Olga Primary School

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Soundcraft has been appointed by Higgins Construction for the supply and installation of Hybrid Series 3 Curtain Walling with Tilt & Turn Windows and SD Aluminium Doors for Olga Primary school in East London.

To satisfy the growing needs of the local community, a new larger school has been designed for up to 720 pupils and will open its doors early 2017.

This project is valued at over £280K and will be another good example of the type of work Soundcraft can handle, with the fabrication and the installation of composite curtain wall and associated windows and doors.

Senior Hybrid Series 3 Curtain Walling is a blend of Aluminium on the exterior for durability and low maintenance (with a 25 year guarantee on the paint finish), and PEFC engineered timber on the interior for a natural look and feel.

The Tilt & Turn Windows are from the Hybrid Series 1 Range, which have been designed to meet current and future building regulations, with impressive U values and thermal performance.

The SD Aluminium Door can be manufactured in single, double and emergency door types. It utilises low thresholds and a variety of options such as radius anti-finger trap stiles, and has been satisfactorily tested to PAS24.

The work will start in early June 2016.

To discuss your project requirements please call our technical team on 0800 988 1875 or email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk

New composite doors for Soundcraft

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Soundcraft is extending its range of products with the addition of Composite Doors.

Composite Doors are manufactured with fibre glass skins with either an insulating foam or solid timber core, contained within a robust structural timber frame.

Our composite doors and doorsets have been tested to PAS23 & PAS24, and are Secured by Design (SBD) products.

Soundcraft can extend your peace of mind with its 3rd Party Certification on the manufacture and installation of FD30 & SBD doors and doorsets.

Aesthetically a composite door is designed to appear as a wooden door, with an attractive wood grain. Doors come in twenty three styles and seven colours, which won’t fade, discolour or require any maintenance. There are three finishes for the door furniture, plus a wide range of glass options.

And finally, Soundcraft composite doors and doorsets are very competitively priced without compromising security, fire resistance or aesthetics.

For more information on composite doors please submit your enquiry or call our Technical team on 0800 988 1875

New Aluminium Communal Security Door with magnets passes PAS24 test

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Soundcraft has recently successfully tested to PAS24 its new range of aluminium communal security doors and screens. Further testing to BS6375 parts 1, 2 and 3 is taking place.

The new range of aluminium doors will complement the existing range of Integrity SBD steel doors. However, the aluminium door range will include open-in and open-out options, magnetic locking, side screens housing call panels, firemans’ switches and letter boxes, fully glazed and other glazing options including insulated panels and thermally broken aluminium profiles.

Following a successful initial audit by Exova BM Trada for the new aluminium door range to enter its Enhanced Security Door 3rd Party Certification scheme, Soundcraft expects the new aluminium door range to be included under its Secured by Design licence shortly.

For more information on aluminium communal security doors, contact the technical team on 0800 988 1875.

Soundcraft completes successful STS202 audit test for Steel Communal Security Doors

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The Integrity Range of steel Communal Security Doors undergoes annual audit testing.

This is a requirement of Soundcraft’s 3rd Party Certification with Exova’s Certisecure scheme, and is necessary to maintain the Integrity Door Range under Soundcraft’s Secured by Design (SBD) Licence.

The testing to STS 202 took place on 18 January and level BR2 was achieved. The door, locked with electro magnets, was fully glazed and an Entrotec call panel was housed in the side screen.

For more information on 3rd party certified communal entrance doors contact the technical team on 0800 988 1875.

A new Technical Estimator joins the team

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At the beginning of 2016 Michael Bishop joined the Soundcraft Estimating Team.

Michael is not new at Soundcraft. He was our Senior Curtain Wall technician, having had 9 years’ experience with the company.

He started with Soundcraft as a trainee joiner and has developed his knowledge and expertise over the years.

His promotion is a very positive move for the company as it reflects the opportunities that exist for promotion within. His experience on the shop floor, a combination of practical and technical knowledge, made him the perfect candidate.

Michael will play an important role in expanding Soundcraft’s aluminium and composite – Hybrid – curtain walling business, plus aluminium and composite windows and doors. In particular, there will be considerable focus on the new Integrity Range of aluminium communal security doors and screens which have recently been successfully tested to PAS 24: 2012.

All at Soundcraft wish Michael well.

What are DDA compliant door widths?

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‘What are DDA compliant door widths?’ is a question that we’re often asked.

It’s important to note that although referred to as ‘DDA compliant’, the Disability Discrimination Act or DDA is no longer in effect. Despite this, DDA compliance is still the way many people refer to accessibility regarding doors. Read more »

Wishing a Merry Christmas from all at Soundcraft

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Just a quick note from everyone at Soundcraft to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2016.

Our Offices will be closed from midday on Thursday 24th December and will re-open at 8.00 am on Monday 4th January 2016.

During December, a limited production of the manufacture of communal portcullis security doors and aluminium curtain walling will take place. This is to ensure that the New Year begins with the necessary momentum to fulfil the installation commitments made for early January.

Reflecting on the past twelve months, our Managing Director Rob Thomson said:

“2015 has been a good year for the company, particularly with the growth of our aluminium curtain walling and composite windows & doors businesses. Thanks must go to our team- in the factory, in the office and on site- for making the year the success it has been. We must not forget, as well, our customers and suppliers, without whom we would not be here at all.”


St Swithuns Project

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In the past two years we have been working in partnership with Feltham Construction at the prestigious School of St Swithun’s in Winchester, on a £425,000 project creating new kitchens and refurbishing the old, plus adding new classrooms and associated facilities.

Soundcraft’s works involved the design, supply and installation of curtain walling, windows and external doors.

The curtain walling was a combination of the SCW aluminium and the Hybrid Series 3 composite systems. Both systems provide a 25 year external guarantee on the powder coating.

Internally on Hybrid curtain walling PEFC engineered timber creates a ‘warm’ environment. Overall Series 3 composite curtain walling provides low U-values with high environmental benefits, using re-cycled aluminium and 3rd party certified sustainable timber.

To respond to the high traffic of the school, the robust SD aluminium commercial door system provided the perfect solution, with its versatility creating open in and open out, single or double door options.

For the Kitchen SCW curtain walling was used in combination with the SCW Sloping Roof system.

To find out more about using the Hybrid and SCW curtain wall systems, plus composite and aluminium windows and doors, contact the technical team on 0800 988 1875 or read the case studies.