against threats. They can also be manufactured in a range of shapes and sizes to suit a variety of operations.

If you are looking for solid core fire doors that you can rely on, please get in touch today. Contact FSE Special Purpose Doors on 1300 4 DOORS to discuss your special purpose door needs.