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A push here, a kick there, a wallop and a slam, this is a day in the life of a door in an education setting.

Education settings are busy places where doors are in constant use and are subject to frequent knocks and scrapes as children bustle through them. They are also places where safety is of the highest importance and so the doors need to meet a range of requirements.

Here at Principal Doorsets we have vast experience of supplying the education sector which means we understand the importance of delivering functional, tough, hardwearing, and secure doors, whilst meeting necessary legislations. We have developed a range of doors that offer many performance demands and meet a variety of budgets and settings (Primary, Secondary, Further, University, SEN, HMYOI, youth custody centres etc.).

Finger protection:

According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, 30,000 children trap their fingers in doors every year with more than 1,500 requiring surgeries. We have a solution for this with our innovative Safehinge finger protection which prevents the crushing and shearing of fingers in your setting. The durable aluminium construction and supreme quality means it will not crack, tear or shatter; it is built to last. Safehinge works in harmony with all doorsets provided by us and the sleek aluminium profile blends in beautifully with any existing fittings and complements any finish you specify on the door face and adjacent frame.


Our doorsets offer fire retardancy of up to 120 minutes and our acoustic doorsets are available in multiple acoustic performances up to Rw42dB and can be configured as an acoustic and fire rated doorsets.

Door protection and durability:

A door that is resistant to everyday knocks, scuffs and scratches is essential in an education setting and our answer to this is postform. The postforming of 2mm thick PVC around the hanging, lock edges, frame and face of the door offers extreme resistances to scratching and splitting from frequent use and is easy to clean. PVC is almost triple the thickness of standard 0.7mm laminate which means is can absorb frequent impacts and does not shatter or chip as can happened with a laminate face product. This reduces maintenance costs by protecting the frame from damage whilst keeping pupils, staff, and visitors safe by protecting them from exposed damaged timber edges.


Our postform product is protected with Hygienilac to control the spread of germs. It is proven to kill 99.9% of almost all species of bacteria, including MRSA, salmonella and E.coli, and goes on killing them for up to ten years. It is completely harmless to humans and is non-carcinogenic, non-mutagenic and non-skin sensitising and is approved by the FDA and HSE for indirect or incidental contact with food.


Our doorsets can be supplied with vision panels, over panels, skylights, side screens, colour co-ordination, privacy blinds, graphics, and ironmongery to suit your requirements. Whether you need a single door, pair (equal or unequal), reduced swing, or bidirectional, a wide range of solutions are available.

Our promise:

Our teams will manage your project from your first enquiry through to delivery and installation. We are with you every step of the way with our excellent customer service and years of knowledge and experience.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get in contact with us now to find out more and how we can help you get the best possible doors in your education setting. Contact us on 01237 439152 or email

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