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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

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

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

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

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