Warrior Doors Helps St Leger Homes Secure Sandbeck House with New Glazed Secure Door and Screen

St Leger Homes of Doncaster are an Arm’s Length Management Organisation. Their team manage and service the over 21,000 council homes in the Doncaster area.

St Leger had an issue with a problematic door and screen at one of their blocks, as a result Housing Officer Sharon Hoskin gave Warrior Doors a call.

St Leger Homes’ Problem

Sharon Hoskin contacted Warrior Doors in November 2018 regarding issues at one of St Leger’s communal housing blocks. A well-known Access Control Systems provider recommended Warrior Doors after seeing the terrible state of the Sandbeck House entrance.

Vandals had kicked in the front entrance door and screen repeatedly, and as a result they were no longer fit for use. The existing communal entrance obviously needed urgently replacing, as it was not up to the task of keeping Sandbeck House secure.

Non Warrior Communal Entrance Door with small window space and chipboard covering smashed glass panel
  • The door and screen at Sandbeck House were terribly designed and manufactured. In fact in over 20 years of designing and manufacturing doors they were one of the poorest quality door sets that I have come across.

    Brett Barratt

    Managing Director, Warrior Doors

Warrior Doors’ Solution

Warrior Doors’ team produced a design for Sharon and St Leger Homes. A modern fully glazed door with a side-screen combination. The glazed door would provide Sandbeck House’s residents with a secure entrance, while also maximising the light that came into the block.

Initially Sharon had concerns about increasing the level of glazing due to prior experience of hooligans smashing glass panels. The existing door set was largely opaque and made almost exclusively from panels of mild steel. This created neither the natural surveillance (being able to see who is waiting outside) nor welcoming ambience which a fully glazed, stainless-steel Warrior Doors communal entrance does so well.

Warrior Doors’ Managing Director, Brett Barratt, explained to Sharon that it was the type of glass that was the issue. She would no longer need to worry because of course we would use appropriately specified secure glazing in the door and screen. Brett had absolute confidence in the quality of the glass, he therefore offered to supply any replacement glazing free of charge within the first 12 months if someone managed to smash it.

Fully Glazed Warrior Communal Entrance Door & Screen on a Communal Residential Building

The Installation

After receiving the order Warrior Doors took only 7 working days to manufacture and install Sandbeck House’s new fully-glazed door and screen. In fact it only took Warrior Doors team 4 hours to install the door and make it ready for inspection.

Because the existing door was in such a state of disrepair, the team were able to remove it in just 15 minutes. Finally once it was removed the new door and screen was carefully installed in place.

Furthermore, once  Sharon saw the finished product she commented: “the door looks great – we are really pleased with it!”

Later on Sharon gave feedback to Warrior Doors’ team on the impact their door and screen were having: “the new door seems to be successful so far. An incident was reported this week where 2 males tried to break into the block of flats. However, they could not pull the door open. They proceeded to try to damage the door, however I can report that there isn’t even a scuff on it!”


Creating a solution for St Leger Homes thrilled our team. Another happy customer. In conclusion we look forward to working with St Leger Homes in future to keep their housing stock secure.

If you would like to learn more about Warrior Doors communal entrance solution get in touch. Please call us on 0121 706 8400. Alternatively, email us at [email protected].

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