communal security entrance doors

How to extend the life of a communal door?

Made entirely from steel and using only the very highest quality commercial application components, even down to the smallest fittings, when you decide to purchase a communal door or a set of communal entrance doors from Secure House you will gain a set of products that are not only highly durable but are easily serviceable and perform exceptionally in a wide variety of applications.

The many benefits of these doors

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Our Secure House communal doors have the longest life span and will deliver both longevity and practicality due to the inclusion of heavy-duty hinges, commercial application locks and robust door closers that always ensure the doors are closed and secure at all times.

What’s more, when it comes to health and safety and achieving relevant building regulations and standards, all of our internal doors are fire rated to 30 or 60 minutes as standard.

When choosing a communal door for any property, be it commercial or residential, there are numerous additional options and elements to consider, all of which will help to extend the life of the product.

What’s more, our expert consultants are happy to advise on this particular aspect.

For example, it’s worth discussing the many different locking systems as well as heavy duty hinges that are available on today’s market.

Extending the life of a door: our top tips

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Since a communal door will be opening and closing multiple times a day, maybe hundreds of times a day, in the first instance we would recommend the implementation of security electronic locking with every communal door set as this will provide both longevity and reassurance.

If this is the route you decide to implement, you will have the utmost peace of mind that your communal entrance doors are locked and secure all around the clock, day and night, 365 days of the year thus enabling them to last longer.

In addition, as an extra level of security, they can only be opened via intercom and with a manual key so you can rest assured any unwanted guests or intruders won’t be able to access the building.

If you are replacing a current set of doors already installed in the property, our system can also be adapted to work with existing intercoms to ensure fast, seamless, smooth operation for residents or occupants. At the same time, we are also able to provide a bespoke servicing contract to provide fast response in the event of an emergency.

Heavy duty industrial hinges are also an absolute must-have when it comes to any communal door that you would like to be in place for a long time. Heavy duty hinges will support the extra weight demanded by communal door and the frequency of it being opened and close.

If it incorporates security glazing – which is often slightly heavier than standard glazing – commercial grade hinges should always be specified.

Secure House: doors with the longest lifespan with zero compromise

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Even though it is classed as an industrial product, a communal door from Secure House with the longest lifespan does not mean you have to compromise in other areas.

We have a wide range of different styles, designs, colours and finishes but, rest assured, every set of communal doors from Secure House will deliver you the following:

• Low priced and cost effective for long-term use in multiple buildings
• Low maintenance with minimal ongoing costs for decades of cost savings
• Delivers a high life expectancy as standard
• Includes electronic locks for extra longevity
• Supply and professional installation upon request
• Meets and actually surpasses current building regulation standards

What’s more, when you want to extend the life of a communal door in a special facility, take reassurance in the fact that each of our door sets is low threshold as standard and can be made extra wide to facilitate easy wheelchair access.

We are proud to be committed to delivering Access for All and ensuring our clients’ project meet Part M that requires all new non-domestic schemes and major extensions to have full disabled access.

For more information or for a free site survey, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Secure House team on 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

 

 

The most popular reliability door in the UK

Earlier this year we were delighted to announce our partnership with Skydas doors as the company’s only accredited UK supplier. But did you know, Skydas doors are now the most popular reliability door in the UK?

Since the company entered the UK market just over a decade ago, they have distributed and installed over 5,000 of doors across the country with the sole focus of enabling people to secure their house in a stylish and highly effective way, irrespective of budget or building design.

Just what you’d expect from the industry leader in the manufacture and sale of reliability with over 20 years’ experience in the business.

The best steel door manufacturer Secure House.

From palaces to prisons, social housing to luxury apartments and mansions, Skydas is the custom design security specialist and we are proud to be delivering their bespoke, burglar-resistant products for a wide variety of different residential and commercial projects.

Top seller at Secure House!

Top seller at Secure House!
Top seller at Secure House!

The company has also forged an unrivalled reputation for being one of the few global manufacturers to design and produce best home security doors for use in both Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and conservation areas. We have been fortunate enough to work on a number of listed building and conservation area projects with each and every client (and planning officer!) thrilled with the finished result.

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The most popular reliability door in the UK: a beautiful Skydas security door installed in a conservation area home

A beautiful Skydas door installed in a conservation area home

We are looking forward to continuing and developing our partnership with Skydas and supporting the business as it adds further products to its growing portfolio including new reliability sliding doors, windows, secure garage doors and fire rated doors.

