Our secure ward entrance and cross-corridor doorsets are all FD60 fire-rated.
Door control options
Our anti-ligature concealed transom door closers don’t just address fire containment – they play a crucial role in making sure doors are closed for security too. Plus their internal back check stops the door being slammed or used as a weapon – making life safer for staff.
Standard: With adjustable closing power (EN1-4), and closing and latching speeds, the door can be set up to ensure it closes every time, keeping the area secure.
Hold-open: The concealed hold-open closer allows doors to be left open throughout the day. However, it also connected to fire and smoke alarms to ensure the doors close to maintain fire compartments.
Designed for securing ward entrances, our corridor doors can be fitted with mechanical or electronic access control locksets.
Recommended for for heavy-use doors, electronic locks are quicker and easier to operate than mechanical ones. And our electronic lock is fully concealed in the frame head, eliminating surface mount maglocks and making the entrance less institutional.
Unlike shoot bolts, where the tolerance is minimal our special pyramid-shaped bolt ensures the lock securely engages even if it’s slightly out of alignment, improving security and make day-to-day use easier.
Can be incorporated into your existing access control system, or used with our smart platform, providing a real-time audit trail.
Can also be supplied with mechanical locksets.
After a series of repeated attacks, the robustness of ward entrance doors was becoming an issue for staff at Brockfield House. These attacks usually resulted in ironmongery fixing point damage, with locks and closers breaking out of the door and timber frame. Even changing the doors to single-swing with overhead connecting arm closers didn’t prevent regular damage.
To combat these issues, the Trust replaced their cross corridor doors with Symphony doorsets, with robust metal frame, double-swing pivot hinge system and concealed transom door closer. The metal frame provided a solid and secure fixing for the ironmongery on the ward entrance, while the doors’ concealed locks presented no ligature risks. They were also hygienic and stayed completely hidden when the door was closed.
Using a combination of standard and hold-open (EMAG) closers also ensured fire compartmentalisation and made them perfect for practical day-to-day use.
The result? Stronger, safer and more robust corridor doors that can now withstand repeated attacks.
Working with dormakaba , the global market leader in door closers, we developed a reliable anti-ligature overhead concealed door closer that’s robust, simple to fit and secure. It's available in two options – Standard or Hold-open – for corridor doors, providing designers the flexibility to select the most appropriate configutations for their design.
Automatic mechanical closer which maintains fire compartments and ensures staff safety.
When the door is opened, it will self-close when released. With an adjustable power rating, the opening force can be specifically set for the size and weight of the door, ensuring they close and latch correctly – eliminating the annoying slam caused by non-adjustable closers. Plus the back check internal brake prevents the door being slammed or weaponised – improving safety and minimising maintenance.
Doors stay in the open position day to day, ideal for creating open, spacious environments.
The concealed hold-open (EMAG) closer safely keeps door open – allowing easy movement through a building, reducing barriers and promoting independence. Surface mounted options are often prone to abuse and can look institutional, so our fully concealed unit is ideal for abusive environments and where designers want spaces to feel more normalised.
Plus it’s linked to the fire alarm, automatically closing to maintain fire compartments.
The existing double-leaf corridor doors with surface mounted, scissor-arm closers presented a ligature risk and were regularly over-opened, causing damage. Plus the leaves were vandalised, requiring repainting. We supplied extra-wide, single leaf doorsets with concealed hold-open closers — reducing the ligature risk — and used a vandal-resistant PVC facing — brightening the space and minimising maintenance costs. Three doorsets were removed and replaced in just one day in a live ward environment.
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Reliable, anti-ligature and concealed in frame head – it eliminates costly floor excavations. With configurations to suit all ward doors and an internal brake to prevent abuse.
Our Symphony doorsets BIM models demonstrate exactly how our doors all come together. And our built-in specification checker will let you know when you've tried to combine components that don't work together.
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14 Elliot Place
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Unit 8 Bankfield House
250 Bristol Avenue