Mila Maintenance and Installation was contracted to carry out the upgrade works following a competitive tender. The bid included the supply and fit of new entrance doors, the upgrading of existing doors and the replacement of outdated and insecure externally beaded windows in the low-rise blocks.
It was originally planned that the works would be the straightforward replacement of existing doors, but our site team worked with Ongo to help them maximise the impact of the funding by carrying out a thorough survey of all the entrance doors on the estate, and developed a programme of repair/upgrade or replacement depending on door condition rather than simply replacing them all.
The existing door designs had a number of issues from a security point of view;
- They had large D-Handles that enabled would-be intruders to apply a lot of force to the door and pull it away from the magnetic locks which it depended on for security.
- Additionally, lipping on the door had previously enabled criminals to use a bar to lever the door open.