If you’re looking forthe ultimate burglar resistant reliability door that not only performs to the very highest standard, but looks incredible, look no further than Secure House and Skydas!

 

Electronic 3 point locking system

Electronic 3 point locking system

So, you’ve chosen your perfect security door for your home but the next question many people then go on to ask is: what are the best locks for my security door? It’s a very good question and one we here at Secure House help our clients to answer on a daily basis! And, in our opinion, an electronic 3-point locking system is one of the best solutions. We’ve put together a blog post on this topic to give you some more details!

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Visit our 360-degree trade stand!

Like thousands of other businesses, we’ve really missed seeing new and existing clients at trade shows and exhibitions this year. There’s nothing quite like meeting you to discuss your home refurb or new build projects in person rather than virtually – we can’t wait to get back to places like the ExCeL and NEC! In the meantime, why not visit our 360-degree trade stand over on our YouTube channel?

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A video conference tour of our Luton-based showroom

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Alternatively, we are more than happy to arrange a video conference tour of our Luton-based showroom where we can safely demonstrate and discuss a wide variety of security doors and windows from our extensive portfolio.

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And don’t forget, we can also organise a number of other ways to enable you to choose your perfect high security doors, windows, garage doors, gates, and shutters. These include:

  • Scheduling a video conference call via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp to discuss and demonstrate full scale doors, bespoke ironmongery options, locking systems, fingerprint recognition and much more
  • Emailing high res images of product photos as required
  • Colour sample requests to be delivered via post
  • Direct telephone calls at a time to suit
  • Our engineers can measure doors and windows at an agreed time to avoid any contact
  • We are able to take payments remotely by sending an invoice link via email

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a video conference call, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]

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A Full House Package from Secure House!

From high security doors and windows, to security garage doors, shutters and gates, we have got every product that you will ever need to create your very own secure house. We call it our Full House package from Secure House! And it is a service that is available for every type of residential project, irrespective of size, location or budget. We will work with you to ensure you get exactly the package you want and need.

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Refurbishments to new builds, there’s a full house package for you

Over the last three years, we have delivered hundreds of ‘full house’ projects for clients across the UK and Europe. We have worked on refurbishments, renovations and new builds to fulfil complete security door and window projects that have often included the installation of matching security garage doors, shutters, entrance gates and side gates to ensure an ‘all round’ safe and secure environment.

This type of work often entails working with architects, project managers and interior designers, so we have vast experience in this type of 360 degree collaboration and are only too happy to work as a part of a wider project team. We’re also very comfortable working alongside other trades such as plumbers, electricians, flooring specialists and joiners.

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One supplier to provide a seamless ordering and installation process

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Selecting high security doors, windows, gates, shutters and garage doors from one supplier has a number of benefits including the fact that will be provided with a totally seamless ordering and installation process.

Working with just one company for all these particular components, including design, manufacture and installation, you are not having to rely on several different suppliers and juggling your time to agree different dates and times for fitting.

Explains Edmundas Zaunieravacius, managing director here at Secure House: “We make it so easy for our customers to get both the level of security and top end design they require for their home.

Starting with a free site survey, consultation, professional advice and guidance, right through the highest quality products, wide ranging choice of the very latest designs and first-class installation – we make the whole process is so smooth and efficient and ensure that we always go that extra mile to make sure the finished result exceeds expectations.”

Adding the finishing touches to your full house package

With our full house packages, we don’t just stop at suppling and installing the high security doors, windows, shutters and gates that you decide that you want for your home. There a literally thousands of extra finishing touches that will elevate any products you choose.

For example, like one customer we recently worked with who loves bees and wanted to incorporate bees in her new front door, we designed and commissioned a solid brass bee door knocker. This is a great way to further personalise your home and add the very highest quality artisan finishes that will truly make your home stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.

A ‘one stop shop’ for residential and commercial security

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As outlined above, as well as a huge range of security doors, including front, back and side doors, windows, garage doors and gates to choose from, here at Secure House we also offer a comprehensive range of bespoke ironmongery and door furniture including door knockers and plates, designer handles, state-of-the-art locking systems, including fingerprint and facial recognition, high security shutters, bullet proof and supersize glass and much, much more.

