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The Importance of Sustainability in Fire Doorset Construction

Sustainability in construction is a much-discussed topic right now, and one that, off the back of the COP26 summit, is something that will continue to be addressed as the UK works towards its Net Zero...Read More

Should We Allow Nominal Fire Doors?

The Fire Safety Act 2021 became law in April 2021 and clarifies which parts of multi-occupied residential buildings apply under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It does not stipulate in...Read More

What is a Nominal Fire Door?

Nominal fire doors are doors that have no evidence of certification and thus no indication of fire separation performance, but in the opinion of an assessor, will hold back a fire for a certain period...Read More

3 Key Functions of Intumescent Materials

Most materials expand when heated, but what makes ‘intumescent’ materials unique is that they expand dramatically upon reaching a certain temperature. This is due to a number of properties –...Read More

Can I Upgrade Existing Doorsets To Enhance Their Fire Resistance?

If you are responsible for the safety and maintenance of fire doorsets within a commercial or residential building, you may have considered your options around upgrading your existing doorsets, or...Read More

PAS 24 Accreditation For Doors Explained

The key functions of a fire doorset have been widely discussed within our blog content and can be categorised as fire resistance, security, acoustic performance and aesthetics. In this post, we take a...Read More

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

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