Simon Broadly, Design and Specification Manager, said:
“We engage with our education clients at the earliest design stage so that we can create customised specifications where required. We also have a thorough knowledge of Department for Education (DfE) guidance and how it impacts on the performance doorsets that are specified.”
Alongside the highest fire and acoustic standards Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s products address issues specific to educational environments, as detailed in the DfE’s Standard Specifications, Layouts and Dimensions guidance relating to internal doorsets.
For example the document states:
Dangers associated with automatically shutting fire-safety doors in areas populated by children can be mitigated by the company’s Sentinel hand and finger protection system which has rounded profiles to prevent fingers becoming trapped. While Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s anti-microbial additive, Hygienilac, kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria and can be incorporated into door veneers in schools where it is important to contain the spread of infection.
In addition Envision, a translucent door facing material that can be specified on all Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s performance doorsets, allows high definition, photographic images or graphics to be incorporated into a door, transforming it into an educational tool.
Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s broad range of innovative products ensures it is able to offer a variety of solutions to the education sector. Recently it has successfully manufactured and installed doorsets at the Colchester Academy, Bradford’s Rainbow Free School and Smestow School in Wolverhampton.
For more information please visit - www.leaderflushshapland.co.uk
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