Concludes Edmundas: “It has always been our aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for residential and commercial security requirements for all of our clients, no matter what they need. And it’s true to say that our overall loffering just keeps getting better every week.

We are continuously searching for the very latest designs from around the world as well as utilising state-of-the-art technology to create the very highest quality full house package security solutions. No project is too big or too small for our expert team of designers and installers – just put us to the test and find out. Your ideal, secure and safe home is at your fingertips here at Secure House!”

To arrange your free, no obligation Full House project consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0207 859 4207 [email protected]

 

High security replica windows

Steel Replica Windows

Installed a replica door in your conservation area property but want to add an extra layer of security? Our steel replica windows are the answer!

Protecting our clients’ homes to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones is what we do here at Secure House. Of course, collapsible grills or adding security shutters simply isn’t an option in a conservation or heritage area which is why our solution is the replacement of the complete window and window frame. And the finished results always speak for themselves because not only do they look incredible, they are also highly secure and are specifically designed to deter and prevent intruders.

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Over the last few years, we have designed, manufactured and installed steel replica windows across Central London’s prime residential areas including Kensington, Chelsea, Islington, Mayfair, Westminster and Camden. Take a look at this recent project at a luxury mews property.

The windows, whilst they still look relatively neat and tidy, it wouldn’t be difficult for an intruder to enter the property if they wanted to because the original window provides very little protection against the tools that modern-day burglars favour.

BEFORE

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The original mews property windows

Since the property is located in a conservation area, any replacement windows had to be completely faithful to the original so, our design team got to work!

After an initial site visit to review and measure and gather details, we created brand new, steel replica windows made from the very highest quality steel and powdered coated to provide an exact colour match. We also included high security glazing and multi-point locking systems as standard to lock the windows into position at two different heights. This detail enables the homeowner to leave the window open but locked in position so it remains secure.

AFTER

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The mews property now boasts steel replica windows made from the highest quality steel. Stunning!

As we said, the finished results speak for themselves, right? Not only are the replacement high security windows completely fit for purpose for many decades to come, it’s also very difficult to spot the difference from the original which is the key objective when it comes to heritage and conservation properties.

Choose from single- or double-glazed glass, with or without Georgian bars to your home’s unique and specific design. Colour match to existing windows and doors and even garage doors and gates.

For more information on steel replica windows or to arrange a free, no obligation site visit and consultation with our experts, simply give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

 

An example of an airlock we installed for client as part of a secure shop project

The benefits of an airlock in your retail store

Here at Secure House, we have worked on a wide variety of retail store and commercial property security projects over the years and amassed a vast knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. One thing that does work and does stand out as a key feature for lots of our clients is an airlock specification.

As such, many of the secure shop front projects we’ve worked on over the years have included the specification of an airlock in the overall design. So, in this blog post, we take a look at the numerous benefits of having an airlock included in your retail store and the ways in which they can enhance overall retail security.

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Mews Garage Doors

We’re delighted to have completed another London mews property project, this time installing fully automated, mews garage doors.

The client and owner of the beautiful mews home in a conservation area of London was focused on retaining the aesthetics of the original stable doors of the property. 150 years ago, there wouldn’t have been any cars around and the ‘garage’ would have been home to the proprietor’s horse as they were the mode of transport at the time.

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BEFORE: The mews property’s original garage doors

Since the local council planning team was insistent on the doors retaining their heritage and unique style, we go to work creating a design that would not only replicate the existing doors in exact detail, but also provide a safe, secure and even cosy home for a 21st century vehicle!

The new, high security mews garage doors in action from the inside…

Using only the very best quality steel clad with engineered timber, the new doors look exactly like the original set of stable doors and will be fit for purpose for decades to come. The new doors are also fully automated for effortless opening and closing. Plus, they do not have tracks on the inside so take up much less space than their tracked counterparts.

We hope you’ll agree that the finished result mews garage doors look incredible. Another very happy Secure House client!

…and the doors in action from the outside. A fantastic project all round!

To find out more about our wide range of high security garage doors, please don’t hesitate to call us on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]

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Conservation Area Security Windows & Doors London

As security door and window specialists, we’re also experts in the creation of matching conservation area doors and garage doors to replicate existing ones in London’s various conservation areas such as Kensington, Belgravia, Chelsea, Mayfair, Camden, Hampstead and Westminster.

