Protecting Trapped Fingers with Safehinge

Bespoke Complete Services are currently in the process of carrying out an extensive project at Clarendon Primary School in Bolton. A range of doorsets are being installed, all of which include the innovative Safehinge system, protecting children from the ever-present danger of trapped fingers.

Bespoke are currently working on a project at Clarendon School which forms part of the Blackburn/Bolton BSF (Building Schools for the Future) scheme. Several other schools, including St. Bede’s, Darwen Vale and Our Lady & St. John’s, have also enjoyed extensive refurbishments including the installation of a complete range of bespoke doorsets from our superlative collection.

The areas within Clarendon School are, as with all educational establishments, subject to high frequency of use and must be of sufficient strength and quality in order to provide a long service life. Over 110 doorsets are being installed at the school in a varied range of applications including FD30 and NFR; acoustic doorsets of both 32db and 35db ratings are also being used to minimise noise, keeping ambient sound both in and out of classrooms. All of the doors feature our Severe Duty-rated core and have an HPL laminate finish. Softwood frames with threshold seals and acoustic perimeters surround these quality doors.

All of the doors being installed as part of the Clarendon School project feature the Safehinge system. Current statistics reveal that around 30,000 children trap their fingers in doors each year; many of these incidents occur at school. Utilising a specialist pivot set and curved aluminium profile, the Safehinge system removes this danger and offers continued protection to all users of the building.

We look forward to completing this project so please subscribe to our regular newsletter for updates. For more information from Bespoke Complete Services, please call 01254 777142 or e-mail

In Pursuit of Excellence – Darwen Vale High School

Darwen Vale High School is home to hundreds of pupils from the local area, all of whom work together to “achieve their own personal excellence”, making the school one of the best in the region. The school was recently refurbished to make sure it is completely up-to-date and in compliance with relevant legislation; part of this refurbishment included the installation of many doorsets around the building which were expertly designed to match existing aesthetics while providing the required level of durability for such a demanding environment.

After researching the many doorset providers, Darwen Vale High School chose to employ Bespoke Complete Services to provide the required new doorsets for installation by contractors Balfour Beatty, thanks to our impressive longstanding reputation of providing similar high-quality products to a wide range of schools, colleges, universities and academies.

The refurbishment of Darwen Vale High School was part of the Building Schools for the Future Scheme, designed to initiate change in the education system through the provision of inspirational buildings. Benefiting from this scheme, Darwen High School has been kitted out with state-of-the-art computer suites along with a range of physical improvements.

Bespoke Complete Services were extremely proud to have provided more than 250 doorsets to the refurbishment project, including FD30, FD60, NFR and >35db acoustic products. All of the doors had been manufactured with a high-pressure Formica laminate face in order to deal with the frequent usage and, in addition, hardwood lips on all four edges and full edge protectors will provide extra support. Many of the doors featured integral vision panels which, glazed with strong and durable clear glass, will meet the extremely demanding acoustic and fire performance criteria.

In total, around 325 doors were produced for this project, all of which were locally manufactured and carry the highest ‘severe duty’ quality rating. The doors were produced in a range of colours and finishes to match existing aesthetics and will provide a long, low-maintenance service life.

This project is typical of the many carried out by Bespoke Complete Services. For more information on our products and services, please contact our team on 01254 777142 or email

New Year, New Doors

The New Year is a perfect time for renovation and Bespoke Complete Services are looking forward to completing several projects. In 2014, we will continue with our commitment to developing and producing bespoke doors and doorsets for a range of applications.

Specialists in the provision of professional doorsets to a diverse range of construction projects, Bespoke Complete Services offer products of the highest quality, officially certified to meet all relevant health, safety and quality requirements. As our doorsets are pre-assembled, installation time is dramatically reduced, leading to noticeable savings in labour cost as compared to more traditional methods of door replacement or installation. From high-performance acoustic doorsets to fire doors and ‘severe duty’ doors, our comprehensive range can be personalised with more than 300 veneers and on incredibly short lead times.

‘Severe Duty’ doorsets feature the innovative Strebord core, offering a superlative level of strength, safety and functionality. These doors are regularly installed to a variety of establishments, particularly educational facilities such as schools, colleges, universities and academies. Independently tested to extensive levels under official British Standard conditions, doors with the Strebord core are guaranteed to provide a long, low-maintenance service life.

Bespoke Complete Services also supply a range of performance doorsets, many of which are used in hospitals and other medical facilities. These doors feature added protection such as aluminium facing and edging to make sure that the constant knocks and bumps from hospital trolleys and wheelchairs do not cause damage.

The patented Safehinge, with its curved aluminium profile and specialist pivot set, ensures that fingers cannot become trapped. Suitable for use in all buildings, the Safehinge aims to reduce the 30,000 serious cases of finger injury that happen every year. Quick and easy to install, the Safehinge can be added to any of our range of doorsets.

For more information on any of our 2014 range of performance doors, doorsets and ancillary products, please contact us on 01254 777142 or e-mail