Fun Fact: Agama Lizards shed their tails as a survival mechanism, their tail regenerate over time.Like this creature, this product has a breakaway safety feature that can be reattached in much the same way as the lizard’s tail.
Fire Retardant
Fun Fact: Salamander is Greek for "fire lizard" and there is an old fable about them being able withstand fire, like the Salamander, this product is made to withstand fire and is tested to the highest Crib rating.
Soft Flexible
Fun Fact: There is snake like looking animal that is actually a legless lizard. This product is softand flexible, however unlike the lizard, it cannot be tied in knots.
Fun Fact: Chameleons can change their skin colour to blend in with their surroundings. Like this creature, this product is available in custom print/colour.
Water Repellent
Fun Fact: The Gecko is the only known creature with hydrophobic skin.Like the Gecko, this product is water repellent and suitable for areas of above average moisture
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Introducing the safest ensuite door –the SOFTDOOR™

Taking away one of the biggest unsupervised risks with minimal weapons risk and minimal ligature risk, the SOFTDOOR™ is conventional, safe, low maintenance and easy to clean.

  • Crib 7 Fire retardant to BS5852
  • Detaches upon a load of approx. 6-8kg
  • Stitched and welded seams for improvedinfection control,strength and security
  • Bespoke design and size
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Common Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions. If yourequire any additional information,please do get in touch with one of the team.

What’s the lead time?
Standard lead time is 2-4 weeks. This is confirmed at time of order.
What’s the fire rating of the SOFTDOOR™?
The Balco SOFTDOOR™ is tested to a standard of Crib 7 BS5852, which is not a fire door test, but it applies to upholstery as no testing currently exists for this type of product.
How do you clean the SOFTDOOR™?
The GREENGUARD vinyl makes it easy to clean with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge (to protect the print design). If disinfection is required, use diluted chlorine products at 1000ppm chlorine.
Are the materials used non-allergenic?
Yes, the vinyl has a GREENGUARD certification. The inks contain no HAP's (hazardous air pollutants) or sensitisers, have no VOC's, require no special handling, are non-toxic and the synthetic polymers in the inks are non-allergenic.
What is the product warranty?
We provide a warranty on our products for a period of 24 months from delivery, the products shall be free from material defects in design, material & workmanship. However, this warranty does not apply to any defect in the product arising from circumstances described in clause 10.2 of the Balco Terms & Conditions.
What happens if the SOFTDOOR™ catches fire?
The SOFTDOOR™ is certified to a Crib 7 BS5852 rating. When the source of the fire is removed, the SOFTDOOR™ is self-extinguishing.
Can the SOFTDOOR™ be used in a wet room?
Yes, all seams on the SOFTDOOR™ Seven are welded to protect the internals from absorbing moisture.
How does the SOFTDOOR™ attach?
The SOFTDOOR™ uses short range magnetic force. The SOFTDOOR™ hinges consist of magnets, which are welded and stitched creating a tamper resistant pocket. Hinges attach directly to a standard metal door frame or to separately provided discreet hinge plates.


Main Specifications

Construction: Sewn and Welded

Composition: Vinyl/Foam

Dimensions: Height: 1200mm,  Width:Custom fit to any door frame

Weight: Approx, 3kg or less

Fire retardancy: Crib7 BS5852

Breakaway weight: 6-8kg

Colour: Custom print/design

Warranty: 2 years * subject to normal usage

Life expectancy: 5+ years *subject to normal usage

Abrasion Resistance ISO 5470: 3 Moderate (25600)

Cleaning: Diluted chlorine products at 1000ppm chlorine.

Trial sample: Available

Leadtime: 2-4 weeks ** subject to volume and capacity

  • The exterior vinyl is high performance dirt resistant and easy to clean.
  • The strength of the fabric will hold up to daily service user use with a high degree of flexibility.
  • The door is Fire retardant andis tested to Crib 7 BS5852 specification. The foam releases very little heat and very low levels of smoke and toxicity during combustion.
  • The vinyl exterior has a GREENGUARD certification and is certified as a low emission product suitable for indoor use.The ink has stretch and durability and is GREENGUARD Children’s and Schools certified. The inks contain no HAPs (hazardous air pollutants) or sensitizers, have no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), requires no special handling, is nontoxic, non-flammableand non-combustible. The synthetic polymers used in the inks are non-allergenic.
  • The door detaches on upon a load of approximately 6-8kg
  • It offers privacy and dignity for the service user, whilst enabling partial observations from staff


Main Features

  • Artwork: A catalogue of images available to choose from. Bespoke options also available in most Shutterstock images. Some images may not be suitable, in this case the team will advise you.
  • Construction: Seams are welded and stitched for additional strength and security. The welded seams protects the internals from absorbing water and moisture.
  • Colours: Bespoke print options available. Bespoke hardware available on request – price on application.
  • Installation: Door hinges consist of magnets, which are welded and stitched in a secure pocket. Hinges attach directly to a standard metal door frame or to separately provided discreet hinge plates.

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More Information

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Construction Sewn/Welder
Composition Vinyl/Foam
Fire Retardancy CRIB 7 BS5852