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A number of mews properties in both Kensington and Chelsea boast such combinations and we’re very proud of the work we’ve done here, working closely with the local Council planning teams and estates managers to ensure the solutions exceed all the strict planning requirements associated with conservation and heritage properties.

The project detailed below provides a prime example of our capabilities in this highly specialised area.

Replacing traditional timber doors and windows

The owner of this stunning mews home contacted us to discuss the replacement of the traditional timber door and garage doors with a view to updating the property and improving security and energy efficiency at the same time.

We drew up plans to create a brand new steel timber clad door and set of side sliding, insulated bespoke steel timber clad doors that were exact replicas of the originals. The engineered timber we utilise is waterproof, extremely durable and will give many more years of life to both the new front doors. The chosen finish was a high gloss back, again, fully faithful to the previous doors.

The mews property before…

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The finished result, as you can clearly see, is truly incredible. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to tell any difference and that’s exactly what is required when working in heritage and conservation areas. With the idea being to restore and respect what has gone before and ensure the whole façade is in keeping with the building’s history and tradition.

…and the after – the finished result is simply stunning!

Conservation doors and garage doors for mews properties in London

So, if you own a mews property in London and are considering replacing your existing doors, we’re the number one specialist for replica doors and garage doors in London – give us a call!

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Choose from a wide variety of options when it comes to doors too. We have side-sliding as outlined in this project, automated mews garage doors and bespoke steel timber clad doors that can exactly match your doors.

Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises

Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises

As one of the UK’s leading security door companies for commercial and residential properties, we have recently been working with several Controlled Drug Licensed premises to ensure that they abide by all of the Home Office statutory and regulatory requirements in relation to security for such businesses. More information here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/controlled-drugs-domestic-licences

In addition to adhering to the basic site and building security measures demanded by the Home Office in relation to the location and wider environment, scale of the business, size of premises, staff numbers and amounts of Controlled Drugs (CDs) and Precursor Chemicals (PCs) held on site, we have helped our clients to meet the following by supplying LPS 1175 SR4 external doors:

What’s required?

Door requirements for Controlled Drug Licensed premises stipulate that all external doors and windows are fitted with secure locks. There are also additional requirements for those handling higher risk Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals, including those specifically referenced in the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973. The Home Office states that all external doors (including fire escape doors) are manufactured to the recommended standard of LPS 1175 SR4.

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Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises
Door requirements for Controlled Drugs/Precursor Chemicals licensed premises

Types of doors

There are three main types of doors (with LPS or Loss Prevention Standards set out by the Loss Prevention Certification Board) that will enable such premises to meet requirements:

  • LPS SR4: ‘Loss Prevention Standard’ SR4 – an SR4 door will withstand an attack using a variety of hand tools for up to 30 minutes
  • LPS SR3: ‘Loss Prevention Standard’ SR3 – and SR3 will withstand an attack using a variety of hand tools for up to 15 minutes
  • LPS 1175: ‘Loss Prevention Standard’ 1175 focuses on the physical security of ‘intruder resistant building components’ to include items such as strong points, doors, shutters and fencing

All of these doors can be fire rated too for even further protection from intruders or vandalism. We are able to supply and install fire rated doors from FD30 (withstand fire for up to 30 minutes) up to FD60 (withstand fire for up to 60 minutes)

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Going above and beyond

As well as covering everything required when it comes to high level security doors, we also have a range of safes and vault doors available that can achieve the standards outlined below:

  • A prefabricated strong room (PSR) that has been certified to CEN Grade VI of BS/EN 1143-1
  • A safe that has been certified to an appropriate CEN Grade (e.g. I to XIII) of BS/EN 1143-1
  • A small safe that has been certified to Grades S1 or S2 of BS/EN 14450

In addition, the recent projects we have completed in this particular field have seen us include certified security shutters and windows, along with secure document window hatches.

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Prefabricated strong rooms (PSRs)

Finally, over the last few years, we have designed, built and installed a number of prefabricated strong rooms (PSRs) for both commercial and residential clients.

If you’d like to know more about our wide range of Controlled Drug Licensed premises security products or to arrange a free site visit to discuss your requirements, please feel free to give us a call on Tel: 0207 859 4207 or email: [email protected]