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Renovating communal buildings with Newton Doors

October 26, 2021

Renovating communal buildings with Newton Doors

In June 2021, work finished on the regeneration of a social housing project in Glasgow, Scotland.

The project saw the replacement of 34 doors for Parkhead Housing Association, which were in poor condition due to the age and constant use of the existing door sets.

Steel door design

Due to the use and requirements of the building, the new doors had to meet security obligations and withstand constant footfall, whilst also being visibly appealing. Our Business Development and Installation teams worked closely with Parkhead Housing, meeting on site to discuss the project, agree specifications and take precise measurements.

The chosen door sets were BS4800 bitter chocolate brown type E single leaf doors with deadlights above (where applicable) and matching infill panels.

Whilst the initial design phases saw some teething problems, the drawings were amended to ensure it met the needs of the client.

Neil Kippen, Technical Coordinator for Parkhead Housing Association commented “As always the Newton team were very good to deal with onsite both in terms of advice, measurements and the eventual fitting of the door sets.”


The doors were installed over 17 days in two phases, with two door sets replaced each day. Alongside Newton Doors, Parkhead Housing Association’s door entry contractor, Sound Service were on hand to disconnect the doors, as well as upgrading some of the rear doors to a PAC fob system to replace the existing key entry.

“From survey stage to completion, I would highly recommend Newton Doors and Bradbury” says Neil. “I have used Newton on numerous occasions and have always found the product to be to a great standard. I will definitely be using them again!”

About Parkhead Housing Association

Established in 1977, Parkhead Housing Association in Glasgow was one of the first community-based Housing Associations, now servicing over 1700 housing units.

Brown communal steel door for flats


About Newton Doors

Newton Doors specialises in the production of communal entrance solutions, including aluminium doors and vision panels. Newton’s range of doors are designed to withstand heavy traffic, whilst also meeting aesthetic and security requirements for social, office and public sector buildings.



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