Warrior Doors Helps St Leger Homes Secure Sandbeck House with New Warrior Door and Screen
St Leger Homes of Doncaster are an Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) who manage and service the 21,000 council homes in Doncaster. When St Leger had an issue with a problematic door and screen at one of their blocks – Sandbeck House – Sharon Hoskin (a St Leger Housing Officer) gave specialist communal door company Warrior Doors a call.
Warrior Doors was initially contacted by Sharon Hoskin at the end of November 2018 regarding problems with the front entrance door and screen at one of St Leger’s communal housing blocks — Sandbeck House. Warrior had been recommended to Sharon by a well-known Access Control Systems provider based in Doncaster.
The old door and screen that had previously been at the front entrance at Sandbeck had been battered by vandals, and ultimately had fallen into a state of disrepair. The door was clearly in need of replacing and did not achieve its ultimate function – acting as a safety barrier for the residents of Sandbeck.
Sharon and St Leger realised the block needed a door which wasn’t a just a sticking plaster, but an effective entrance solution that would last the test of time. Warriors’ Managing Director, Brett Barratt commenting on the old door set said, “the door and screen at Sandbeck were as aesthetically as they were designed and manufactured. In 22 years of designing and manufacturing doors, they were one of the poorest quality door sets I’ve come across.”
“The door and screen at Sandbeck were as bad aesthetically bad as they were designed and manufactured. In 22 years of designing and manufacturing doors, they were one of the poorest quality door sets I’ve come across.”
Brett Barratt, Managing Director, Warrior Doors
The design Warrior’s team produced for St Leger was a modern combination fully glazed door with a side-screen. The glass would provide Sandbeck’s residents an entrance to their homes full of light, and a door which would maximise aesthetics without compromising on security.
Sharon was initially quite anxious about increasing the level of glazing in the entrance door due to her prior experience of hooligans smashing or kicking in glass panels. The existing door set was largely opaque featuring almost exclusively panels of mild steel – not enabling the ‘natural surveillance’ which a fully glazed, stainless steel Warrior door provides.
“The feedback from St Leger was positive, Sharon exclaimed that, the door looks great– we are really pleased with it!”
The advice that Warrior Doors provided to Sharon was that if it’s the right, correctly specified glass you don’t need to worry about those issues. So confident was Brett – Warrior Doors’ Managing Director – in the quality of the glass that Warrior fits in its doors, that he offered to supply any glass free of charge within the first 12 months – if somehow it was smashed.
After receiving the order on Friday November 30th, it took Warrior Doors only 7 working days (Monday December 10th) to manufacture and install the new Warrior Communal Entrance Door and Screen at Sandbeck House — with the door being full installed and ready for inspection after just 4 hours.
So poor were the fittings on the existing door, that Warrior’s team was able to remove the old door in just 15 minutes.
“After receiving the order on Friday November 30th, it only took Warrior Doors 7 working days (Monday December 10th) to manufacture and install the new Warrior Communal Entrance Door and Screen at Sandbeck House.”
On December 10th straight after the door had been installed, Brett sent over photographs of the newly installed door for Sharon to inspect. The feedback was positive, Sharon exclaimed that, “the door looks really great– we are really pleased with it!”
A few days following the installation of the entrance door, Sharon fed back to Warrior’s team on the immediate impact of the door thus far. Sharon commented that, “the new door seems to be successful so far, and we did have an incident reported this week where 2 males tried to break into the block of flats but could not pull the door open. They proceeded to try to damage the door, and I can report that there isn’t even a scuff on it”
The team at Warrior Doors was thrilled that they could produce a solution for St Leger Homes and the residents of Sandbeck House. Warrior Doors looks forward to working with St Leger Homes of Doncaster in future to ensure the security of more of their blocks.
To hear how Warrior Doors’ team produce bespoke communal entrance door solutions for social housing blocks like Sandbeck House, and to learn how we could help you with communal entrances you work with, please give our Technical Sales Team a call today on 0121 706 8400, or alternatively send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org