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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 Assent; the new act is an effort on behalf of the government to improve fire safety in multi-occupancy domestic premises following the tragedy...Read More

What Is A Fire Doorset?

A Fire doorset is a precisely designed and engineered component set that comprises of the door leaf, the door frame, hardware, intumescent seals and smoke seals. Quite often, ‘fire doors’ and...Read More

MDF For Doorframes. Is It As Good As Solid Timber?

On face value, solid timber must be the ‘solid’ winner here, surely? This is a common perception when comparing wood to MDF board. Generally speaking, timber is seen as a strong, sturdy material...Read More

Can I Have Polka Dot Yellow Fire Door Finish?

When it comes to the finish of your fire door, your options are pretty much endless. So, the simple answer to the above question is… yes. Experimenting with your fire door finish means that your...Read More

Fire, Security, Acoustic or Aesthetic? What’s Most Important?

The fire doorset serves four key functions: fire resistance, security, acoustic performance, and aesthetics. But which of these takes precedent, and how will this impact your specification? There have...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

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

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

What Are The Best Apartment Door Considerations?

There are some key factors to bear in mind when specifying doorsets for your apartment building project, all of which are rooted in – what we would identify as – four key considerations. They...Read More

Fire Doorset Procurement: An Argument for Buying Component Parts

We understand that, as a specifier, there is a need to make cost-savings where possible. When it comes to fire doorset specification, this will often mean considering purchasing component parts. In...Read More

Fire Doors: Can I Have A Veneer Laminate?

The frustrations of a Doorset Manufacturer’s Production Director The simple answer to the above question is no. They are both different things. However, it’s a common query we frequently get asked...Read More

Fire Door Installation: “I’ll get my guys to install them”

When ‘the guys’ negate the fire certification You’ve specified a fire door. You’ve agreed the fire and acoustic performance, the look and feel of the finish. You’re ready to have it...Read More

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