James Latham recently supplied customer Hanson & Beards with more than 200 Egger FD30 Decor 44mm melamine faced door blanks which they have installed as part of Criterion Capital’s £5.2m refurbishment of Enid Wood House in Bracknall town centre.
The specialist manufacturer of performance timber doorsets used the door blanks - which are FSC certified and exclusive to James Latham - for internal flat doors on the lower floors of the building, with Egger laminate, also supplied by James Latham, being used to produce matching entrance doors throughout the project which extends to more than 60,000 sq ft, across seven storeys.
Adrian Hanson, Managing Director of Hanson & Beards commented, “The team at James Latham have real technical expertise and an in-depth understanding and knowledge of all the products they supply so were able to advise and work with us in developing this specification.
“One of the main benefits of the Egger FD30 Decor 44mm door blank is that it saves the door producer time and money with its high quality melamine faced decor – there is no need for the purchase of laminate or veneer, saving associated production, wastage and administration costs, which of course can be passed on.”
The high quality melamine finish on the fire-rated door core colour, matches the rest of Egger's comprehensive decorative sheet material portfolio which is already carried by James Latham, so it is an excellent addition to the Latham/Egger offering.
Steven Dennard, Group Door Manager for James Latham commented, “We are delighted to be able to offer this exclusive range of Egger door blanks and it has provided the ideal solution to Hanson & Beards for this particular contract.
“Made in the UK, it is the only manufacturer produced decorative FR door core in the country - all other decorative blanks are produced by third parties.”
Mr Dennard continued, “Melamine-faced fire door blanks are relatively unknown in the UK as the process is really only possible for a melamine producer, but they offer real benefits to the door manufacturer and I can see plenty of opportunities with this product going forward, which will appeal not just to the traditional door manufacturers, but also shop fitters and broader turn-key operation businesses as they don’t have to own a veneer or laminate press.”
The Egger FD30 Decor door has the added benefit of FR Certification with a 3mm ABS edging (as well as the standard hardwood lipping required for all FR doors). It is available through James Latham, directly from stock and in 10 striking decors - all matching Egger’s extensive decorative sheet portfolio – including; Light and Dark Grey, Beech and Oak as well some more exotic finishes such as Tobacco Aida Walnut, Colo Bolo and Mail Wenge and is supplied as a 2135mm x 915mm blank.