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
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.
When it comes to sourcing doors, there’s a lot to think about — such as appearance, materials and security. This is certainly true for communal security doors, which are often subjected to vigorous wear and tear.
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.
Recently, Soundcraft have successfully completed an extensive series of tests with Exova BM Trada on its new Integrity Aluminium Range of communal security doors to PAS 24:2012 and BS 6375:Parts 1-3:2009.
Two recent Soundcraft installations of communal security doors display the range of aesthetic options available to suit particular residential requirements. The 2XG design of the door and screen at Elizabeth Court reflects the open nature of the approach and entrance to the building which is part of the stock of
With Phase 9 of Wandsworth Borough Council’s (WBC) Replacement Security Front Entrance Door (FED) programme finishing in June 2014 it is appropriate to reflect on the multilocking specification that has been used in the installation of over 10,000 doors, boroughwide by WBC, over the last twenty years or so.