Twenty-seven door manufacturers have won places on a new £130m framework to supply communal and entrance doors to the public sector. The Communal Doors, Entrance Doors and Associated Products (C8) framework, from purchasing consortium LHC, allows local authorities, social landlords and other public bodies to source preapproved specialist suppliers to supply and fit doorsets and associated door hardware and access control systems such as vandal-resistant duplex voice door intercoms. The framework will run from 7 June until June 2025, and is worth up to £100m in England, £20m in Scotland and £10m in Wales. It covers a range of buildings, including multi-occupancy residential, education, local government, police and fire authority buildings.
Dean Fazackerley, head of technical procurement, said: “We’ve set very specific requirements to cover safety and security, to drive high standards in public buildings for both fire safety and security. Bi-directional fire testing of fire doors was a mandatory requirement for suppliers, with all fire doorsets that are installed holding certification as a completed assembly. Enhanced security testing to PAS24:2016 or equivalent was also an essential for standard composite and timber doors that will be supplied via the framework.”
The framework is split into six lots, covering composite and timber doors, both fire and non-fire rated, communal entrance and exit doors in steel, aluminium and timber and access control. The full list of appointed companies (in alphabetical order) is as follows below:
Anglian Windows Ltd T/A Anglian Building Products
Baydale Control Systems
CMS Enviro Systems
Diamond Build Plc
F Bamford (Engineering)
Graham Holmes Astraseal
HBS Fabrication Northwest
Horbury Building Systems
John A Russell (Joinery)
Martec Engineering Group
Specialist Building Contracting T/A Permadoor
For more information about the C8 framework, visit the LHC website.