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Blast protection is one of today’s biggest challenges.  Whether you are looking for blast doors, blast windows or other building elements, Architectural Armour Ltd will have the solution to hand.  A Petro-chemical blast may be regarded as different to that of a terrorist blast attack but fundamentally, blast doors and windows will have to perform the same task – protecting people, places and possessions.  

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Blast effects will vary with regard to circumstance, but no matter whether the requirement for your blast doors or blast windows is specified in EXV, C15, C25 , C30 , C45 or Kilopascals, PSI, N/m², kN/m², or by type of blast/bomb e.g, pipe bombs, fragmentation, IED’s*, vehicle or hand delivered charges Architectural Armour can  manufacture bespoke blast doors to meet your specific requirements.  In house blast modelling,  testing and calculations underpin our steel blast and timber composite blast door-sets.  From functional powder coated steel finish blast doors to prestigious veneered blast doors our fully trained Technical Department will have the answer and the product to suit your specific needs. *improvised explosive device/vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

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The vast majority of Architectural Armour's blast doors are manufactured from steel, with an innerwelded framework connected to front and rear doors skins with multiple welds.

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In addition to attack from conventional weapons, ballistic resistance is needed for protection against blast fragmentation.  Blast fragmentation is considered to be traveling around 3 times faster than a rifle bullet.  Combined with a blast wave traveling at 7-8000 metres per second then providing blast protection is an onerous task. 

Architectural Armour offer ballistic & blast resistant doorsets to the following ballistic specifications EN 1522/3 FB2EN1522 FB3, EN1522 FB4, EN1522 FB5, EN1522 FB6, EN1522 FB7 and EN1522 FSG. Please click through for data sheets and more.

Please contact us to discuss your blast rated requirements further on +44(0) 1981 257000 or mailto:info@architecturalarmour.com 

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The majority of blast doors Architectural Armour manufacture are fitted with 3 point locking, securing the door leaf to the frame at the head, threashold and jamb. The 3 pint locks can be manual locking or access controlled to suit site conditions. For access controlled doors there are the options of surface or rebated door loops.

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Vision Panels

  Blast rated vision panels are an option, these can also be ballistic rated as can the doorset.



Blast rated security doors can be polyester powder coated from a standard range of RAL colours. As blast doors have a very large volume of welding the doors, after fabrication the blast doors spend a considerable time in the fettling shop where the majority of the weld is polished out. After fettling the doors  and frames are cleaned in a Phoswash degreasing process. Whilst we do have an automated paint line the majority of blast doors have to be hung in the box oven, as they are too heavy to go on the paint track.

Blast Doors in Paint Shop

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Architectural Armour offer a range of blast products to different standards, please click the relevant link below to find out more; 


Other Security Doors and Complimentary Products

Bullet Resistant Doors                                    A range of fully tested and certified ballistic single and double doors. 

Attack/Intruder Resistant Doors              LPS1175 rated doors for multi-purposes.  Manufactured bespoke to customers requirements.

Security Fire Doors                                          A combination of fire protection and security rated doors made to measure.

Bullet Resistant Door Viewer                     A full range of bulletproof / Resistant Door Viewers / Peepholes / Spyholes BR4 to BR6 

Blast Products

Blast Windows                                                            Blast windows to protect against terrorist attacks and longer petrochemical explosions

Security Counters and Screens                          Physical, Ballistic or Blast Resistant Counters for any application to keep staff secure

Ballistic and Blast Guard Houses                      Modular New Build or Upgrading existing. EN1522/3 FB2 to FB7 , NIJ 0108.01 LII to IV UL 752

Explosion Vents and Rupture Panels               Safety devices used to contain an explosive blast effect within a building.

Blast Resistant Glass                                               Laminated Blast resistant Glass to incorporate into Blast Windows and Doors

Blast Technical Specifications

GSA-TS01:2003     Standard Test Method for Glazing and Window Systems Subject to Dynamic Overpressure Loadings

EN 13541                   Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure 

EN 13123-2               Windows, doors and shutters - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification

ISO 16933:2007  Glass in Building -- Explosion-Resistant Security Glazing -- Test & Classification for Arena Air-Blast Loading

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Split Height Transaction Window Duo 

Using experience on previous projects and customers requirements we have designed a split height transaction window offering standing and DDA access to reception and data centre environments.

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For more information and pricing please contact our office on info@architecturalarmour.com or +44(0)1981 257000



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Increased Stock for Express Delivery

We have increased our range of stock transaction windows to six units , ready for express dispatch.

Our range of transaction windows include, physical attack resistant and bullet resistant internal and external models. Please see below an outline of our products.

Architectural Armour are offering standard stock items and bespoke orders to suit.  Please contact us on +44(0) 1981 257000 



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