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Leaderflush Shapland

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c1930s The company was founded in the 1930s as a building contractor, but subsequently emerged as one of the major door manufacturers feeding the post-war housing boom.

1960s Further expansion at Leaderflush with emphasis on fire doors and development of the complete doorset concept, as well as more specialised products for particular building types such as medical, leisure and custodial.

1989 Ownership of Leaderflush passed to Whitecroft Holdings plc., which also owned Longden Doors since 1962.

1998 Shapland and Petter merged with Leaderflush under the ownership of Whitecroft.

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Leaderflush Shapland Website