As the leading UK performance doorset manufacturer, Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw
The following figures give an indication of the Light Refl ectance Values (LRVs) of commonly used door face materials and ironmongery finish options
The importance of a fully certifiable performance has been recognised in the Construction Products Regulation and the introduction of CE marking of doorsets
The core product offer from Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw 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 Laidlaw introduce Hygienlic, an anti-bacterial finish for infection control in doors and doorsets
Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw has developed the Leadline range of doorsets providing various levels of X-ray protection while accommodating all the standard Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw facing options
Introducing acoustic doorsets
The Audiodor range of flush doorset constructions have been developed to meet acoustic performance requirements above other Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw product ranges. These acoustic doorsets incorporate the latest construction and seal techniques to ensure high levels of sound reduction, while taking into account other performance characteristics including:
Fire resistance, independently tested and accredited within the BWF-CERTIFIRE scheme.
Smoke containment, as acoustic seals negate the need for additional smoke seals.
Mechanical strength and durability, either Severe Duty (SD) or Heavy Duty (HD) in accordance with BS DD171.
Ease of handling and installation with lighter weight doorsets.
The effects of acoustic privacy and nuisance noise are subjective and influenced by background noise within the room, distance from sound source and general context, amongst others.
When considering walls containing doors, it is the combined performance of both elements that is relevant, clearly the proportion of door to wall area is particularly important.
The following table provides some general guidance on acoustic privacy in relation to sound reduction:
Normal speech easily overheard
Loud speech clearly overheard
Loud speech can be distinguished
Loud speech heard but not intelligible
Loud speech heard faintly
Loud speech and shouting can be heard with difficulty
Central to the successful achievement of required acoustic levels is the specification of complete engineered doorsets, where all components are factory-assembled to the closest tolerances and test-proven, as opposed to site-assembly of disparate components. In addition, best practice on site is critical, sound is like water in that all gaps must be properly sealed to stop leakage (see Achieving Performance on Site).
Acoustics is a complex field and a wide variety of performance levels sometimes referred to including NR or NC levels and dBA, RwdB and STC. Acoustic performance for doorsets should always refer to RwdB. It should be remembered that performance values quoted for products and ranges are based on laboratory test results; on-site testing will generally produce lower results.
Further technical information on acoustic performance of doorsets – including the implications of Part E of the Building Regulations – is available from our Technical Services Department.
All Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw acoustic doorsets incorporate appropriate combinations of high performance acoustic frame seals (common throughout the range) and bottom edge-of-door seals, with low-profile aluminium thresholds to minimise accessibility difficulties. Each particular door leaf construction has been acoustically tested with its frame and associated seals, and designated for ease of selection.
Acoustic doorsets can accommodate many of our standard vision panel designs – all factory glazed (with glass to suit acoustic and fire performance) using fully sealed glazing beads.
Some acoustic doors may be heavy and require appropriate wall structures to support them.