Glazed panels play an important role in security doors. On its own, a panel designed for security purposes does not make a door secure – but it contributes to the performance of the product as a whole. Glazing may be seen as a ‘weak spot’, but it provides much-needed visibility
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
What do fire door ratings mean? Fire door performance is rated in terms of resistance, and therefore the contribution a door makes to compartmentation and slowing the spread of fire. It is declared as a number of minutes – 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes – and ratings can be
Which standards apply to fire doors? National building regulations describe how our built environment should perform in the event of a fire, but standards describe how products and components should be tested to check that performance is achieved. When researching fire doors, the wide array of door-related standards generally can
What is primary test evidence for fire doors? Results of fire door testing apply to the specific configuration of components subjected to an individual test, and manufacturers ensure the products they produce replicate tested performance. That consistency is a pillar of third-party accreditation scheme membership. Sometimes, however, it is necessary
Everyone at Soundcraft is deeply shocked and saddened at the sudden recent death of our friend Mick Brooker. Our sympathies and condolences are with his family at this time.
Soundcraft has been appointed by Main Contractor United Living to work on the large-scale regeneration of Pollards Hill Estate. Pollards Hill is set to be transformed into a million-pound Estate regeneration programme. The rejuvenation will assist with the improvement of existing homes as well as the creation of new homes.
From everyone at Soundcraft we wish you a Fantastic Christmas and a Prosperous 2018. Our Offices will be closed from midday on Friday 22nd December and will re-open at 8.00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During December, a limited production of the manufacture of communal portcullis security doors and
City Island Phase 2 project is a housing development in East London. It includes 10 residential buildings, offices, retail, an energy centre and a centrepiece cultural building, which is home to the English National Ballet. Soundcraft have been appointed by Pantera Carpentry for the supply of over 400 apartment entrance