Glazed apertures in a variety of shapes and sizes can be included within the door specification.
Selecting from a range of standard or bespoke vision panels the specifier has a further opportunity to create a unique effect. This includes glass retaining beads, matching hardwood bolection beads, flush quirked hardwood beads, and stainless or painted
Vision panel options meet fire performance (30
minute or 60 minute fire resistance) if required. To ensure quality and performance standards, doors with fire resistant vision panels will only be supplied factory pre-glazed.
Part M of the Building Regulations 2004 (Access
to and use of buildings) requires that all entrance doors and internal doors, where the door leaf or side panel is wider than 450mm (other than for reasons of security) include a vision panel. The vision panel should be installed towards the leading edge of the door, and its vertical dimensions should include the minimum zone or zones of visibility.
Guidance to this requirement of Part M can be
found on the following pages.
Bespoke vision panel options can be accommodated, please contact the technical
department for further details.
DDA Requirements &
Approved Document Part M of the Building
Regulations 2004 (Access to and use of buildings) and Code of Practice BS 8300 : 2001 (Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people) set out provisions which must be made in both domestic and nondomestic accommodation.
The provisions include the following:
• Widths of access routes and doorways
• Visual contrasts between doors, door frames
and the surrounding structure, and between
door faces and door edges, which is defined
by the document as a difference in light
reflectance values exceeding 30 points
• All entrance doors and internal doors other
than for reasons of security, where the door
leaf or side panel is wider than 450mm, must
include a vision panel. The vision panel should
be installed towards the leading edge of the
door, and its vertical dimensions should include
the minimum zone or zones of visibility (see
• Limiting door opening forces allowing
independent access through a building
• Ironmongery design, colours, sizes, positions
and fixing methods.
1) Standard Bead (shown in Oak)
2) 1/2 Hour Rated Bead (shown in Sapele)
3) 1 Hour Rated Bead (shown in Beech)
Approved Document M, Vision Panels Requirements & Solutions