SDS Protection has four decades experience manufacturing and installing these exceptional doorsets. Demand continues to grow as their attributes are more widely recognised.
Blending all that is desirable into one product – hygienically safe, visually pleasing, easily maintained and extraordinarily resilient – it is unsurprising that these doorsets are recognised as the most appropriate type for the bustling, uncompromising environs of the Healthcare Sector, Leisure and Food Industries. SDS Protection's thermoplastic encapsulated doorsets lay claim to be the most desirable doorset type, and with the advent of our ‘Woodgrains’ finishes, they are to be found even in the most exclusive of settings.
SDS Protection postformed 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 FD60, FD30 and NFR fire rating requirements.
SDS Protection postformed 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 • Frosted • Integral Blind* • Smart Glass* • Privacy Panels*
*Not compatible with sliding or bi-fold doorsets.
Vision Panel Beading
SDS Protection offers two types of beading with encapsulated doorsets:
Flushglaze – Where the thermoplastic door facings are recessed into perspex covers producing a completely flush transition at the vision panel. Glass is installed centrally in the aperture if a fire rating is required.
Overclad – Where the timber beading restraining the vision panel is covered by formed thermoplastic angles. This is a removable system should the glass ever require replacement.
Door Colours & Finishes
SDS Protection doorsets can be encapsulated by skilled workers in our factories in the following high performance products:
dFend – Premium thermoplastic available in Cashmere and Stippled textures.
durablend – PVC-free thermoplastic available in Cashmere texture.
Woodgrains – Timber effect thermoplastic, smooth finish.
Hydroclean – Hygienic thermoplastic, smooth finish.
Clicking on the icons below will expand the colour chip.
dFend and durablend
Standard Pastel Colours - Satin Finish
Semi-standard Pastel Colours - Satin Finish
Standard Vibrance Colours - Gloss Finish
Semi-standard Vibrance Colours - Gloss Finish
Please anticipate slightly increased lead-in times for semi standard colours. Bespoke colours and RAL matching can be accommodated subject to MOQ’s and an increased lead-in expectation.
Additional Protection – DEP & Kickplates
Door Edge Protection (DEP)
This ingenious door edge protection can either be surface mounted or flush fitted. It can be integrate at the time of manufacture or retro-fitted to prolong the life of existing doors.
By choosing contrasting colours for both the leading and heel edges of the door you can aid DDA compliance.
These can be surface mounted on postformed doors to give double the protection in areas where they 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.
Frame Types & Frame Finish
SDS Protection can offer three configurations of frames and three different finishes as listed below. This provides multiple options to satisfy any variables that may arise. We will also accommodate special thickness linings where recessed closers are required.
Each frame type can be supplied clad in dFend, durablend or Hydroclean protection. Alternatively, the timber core can be lacquered or prepared as a pre-primed 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 Protection can supply lead lined postformed doosets 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 you require. In the first instance please contact SDS Protection to discuss your needs.