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Undercut. What’s That?

Simply put, the undercut is the gap between the underside of the door leaf the top of the floor covering. Does it matter what size it is? Again, simply put, yes. Fire resistance testing is in...Read More

Architrave V’s Shadow Gap: A Commercial Perspective

Architraves or Shadow Gaps. The aesthetic choice is tantamount to marmite. Love them or hate them, when installing doorsets, we need one of them. For your consideration, we list the pros and cons of...Read More

The Golden Thread: Doorset Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance

There is no shortage of information in construction. However, if construction is to modernise its ways of working, it must learn how to harness this. Dame Judith Hackitt’s continuing review in...Read More

Will I Need an FD30 or FD60 Fire Door?

Put simply, determining whether you’ll need an FD30, FD60 or any other fire door resistance is the responsibility of your designer, together with their fire officer and building control officer....Read More

Determining Fire Doorset Resistance

When it comes to fire doorset resistance, it is expressed in terms of time. The doorset is exposed to a ‘standard’ fully developed fire in a test furnace until failure occurs, according to a...Read More

Your Guide To Fire Door Specification In Apartment Buildings

Doors in apartment buildings are so much more than inert closing devices. They’re intricately designed mechanisms that keep users safe in the event of fire and secure in the event of unauthorised...Read More

Fire Door Regulations In Blocks of Flats

14 per cent of British people now live in apartments, and with a population that grows by more than 500,000 each year, we’re expecting this figure to increase – particularly when you factor in the...Read More

Ironmongery & Your Apartment Fire Doors

Door hardware is an essential component to your apartment fire door’s performance. Whilst it may vary from door type to door type, it will normally consist of: – Hinges – Self-Closing...Read More

How To Specify Vision Panels In Apartment Fire Doors

In some situations, it may be appropriate to specify a fire door that has vision panels. For apartment buildings, this may be to facilitate a safe escape route or to let light into an otherwise dark...Read More

4 Things Not to Miss When Specifying Apartment Doors

Doors are an everyday component; so much so that we rarely consider the intricacies and expertise that go into each doorset to ensure your safety, fire protection, acoustic performance and security....Read More

Apartment Fire Doors: Choosing your Finish

As a specifier, one of the most important aspects (outside of safety and compliance) is the overall look of your fire door, particularly if you’re aiming to create a bold, unique statement. Choosing...Read More

Making a Statement: Bespoke Apartment Building Doors

Architects and designers are constantly looking for ways to deliver bold statements on their projects, and a bespoke fire-rated doorset is just one of many ways in which this can be achieved. As more...Read More

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Should The Unrestricted Sale of Fire Door Blanks be Made Illegal?

The Fire Safety Act 2021 has finally been granted Royal

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Undercut. What’s That?

Simply put, the undercut is the gap between the underside of

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Architrave V’s Shadow Gap: A Commercial Perspective

Architraves or Shadow Gaps. The aesthetic choice is

Read more...

The Golden Thread: Doorset Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance

There is no shortage of information in construction.

Read more...