The Integrity Steel SBD Communal Security Door has been successfully tested to the demanding STS202 standard (broadly similar to LPS1175-SR2), achieving BR2 (Burglary Resistance) level 2 on the door and BR3 on the glazed screen. As a consequence, Integrity Steel CSDs are covered by Soundcraft’s Secured by Design licence. This
If you’re specifying communal security doors (CSDs) for a social housing block of flats, there are many options to choose from and deciding what kind of door to use can seem like a difficult task.
The classic timber portcullis door and screen design was pioneered by Soundcraft, and has been successfully used for several decades in a variety of demanding social housing environments. If you are interested in other options, we also offer a wide range of alternative designs which retain our high security standards.
Soundcraft has completed a major refurbishment project on four residential apartment blocks in Bromley. Appointed by chartered building company T Gunning Ltd for the replacement of existing fire-rated doors within the Fair Acres properties, Soundcraft installed 140 FD30 entrance doors within existing frames, together with 151 adjacent FD30 fire-rated storage
After successfully completing the delivery of new fire doors and screens to the communal stairwell areas, Soundcraft is returning to the Thamesmead Estate in South London to commence a second phase of works.
When it comes to doors designed for security, particularly communal security doors, a Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation is instantly recognisable – and the marketplace generally wants SBD-standard doors made from steel or aluminium. There are plenty of projects, however, where a door with SBD accreditation, or a metal door,
Communal security doors welcome people to a building but are also the first line of defence against anti-social behaviour. Achieving the right specification so residents enjoy being secure in their homes without feeling prisoner is a delicate balance. The Portcullis timber door range by Soundcraft can help provide that balance and
As a door manufacturer it’s surprising how often we are asked to explain the difference between flush and panelled doors. The question comes from a variety of sources, such as architects, contractors and developers, and it can be difficult to know which one is best for a project if you
This article gives a brief explanation of the changes in recent years regarding legislation concerning disabled access, and focuses on the requirements of the Building Regulations (Part M) relating to doors. In particular, it looks at Clear Opening Widths; Threshold Heights; Visibility Requirements & Self Closing Devices. Legislation The Equality
1. What are performance doors, doorsets and windows? These are products designed to provide a given level of performance in specific areas such as fire resistance, sound attenuation, security and reducing heat loss. More specialist areas like radiation control are sometimes included. Performance products invariably have been tested, calculated or