As the leading UK performance doorset manufacturer, Leaderflush Shapland continues to innovate for the demanding needs of the building industry
In August 2011, the SIG IM division was acquired by Laidlaw, a leading supplier of ironmongery, integrated doorsets and handrailing solutions
Virtually any door or doorset which has been designed and manufactured by Leaderflush Shapland has performance levels engineered-in above and beyond normal expectations
The brand has great flexibility providing bespoke solutions for any application from major PFI projects to small commercial developments.
The leading commercial interiors supplier offering doorsets, ironmongery, access control, handrail & balustrades, architectural glass, washrooms & partitioning
Leaderflush Shapland is continuously striving to improve the service and quality delivered to our customers. As a result of this aim we are constantly seeking talented, forward thinking individuals
Leaderflush Shapland as part of the Laidlaw Interiors Group has a set of Core Values or guiding principles
Providing an overview of its specialist products and services, Laidlaw Interiors Group (LIG) has launched its new corporate video, delivering an insight into its expertise and the capability of its divisions.
Issues to consider include the adoption of factory-assembled doorsets to improve environmental efficiency, techniques to maximise operational design life and, particularly, use of verifiable sustainable timber sources.
As a business we set high standards of environmental performance across all our manufacturing sites and work closely with our supply chain to play our part in conserving the world's natural resources
As a natural, organic, renewable material that is also recyclable, waste-efficient, biodegradable and non-toxic, timber has many environmental advantages for the building industry - and doorsets in particula
Leaderflush Shapland recognises that working conditions, which are safe and promote good health are vital to achieving business excellence
An exhaustive performance testing programme enables us to offer the widest available scope for certification and assessment of flush performance doorsets
The aim of the Leaderflush Shapland is to provide products and services that consistently satisfy our customers and earn us the reputation of being clearly superior over our competitors
We consider the performance and design aspects of doors and doorsets in relation to legislation, British Standards and NHS requirements
All you need to know about doors and doorsets in education: a step-by-step approach,
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Leaderflush Shapland take a collaborative approach to work closely with architects, contractors and specifiers to ensure design and performance requirements of the project are met, while complying with relevant Building Standards and Building Regulations for the commercial sector.
This section contains information on important Regulations, as well as other standards and documents that have an impact on doors and doorsets
This section outlines detailed technical information to supplement individual Leaderflush Shapland product range brochures which should be read in conjunction.
Clear opening width' is measured up to any projecting door item including furniture, weatherboards, etc
We can help specifiers with selection and provide samples of veneers and products which are useful during the project planning stage
RIBA assessed CPD seminars from Leaderflush Shapland
The following figures give an indication of the Light Refl ectance Values (LRVs) of commonly used door face materials and ironmongery finish options
The core product offer from Leaderflush Shapland is the Designer range of flush performance doorsets, providing specifiers the opportunity to produce unique designs meeting specific performance requirements
The use of radiused vertical edges to door leaves and all frame edges, and the postforming of facings around them, is an integral part of the Plasform® concept
The Extended Performance Range takes fully engineered flush doorsets to the highest specified performance levels while offering freedom of choice with styles and finishes
The Pivette doorset is based on a unique two-leaf articulated design, developed to minimise door swing area whilst maximising clear opening width
The innovative and exclusive facing option. With Envision, your doorset design is limited only by your imagination
Sentinel is an innovative hand and finger protection solution that allows specifiers and architects to achieve outstanding performance, without compromising design or architectural integrity
As part of our ongoing product development programme we are pleased to be able to add Hygieniform Eco to the Hygieniform range.
EnduraCor is a cost-effective engineered performance core which is both versatile and stable
When Hygienilac is added to wood lacquers, it kills most species of bacteria including C.diff, MRSA, Salmonella and E.coli and goes on killing them for the lifetime of the lacquer - up to 10 years.
Intelliglass provides an excellent design innovation in doorsets creating new options for specifiers.
As part of the core offer which includes flush fitting ironmongery, Leaderflush Shapland has put together a range of architectural hardware to provide a complete end-to-end solution for a total doorset package
EcoGuardTM offers contractors and installers, accurate and even coverage around the perimeter of the frame all in one clean and simple on-site application - without the requirement for tubes of intumescent mastic, which can be difficult and messy to work with.
