SDS offers a large number of standard Vision Panel Types to suit any healthcare situation.
For most internal doorsets within hospital, healthcare and clinical environments, glazing is a vital element. Ensuring the correct size and positioning of vision panels is fundamental for safety, compliance, light admittance, privacy, and user comfort. The type of glass used, and methods in which it is glazed, are also key to ensure fire integrity, acoustic ratings, and safety.
SDS offers a large number of standard Vision Panel Types to suit any healthcare situation. These provide a number of different size and layout options and have been designed following many years of experience in the industry. Vision panels noted with ‘Part M’, also comply with the Building Regulations Approved Document Part M (BS8300) and the Equality Act (EA) 2010.
The Building Regulations Approved Document Part M (BS8300) also states that doors within entrance and reception areas, and other appropriate internal doors which are wider than 450mm, must be provided with a Part M compliant vision panel as noted above.
The most common type of glazing. Available either as a single glass pane, or as a double-glazed unit finishing flush with both faces of the door.
Glass can be frosted for privacy if required. Available either as a single glass pane, or as a double-glazed unit finishing flush with both faces of the door.
A double-glazed unit incorporating an integral privacy blind. Available with PVC beading or finishing flush with both faces of the door.
A double-glazed unit incorporating an integral privacy blind and LED warning light. Available with PVC beading or finishing flush with both faces of the door.
Choose the perfect vision panel finish for your project
A traditional timber vision panel beading, available in most standard timber types—either clear lacquered or pre-primed.
With minimal edges for infection control, bead covers are available in matching or contrasting in the door leaf finish.
Where infection control is paramount, this option provides a second-to-none solution. The PVC door faces are entirely flush with the vision panel.
SDS Priviglaze + was designed to bring warning lights central to the users approach. Having them in the centre of the door avoids lights being fitted to the walls in the traditional method, either beside or above the door.
We are very proud of our 40-year track record of successful collaboration with architects, contractors, NHS Trusts and private hospitals, partnerships which are based on our core tenets: Specialisation, Dedication and Sincerity.
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