LHC Launches New Doorsets Framework Endorsed by Secured By Design

Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, has launched its new Communal Entrance Doorset and Associated Products framework (CED1) in close association with Secured by Design

Secured by Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. With the partnership of Secured by Design, LHC’s CED1 framework can presents the most authoritative guidance relating to the security of public sector buildings.

Five (5) companies have secured the opportunity to provide goods and services through this framework, which has an estimated £26m value, through three regional lots, England, Wales and Scotland over a four year period. The framework will be promoted in Scotland under the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) brand, and in Wales under the new Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA) brand.

The framework is available to all Local Authorities, Housing Associations and other publically funded bodies throughout the UK (excluding NI), and offers a choice of high security doorsets in  materials including aluminium, mild or stainless steel, as well as door patterns, colours and side/over panels. The package also includes the complete supply and installation of door/access control systems and comprehensive maintenance services as required.

LHC’s Technical Manager, Jim Noble commented: “We are delighted to be able to offer this framework in collaboration with Secured by Design. It contributes to LHC’s comprehensive suite of high quality window and door frameworks that includes aluminium, PVC-U, and timber window and door solutions as well as composite entrance doorsets for public sector buildings.

“The framework structure has been carefully put together to suit our clients’ needs and evaluated to ensure best value for money for our clients.

Secured by Design, Senior Development Officer, Mick Reynolds, added: “The framework agreement will help address police concerns that poor quality communal entrance doors, which can give access to a huge number of homes especially in high rise developments, have led to crimes and anti-social behaviour being committed at the point of entry and to individual flats inside the building.

“We are thrilled that we were invited by LHC to work closely with them on this agreement and that SBD security standards have been included. This should go a long way to reducing crime.

“The agreement will help publicly-funded organisations, like local authorities, to more easily select companies to do the work.”

Find out more about this framework at www.lhc.gov.uk/CED1.