Bespoke Doorsets at University of York

Excitement is building as the finishing touches are put to a brand new, state-of-the-art teaching facility at the world-renowned University of York. The new building, which features an array of laboratories and a technology and computer suite designed to accommodate 120 students, is fitted with a diverse range of doors and doorsets proudly provided by BCS.

In 1963, the University of York admitted its first 200 students to the two buildings, Heslington Hall and King’s Manor, that comprised the original site. An immediate success, the new university quickly built another, larger building which now forms the establishment’s main centre. More than thirty departments make up the University of York, offering a wide range of subjects and pushing the establishment into the top ten in the UK.

The new building will be used frequently by a large volume of students and staff and so all are designed to be strong, safe and extremely durable. As the university is subject to a strict budget, cost-effectiveness was high on their list of priorities and we were able to supply doors, through MWS Joinery of Rotherham, (preferred sub-contractor of main contractor, Shepherd Construction), that fully met their combined need for high safety levels with a realistic price.

A diverse and extensive selection of doors were required for the project. With a mix of fire rated and non-fire rated door cores, many of which were acoustically rated and with glazed vision panels, each door was faced with American White Oak veneer and finished with a protective clear lacquer with effective anti-microbial properties.

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For more information on our bespoke doorsets, please contact the BCS team on 01254 777142 or email

Veneered Doors – Security with Style

The process of veneering a door imbues it with added strength and durability as well as providing a pleasing visual and tactile aesthetic. Veneered doors are therefore the natural choice for a diverse and extensive range of construction projects from public and private to commercial. Bespoke Complete Services are proud suppliers of an impressive selection of veneered doors, which have been installed in schools, hospitals, offices, shops, hotels and more.

At Bespoke Complete Services, we apply a powerful combination of traditional craftsmanship and the very latest technology to create veneered doors of impeccable quality. A solid particleboard core, which has passed every strict mechanical, fire and acoustic test standards set by the industry and is a market-leading product, is finished with a choice of six crown-cut veneers, each of which has a semi-matt lacquered finish to all edges and faces. Hardwood lipping is first applied to all edges to be concealed by this veneer face. The door core provides a perfect solution for companies looking to source sustainable timber and this, combined with the carbon-storing properties of veneers, makes these products an extremely environmentally-friendly choice.

Five standard sizes are available from stock in a choice of two applications (FD60 & FD30). Bespoke size and shape requirements are admirably fulfilled by our innovative Ewood Door which, available with glazed or unglazed vision panels, can be supplied with a rapid lead-time at the most competitive price – this door can also be used for NFR as well as FD30 & FD60 applications.

The exacting standards set out by the fire door industry are all easily met by our veneered fire doors and the data from these results is listed below.

Fire Testing – FD30 and FD60

Acoustic Testing – Ratings up to 35db

Mechanical Testing – PAS23 (tested to 500,00 cycles without evident ironmongery fixing degradation)
DD171/BSEN1192 (Class 4 ‘severe duty’ rating, the highest achievable standard)

We are experts at the design, manufacture and supply of bespoke doors. To find out more or obtain a competitive quote on current or planned projects, call our team today on 01254 777142 or email