An increased awareness of the potential hazard of patient barricade together with an increased awareness of the risk of ligature points represented by doorset components, has led Leaderflush Shapland to launch an innovative anti-barricade, anti-ligature doorset solution.
In some environments such as schools and hospitals it is desirable for vision panels to offer both a security and a privacy solution.
As part of the Laidlaw Interiors Group (LIG), Leaderflush Shapland offers financial strength, security and global enterprise, whilst our UK regional business centres can be relied upon to deliver local knowledge.
Fire resistance is one of the most fundamental performance criteria for fire doors and doorsets, resulting in a complexity of interrelated regulations, standards and guides
Fire resistance is one of the most fundamental performance criteria for fire doors and doorsets, resulting in a complexity of interrelated regulations, standards and guides.
Acoustic control within buildings using acoustic doors can be a complex area traditionally involving either specialist consultants or a purely subjective approach
A wide choice of high performance security doorsets has been developed by Leaderflush Shapland for situations requiring resistance against forced entry, vandalism and more serious burglary or armed attack
Various documents, including BS 8214, stress the importance of specifying the appropriate classification of doors to ensure long-term performance under anticipated uses.
With hygiene being such a critical factor across all sectors, Leaderflush Shapland introduce Hygienlic, an anti-bacterial finish for infection control in doors and doorsets
Leaderflush Shapland has developed the Leadline range of doorsets providing various levels of X-ray protection while accommodating all the standard Leaderflush Shapland facing options
Vision panels – suitable for non-rated, FD30 and FD60
The most popular vision panel styles are shown below, although other designs can be accommodated. All aperture dimensions shown are cut-out sizes. A selection of glazing systems are available to suit styles as shown. Please refer to the Leaderflush Shapland Extended Performance Range for vision panels suitable for FD90 and FD120.
One of the key features of the Designer Range is the ability to integrate unusual vision panels. Whilst typical configurations are illustrated above, specifiers can also have the freedom to design doors that are individual.
Within the Designer Range there are 11 commonly used vision panel configurations as illustrated above. As glazing has a major impact on fire performance, appropriate glazing and beading configurations need to be accounted for depending on the performance requirements. The configurations below provide up to 60 minutes fire resistance for hardwood bolection bead, hardwood flush bead and steel trim options.
The glass retention systems available include hardwood bolection and flush beads, or alternatively steel trims, all as detailed. For specialised glazing systems, for example with glazing and facing flush in appearance used in hygienic or similar areas, refer to the Plasform® Range.
To ensure quality and specified performance, all doors must be factory glazed. Hardwood beads can either be fully polished or painted to match the door or doorset. These are generally fixed with steel pins, punched in and filled, although other fixing methods are available. Steel trim alternatives allow the designer to match vision panels with door furniture, protective plates or other accessories and are screw fixed into position. Glazing for vision panels in fire rated doors can either be wired or unwired, insulated or uninsulated and clear or obscured glass.
For other shapes, sizes, positions and details of vision panels, the constraints set out in the ‘Specifying with Doors and Doorsets' technical guide should be considered or discussions held with us at an early design stage.
Intelliglass® obscurable vision panels provide the ideal solution where privacy may be required, for example in environments such as hospitals, consulting rooms, banks, therapy rooms, commercial offices and schools.
Intelliglass® vision panels utilise liquid crystals which are sandwiched between two layers of transparent conductive film to make LC Privacy Film. The film is then laminated between two pieces of glass. When electricity is applied to the film the liquid crystals line up and the vision panel is clear. When the power is turned off, the liquid crystals return to their normal positions and turn the glass from clear to obscured.
The panels can be changed from clear to frosted at the flick of a switch. This intelligent glazing system can be automatically or remotely controlled by connection to a PC or by wireless connection or simply a switch adjacent to the doorset. As there are no protrusions to cause dust or dirt build-up, they are ideal for locations where hygiene is of prime importance.
The high-tech Intelliglass® vision panel solution obviates the need for cumbersome mechanical systems, blinds, shutters or curtains.
Intelliglass® is available in two standard sizes: 400mm x 400mm and 800mm x 250mm. For non-standard sizes please phone our Technical Services Department or use our contact form.
Louvres and grilles
For ventilation, air transfer grilles or louvres can be fitted into Designer Range doors and doorsets.
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