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.
Meet The Leaderflush Shapland Board...
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 has formed strategic relationships with numerous joinery subcontractors across the UK to offer an Installation Partners scheme for doors and doorsets
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,
from initial design to successful delivery
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 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
An innovative and exclusive high impact PVC facing Hygieniform
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.
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
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
equality act opening forces doorset solution
Building designers and specifier’s must avoid creating access difficulties for
disabled people whilst taking all steps possible to provide effective barriers
against smoke and fire.
It can be extremely difficult for wheelchair users, and for people with assistance dogs, low upper body strength or walking aids to manoeuvre through a door-opening against the force exerted by a closing device and any extra resistance exerted by seals and air pressure differentials
The Leaderflush Shapland team has long been concerned about these difficulties and the challenges involved in the production of a fully accessible performance door set, so has focused its efforts and resources on resolving the issues.
Using special door set geometrics; Leaderflush Shapland have developed an Equality Act Opening Forces doorset solution. This complete engineered door set will satisfy the opening forces requirements of the Equality Act (previously the Disability Discrimination Act or DDA) whilst still complying with fire and smoke control regulations.
No other doorset manufacturer can make this claim with third-party test evidence.
For disabled people to have independent access through single or double swing doors, the opening force, when measured at the leading edge of the door, should be no more than 30 N from 0° (the door in the closed position) to 30° open, and no more than 22.5 N from 30° to 60° of the opening cycle.
Where hinged or pivoted fire resisting doors need to be accessible by disabled people, the door closing devices fitted should have ‘controlled’ action, conforming to the requirements of BS EN 1154:1997, Annex A, be of a variable power type and conform to the recommendations above.
The Leaderflush Shapland solution is a complete door set which is a combination of elements specially designed to work together to meet the legislation - doorleaf, frame, seals, hinges, handle, lock, closer and all other ironmongery.
Many of our largest institutions are insisting that the door set opening forces set out in the Equality Act (formerly the Disability and Discrimination Act or DDA) are achieved and yet they need the security of smoke and fire protection. Hospitals in particular have a very high number of users for whom door opening forces can be a very real problem – wheelchair users, porters with trolleys or patients on crutches for example.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), now known as the Equality Act, aims to make it a duty to avoid discrimination against disabled people and requires that reasonable adjustments to the design of buildings are made to provide this universal level of access.
Areas of consideration for door sets to meet Equality Act (DDA) requirements are opening forces, visual contrast, effective clear widths, glazing in doors - minimum zones of visibility and ironmongery designs, positions and critical dimensions.
Part M of the Equality Act Regulations, ‘Access to and use of buildings’, requires reasonable provision for access by people to buildings. Regardless of compliance with Building Regulations, there is also an obligation under the Equality Act for service providers and employers to consider barriers created by physical features in buildings.
Using our wealth of knowledge and technical expertise, we can work with you, guiding you through the design and specification process to help you deliver a fully compliant door set solution without sacrificing performance or aesthetics.
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