Smart, strong, but simple to maintain, laminate doorsets from SDS Protection will bring an understated sense of class to any project. Engineered laminates are available in a vast kaleidoscope of colours and styles, including some very realistic timber and metal effects.
Laminate doorsets from SDS Protection are remarkably versatile – they are not only inherently tough and enduring, but they can be specified to either blend in quietly or stand out confidently in a bold design statement. If they are destined to be installed in an area of intense pedestrian activity, then laminate doorsets can be robustly augmented by the addition of integrated thermoplastic protection fitted in our factories at point of manufacture. You can find these clever options under the Additional Protection tab.
SDS laminate doorsets have been tested in accordance with industry standards.
FD60 – Sixty minutes integrity*
FD30 – Thirty minutes integrity*
NFR – Non fire rated.
Exceptional variations may be possible, please contact SDS Protection.
*not applicable to bi-fold or sliding doorsets.
Block cores. Comprising small sections of timber laminated together and faced in ply, makes these cores lighter weight (easier for installers to manhandle) simultaneously providing a very sound substrate for fixing into for example at the hinges, lock casings and door closers.
Particle cores. Stable and balanced, these consist of very densely packed timber particles, and typically have a generically consistent structure making these cores very predictable to work with. Marginally more susceptible to moisture absorption.
Both types of core can satisfy NFR, FD30 and FD60 fire rating requirements.
SDS laminate doorsets can be manufactured to meet the following acoustic ratings:
NA – no rating
For ratings above 41 dB please consult with SDS Protection to discuss your requirements.
*not applicable to bi-fold or sliding doorsets.
Vision Panel Layout
Below is the standard selection of vision panel sizes. Please contact SDS Protection if wishing to specify vision panels outside of these parameters to check compatibility with doorset fire rating.
Vision Panel Glass & Beading
Clear • Privacy Panels* • Frosted • Smart Glass* • Integral Blind*
*Not compatible with sliding or bi-fold doorsets.
Vision Panel Beading
We offer two types of beading with Laminate doorsets:
Bolection (cloak) and Quirk.
SDS Protection can supply a wide range of High Pressure Laminates (HPL) suitable for vertical orientation.
Shown below are some swatches of the more popular ranges. See these ranges in detail.
SDS can manufacture Laminated doors with either concealed or exposed lippings.
Additional Protection – DEP & Kickplates
Doors in busy environments can begin to deteriorate quickly through repeated accidental collisions. The result is a raft of secondary issues that cannot be ignored, including:
Fire Resistance – the fire rating of a doorset is compromised when tolerances around the door leaf begin to enlarge at points of repetitive strikes, thereby exceeding fire check regulations.
Hygiene – the hygienic integrity of the door and surrounding areas can be severely undermined as the door edges splinter and crumble under impact, exposing timber edges, which encourages the build-up of dirt and bacteria growth in the affected areas.
Performance – the performance of a doorset is gradually impaired as impacts resonate through the door leaf causing slump, misalignment and ironmongery malfunction.
Door Edge Protection (DEP)
Our ingenious door edge protection can either be surface mounted or flush fitted which allows us to both integrate at the time of manufacture or retro fit to prolong the life of existing doors.
These can be surface mounted on SDS Laminated doors to give extra protection to the standard door in areas where doors are likely to come under sustained collisions.
SDS are happy to work with you to build a bespoke protection specification, for example incorporating stainless steel frame protection and shaped kick plates.
For more information about bespoke protection contact us.
SDS provide three types of frame construction: Rebated, Split-frame or Traditional Frame finish.
Each frame type can be supplied clad in dFend or Hydroclean protection. Alternatively, the timber core can be lacquered or prepared as a paint grade finish.
Lead Lined Doorsets
In areas containing X-ray and MRI machines where containment of gamma-rays, magnetic fields and radio waves is paramount, SDS can supply lead lined Laminated doorsets using a traditional frame.
Example of lead lining...
SDS Protection issues all our doorsets already hinge-slotted and with the hinges (25 year guaranteed) pre-mounted to the door blades. Furthermore we have competent ironmongery schedulers at our disposal and would be willing to take care of the complete ironmongery package. In the first instance please contact SDS Protection to discuss your needs and specification you require.