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Solid thinking behind our new timber doors

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Solid thinking behind our new timber doors Since we founded Solidcor in 2019, with the ambition to create a truly high-performance and maintenance-free fire door, we have quickly gone from strength to strength. Our flagship door ranges combine a solid timber core high-impact Esty-Plas skin that withstands the weather and eliminates the need for painting or maintenance. The overall performance… Continue readingSolid thinking behind our new timber doors

Maintenance budgets and the need for speed – we get it!

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Maintenance budgets and the need for speed – we get it! At this time of year, contractors, councils and housing associations are mindful of the end of the tax year looming in April and what maintenance and remedial works need to be completed. Contractors with work outstanding need to ensure they can complete it; failure to do so can result… Continue readingMaintenance budgets and the need for speed – we get it!

Solidcor: founded to improve resident safety

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Solidcor: founded to improve resident safety We’re a relatively young company, compared to some door manufacturers, but we see that as an advantage. Why? Because we still remember how and why we were founded, and we remain true to that purpose today. Our products were developed to answer a need that became clear in the wake of the fire at Grenfell… Continue readingSolidcor: founded to improve resident safety

How do I know if my fire doors meet current requirements

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How do I know if my fire doors meet current requirements? Councils and housing associations must be confident that their properties are fitted with fully compliant fire doors, but this is not always straightforward. For example, a housing association might have acquired an existing block of flats from a different owner: how can they know if its fire doors meet… Continue readingHow do I know if my fire doors meet current requirements

What defines an external doorset?

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What defines an external doorset? We are often asked by customers, What constitutes an external doorset? – particularly in the context of legislation requiring external fire-rated doorsets to be UKCA marked (or CE marked for the European market). It’s a fair question, because some of the language around doorsets can be a little confusing and misleading. In this blog we… Continue readingWhat defines an external doorset?

Housing 2023 – our key takeaways

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Housing 2023 – our key takeaways 27-29 June were three packed days at Housing 2023. Once again, CIH hosted a great event for the sector and brought together key personnel related to the industry. Keynote speakers included a selection of MPs and ex-MPs, journalists and presenters, chief executives, and chairpeople, all with some interest or influence in relation to housing.… Continue readingHousing 2023 – our key takeaways

Housing 2023: a date with the housing sector!

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Housing 2023: a date with the housing sector! We’re excited to be exhibiting at CIH’s Housing conference in Manchester this week. Housing 2023 is Europe’s largest housing festival – a key event in the calendar that brings together local authorities, housing associations, suppliers, government, housebuilders and developers. It’s always a ‘must attend’ for us – a great place to soak… Continue readingHousing 2023: a date with the housing sector!

The problem of compromised entrance doors…and a solution!

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The problem of compromised entrance doors…and a solution! We know that at a time when budgets are already under strain, frequent replacement of front doors after forced entries by the police is a real challenge for councils, housing associations and other social landlords. If such doors aren’t replaced quickly, residents’ security can be compromised, but so too can their protection… Continue readingThe problem of compromised entrance doors…and a solution!

Getting to grips with the language of fire door testing

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Getting to grips with the language of fire door testing Fire door testing has its own collection of terms and acronyms that can be bewildering to the uninitiated. Here we explain some of terms you are most likely to come across. 1. Field of Application (FOA) A Field of Application report (sometimes referred to as a Global Assessment) outlines the… Continue readingGetting to grips with the language of fire door testing