Fitzpatrick Metal Doorsets Secure Apartments

Hornsey Road Apartments are part of the £36 million redevelopment of the former Victorian baths near London’s Finsbury Park

by Lucia Sejnova | Wednesday 6 July 2011

The impressive grade 2 listed gatehouse forms the entrance to 150 contemporary 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments.

Approximately 150 Fitzpatrick Securicel doors were specified internally for the project which achieved a ‘very good’ BREEAM rating as well as winning a Building for Life Gold Standard Award and being a finalist at the London Planning Awards.

The internal steel doorsets were designed to meet a high security specification for the apartment entrances - PAS23 & PAS24 certification and subsequent SBD (Secured by Design) accreditation - and were polyester powder coated to a matt black finish to offer a combination of contemporary aesthetics with high levels of protection for residents, meeting performance characteristics of 60 minutes fire resistance. Fitzpatrick undertook all the security testing to ensure that the requirements of the project specification were met.

Fitzpatrick has manufactured metal doors and doorsets since the 1940s which provide a highly adaptable solution for internal or external applications; the physical properties of steel - durability, flexibility, strength and high fire-resistance - offer significant security and performance advantages over other materials. Fitzpatrick metal doors and doorsets are not just for external use, they are also a stylish and versatile option for interiors.
All doorsets are designed and manufactured using sophisticated computerised equipment to be accurate, robust and low maintenance. They can be supplied primed for on-site painting or powder coated to any BS or RAL colour.
The design, specification, manufacture and installation of metal doorsets is a complex and technical process; Fitzpatrick can offer assistance to specifiers and architects to ensure that products meet expectations. A complete installation service includes on-site survey, measurement and installation.

As part of Leaderflush Shapland, the UK’s leading performance doorset manufacturer, Fitzpatrick can draw on a wide range of expertise, knowledge and experience. For more information and details of the many recent projects which have benefited from the performance characteristics and visual appeal of Fitzpatrick doorsets, please use contact details below.


Richard Moss
Leaderflush Shapland
+44 (0) 1773 530500

Wednesday 6 July 2011 / file under Construction | Architectural