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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

Fire Doorset Ironmongery: Who Takes What Responsibility?

When it comes to ironmongery in fire doorset specification, ultimately, it’s the responsibility of the designer to get it right but this is frequently tiered down to the supply chain. However, the...Read More

The Impact Of Value Engineering In Fire Doorset Specification

Saving Money, Not Lives It’s a sad fact that many specifications are driven by price, as opposed to safety. However, in the business of fire doorsets, safety is something that you cannot compromise...Read More

The Resurgence Of American Black Walnut And Timber Fire Doorsets

A sense of uniqueness within an organisation is something that many aspire to achieve. As design professionals seek to push the boundaries of what is both safe, practical and aesthetically pleasing,...Read More

Made in Britain! What Does It Mean?

We are proud to say Made in Britain, proud that we haven’t taken our manufacture off shore and proud that the quality we produce is exceptional. But with so many others advertising on the back of...Read More

The Pros and Cons of Factory Finishing Your Fire Doorsets

  It’s always the same statement from a quantity surveyor,   “The client wants factory finished but we can’t afford it…”   The question is “Can you afford not to?”...Read More

Fire Door Intumescent Strips: Is More Ever Enough?

If you’re looking for a bespoke fire door, you need to be sure that every component of the door is built to ensure compliance and, of course, safety. That’s easier said than done unless you are...Read More

Glass: Insulation or Integrity. How Do I Specify This in Fire Doors?

When it comes to glass in fire doors, deciding between insulation and integrity (or both) can be a difficult prospect, particularly when significant variation in costs are involved. Both have their...Read More

Do We Need External Fire Doors?

Unless you are a fire safety expert, differentiating between fire doors and fire exits can be a source of confusion. This blog aims to help solve those common misconceptions around fire doors and fire...Read More

How Are Fire Doors Tested?

The Testing Process Fire resistance for fire doors is certified through rigorous fire testing. Fire door manufacturers must obtain certifications through a United Kingdom Accreditation Service: an...Read More

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