The doors were needed for a project involving a brand new sixth form block which would hopefully be opening within the New Year.
American White Oak doorsets were supplied to the new sixth form in various applications as required. These included NFR, FD30 and FD60 as well as some acoustic doorsets which would be used for the music areas. The acoustic doorsets needed to be up to 38rw db acoustic performance.
All the doors were manufactured in our factory as well as being factory fitted with their acoustic perimeter and automatic threshold seals to achieve the desired specification required.
Perimeter seals are an essential part to an effective acoustic door seal solution. When a door is manufactured and fitted into a frame there is a natural gap created between the door leaf and frame in a doorset. The seals work by filling the air gaps that create sound leaks around the head and jambs of the doorset. This works by stopping smoke, light, dust as well as sound.
The threshold seals as part of BS 476: Part 31:1 smoke seal compliant automatic drop down seal has a light weight mechanism which is self levelling when activated. It is proven too because the seal has passed a 100,000 cycle test with ease.
All doors were pre-hung in the factory and glazed vision panels were inserted. Rainford College is the Post 16 Provision of Rainford High Technology College; the new school building will provide students with an environment to be proud of.