Client: Bishop Ramsey School
Type of works: supply of 212 Designer doorsets.
Bishop Ramsey School in Ruislip, Middlesex, a mixed 11-to-18 Church of England comprehensive school, has completed major rebuilding work in order to bring all its activities onto one site and provide state-of-the-art facilities for its 1,250 students and 150 staff.
Labelled their Big Build by the school, the project comprised a new wedge-shaped building including assembly hall, cafeteria, library, sixth form common room and chapel, and a new drama barn, including drama and dance studios, together with refurbishment of existing classrooms and science laboratories.
With a desire to create an inspirational learning space and fresh thinking the build offered an opportunity to revitalise and drive the school forward. The school and architect sought to specify visually distinctive doorsets with specific performance requirements and ensure the product had an extensive lifespan and as such Leaderflush Shapland supplied a total of 212 doorsets from its Designer range, which features a wide range of veneers, laminates, PVC, paint and metal finishes. Door facings selected were American Black walnut veneer, incorporating Hygienilac antimicrobial protection.
The doors featured fire resistance properties of 30 and 60 minutes, with acoustic protection of up to 38 RwdB, and also incorporated the EnduraCor core construction. EnduraCor is a highly cost-effective engineered performance core that is both versatile and stable, with severe duty mechanical strength meeting the requirements set out by DD171. It provides the ideal solution for the education environment, where the need for durable and robust doorset solutions is at a premium, ensuring a longer lifespan of the product which was key to the specification on this project