BOS steel frames

Door frames made of steel by BOS Best Of Steel

BOS steel door frames are designed for a long life

Choose steel frames to reduce life-time cost and profit from durable materials.

There are many reasons why you should use door frames made of steel:

  • Excellent lifetime value
  • Fast and accurate installation
  • Products which don’t twist, split and warp or absorb moisture

Cost of ownership and environmental impact are just two of the many advantages of using BOS steel frames. All of our door frames are made from steel, a reliable and solid material that outperforms wood, aluminium and plastic. Manufactured in 1.5mm or 2mm steel or stainless steel, the durability of the material extends the life of the product beyond all others.

From an environmental perspective, our products are manufactured in the most efficient way possible. All offcuts are carefully returned to the steel mills for recycling. The company wins awards for the minimal approach we have for our carbon footprint. Importantly, at the end of life (which is typically at the end of life for the building itself), our materials carry value which encourage safe disposal and recycling into new products.

Architects and interior designers appreciate the technology employed is producing first class solutions. The hardware elements are taken into account and professionally housed within the door frame. Offsite finishing and engineered solutions ensure all frames are made to the same exacting standards. Frames can be minimalist in design with the architraves flush with the walls and can incorporate access control and other elements of technology now found in smart buildings. Contractors not only benefit from a product where speed and ease of installation is paramount in the design, but also from a solution where snagging is eliminated and at the end of the retention period, there are no concerns over additional and avoidable costs reducing the profitability of the project. Careful project management and an open approach ensure the success of the project. 

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Testimonials

The product first of all is special but most of all are the persons we are dealing with. And that is perfect because we get answers for everything. I am very happy with the results.

(Arik Lipskin, Milano Direct Marketing LTD, Doors & Frames Systems, Jerusalem)

We asked Lewis Aldridge Joinery to supply BOS steel door frames for us at Lamborghini Tunbridge Wells for us last year (2018). What they gave us was first class quality and a dream to fit. They looked great and the client was over the moon with them. We’d definitely use Lewis Aldridge Joinery and BOS steel door frames again.

(Rick Fullman, RWF Joinery, Golden Green)

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BOS door frames are already used in many projects today:

One Stop Doctors, Hemel Hempstead

What a delight to find the owners of this new building are not only impressed with the interior design and quality of finishing but they also expressed pride in the doorsets. Beautiful Italian laminates were applied to the doors with the door edges and intumescents being protected by PVC lippings.

A key component of the doorsets were the door frames. Manufactured in the strength of steel, they were perfectly finished with integral architraves and all fixings were completely concealed. The finish, being more durable than timber, will outlive any other alternatives thus removing future cost of decoration and disruption from this building.

BOS provided:

  • Speed and ease of installation
  • Fully finished products taking advantage of off-site finishing
  • Demountable for reuse in new layouts or extensions of the building
  • Ease of cleaning providing high levels of infection control
  • Perfect seamless architraves
  • Reduced site cost of snagging and errors
  • High lifetime values with low future maintenance and zero redecoration cost and disturbance
  • A great value solution for both contractor and building owner

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Use BOS door frames for many other occasions

  • Libraries
  • Offices
  • Fire stations
  • Police stations
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Shopping centres
  • Airports
  • Hotels
  • Public buildings

In schools, nurseries, care homes, veterinary centres, medical research establishments and hospitals, ease of cleaning is paramount in infection and bacterial control. In hotels, restaurants and public buildings, extending the periods between, and in our case, totally removing the need for future decoration is a huge commercial consideration. Not just in view of the cost of future labour and materials but also in respect to the disruption for staff and guests. For offices, showrooms, exhibition halls and other demanding environments, keeping the building looking fresh and not using materials which age and deteriorate over time is a clear advantage.

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So why BOS steel frames?

Quality
BOS Best Of Steel is a specialist steel frame manufacturer. This is what we do and we have been doing it for the past 50 years. We don't make doors, we don't make door hardware, we do what we are best at: manufacturing door frames for projects.

Flexibility
We work in partnership with all major door producers, door hardware manufacturers and distributors. We support our partners in providing certified doorsets for the market. Between us we have a deep pool of knowledge. Fire, acoustic, x-ray, anti-bacterial finish – whatever the market demands.

Accuracy
Every project is unique. Every doorset is an individual element. We work closely with you and the client, architect, contractor, door producer and architectural ironmonger to ensure every door is manufactured and supplied to reflect your requirements and that every aspect is accounted for.

Knowledge
Choosing the correct product is crucial. The method of fixing is critical to long-term performance. We make this process simple and easy.

Cost
Value engineering and price options provide cost solutions. We can ensure that 'out cost' is controlled and ongoing cost is reduced to the minimum. True cost is not the invoice value for material supplied but every cost, and not at completion but at the end of defect and retention periods. Our true cost is known and hugely competitive.

Speed and ease of installation
BOS represents the best in 'off-site' manufacturing. Not only does this deliver the highest levels of quality and finish, products are designed with ease, speed and cost of installation in mind. Delivery is accurately scheduled to match project requirements.

Style
We produce frames for use with timber doors, we produce frames for glass doors, we produce frames for steel doors. The choice of doors is yours but the style of frames is consistent throughout every door.

Choice
Minimalist frames, frames without architraves, frames with softened rounded architraves, frames which maximise your door width in relation to your finished opening are all within the BOS range.

Production
Our administrative team is kept to the minimum but over 80 people are employed in production planning, production engineering, quality control and logistics. They support around 310 workers on the shop floor. Together we supply the market with an average of 40 articulated lorries per day, often 6 days per week.

Support
Every member of the company is customer facing. Every member is trained at what they do. Every member is there to support you.

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Door frames made of steel vs. door frames made of wood

In many parts of the US and Europe, steel frames are the default specification for projects. Nearly all hospitals in the Republic of Ireland use steel frames. Finding skilled carpenters who have knowledge of fitting hardware and hanging doors on site is becoming increasingly difficult and costly. Our frames move the skills and tools required on site to our factory controlled environment.

With the increase in awareness of visual impairment, many more frames are being painted in order to provide visual contrast to the door face and hardware. The structure of these frames is often unknown and often driven in price to the lowest performing solution. Steel frames provide a benchmark of quality.

As time passes, hardwoods are becoming less attractive to the building industry as supply becomes more difficult and we use up our natural resources.

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Learn more about the installation of steel frames

Please do not hesitate to contact us to see samples and demonstrations on installation.

Over the years we have also built up a network of experienced installers in the UK. Many have now fitted our frames and are keen to assist you with your project.

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Why BOS Best Of Steel?

BOS Best Of Steel are experts in the manufacture of steel door frames. Expertise, knowledge and know-how has been central to our business for more than 50 years. Our machinery has been specially designed and on many occasions we have made it ourselves, to ensure high levels for quality. In support, technical engineers calculate the best method of manufacture, producing CAD drawings and instructions for the production teams. Finished frames are taken from manufacture to our testing laboratory where welds are checked for tearing strength, the powder coating checked for resistance to scratching and chipping and frames are mounted in rigs for cycle testing.

The company also invests in the people it employs to ensure the highest levels of competency. Apprentices learn skills after leaving school and many remain to become the future of the business.

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