Communal SBD

Aluminium Secured by Design access control doors for apartments, social housing, or any public building needing to control the entry and exit of people.

Reliable and secure access control doors offering convenient control of entry and exit with premium security.

Product overview: The  Alumax Communal SBD door is a certified, secure and dependable door for any communal entrance in residential or commercial buildings. The advanced high security hardware and strong overall construction provides your premises with a high traffic access control door for round-the-clock use.

  • British made quality doors

  • Made to measure, fast delivery

  • After sales support

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The AlumaxCommunal SBD commercial aluminium door is a certified PAS24 door for common entrances needing to be locked at all times, yet provide access and exit to authorised building occupiers. The door is designed to automatically lock every time.

Our Secured By Design (SBD) door provides you with all the benefits of a quality-made, reliable aluminium door with enhanced security, engineering and performance.  Offers all the advantages of aluminium commercial doors such as extensive colour choice, low threshold, thermally insulated frame and self-closing device. Secured by Design door sets are designed to prevent attack and burglary attempts giving you peace of mind in any public, retail or other commercial building.

An aluminium door with thermally insulated sections on the door frame and door leaves, AlumaxCommunal SBD doors are designed to eliminate many of the problems associated with communal doors such as tampering and ensuring only those with authorised access can gain entry.  AlumaxCommunal doors also provide an easy exit.

Doors feature premium hardware and advanced manufacturing making them ideal for high security, access-controlled doors in offices with secure personnel doors, as the main entrance door to flats and apartments, retail outlets with high-value stock, stock room doors and many other applications.

AlumaxCommunal SBD doors are suitable for retrofitting to existing openings or for new build projects. An ideal certified door where security and meeting enhanced security specifications is required. The aluminium doors and frames are robust in their construction fitted with the latest high security architectural hardware.

Doors are tested with anti-finger trap hinge stiles, a standard midrail section, double glazed security glass and a low threshold.

Our AlumaxCommunal SBD door is available as a certified door in both single and double door versions.

AlumaxSBD Entrance doors are available in a variety of sizes.  Single doors up to 1200mm wide and 2400mm high have undergone testing.

Thermally broken aluminium frames and door profiles ensure doors exceed the current U-Value requirement for commercial doors of 3.5Wm2K.  AlumaxEntrance SBD doors achieve a 1.9Wm2K U-Value with the polyamide thermal barrier and correct glass units.

Doors have a mechanical construction with square cut frames and door leaf profiles. Aluminium spigots and tie bars connect the door rails to the stiles.

  • Aluminium extrusions with a minimum 2mm wall thickness.
  • A secure door glazing bead, in excess of 3mm thick helping resist an attack on the door via the glazing.
  • Doors feature high security hardware.
  • Powder coated finishes to the current British Standards BS EN 12206,  coated by a Qualicoat Approved finisher.
  • The door carries the latest security locking systems and its own armoured keep arrangements.
  • Exidoor bottom pivot with ASSA Abloy concealed overhead door closer.
  • Anti-finger trap door stiles.
  • Adams Rite Armlock 281 magnetic lock with over 1000kg holding force.
  • Security anti-tamper pin lock.
  • Plain pad handles or a choice or architectural pull handles.


Doors are available in a choice of standard RAL colours from the Interpon / Akzo-Nobel powder range. Minimum paint thickness is approx. 30 – 50 Microns. Options include woodgrain colours, textured powder coating and the full RAL colour range.

All AlumaxCommunal SBD doors are available on a supply only or supply and fix basis. Please provide the following:

  • Manufacturing Sizes
  • Door handing as viewed from the outside.
  • RAL colour reference and whether satin, matt or gloss.
  • A dimensioned sketch of your requirements.
  • Door Opening Direction.
  • Hardware requirements.
  • Delivery address.

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