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How to ensure your fire doors meet BS 8300

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How to ensure your fire doors meet BS 8300  WHITEPAPER What is BS 8300? BS 8300 is the British Standard that sets out the code of practice to follow to ensure the ‘Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment’. It originally arose out of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 which, amongst many provisions, required everyone with a role in… Continue readingHow to ensure your fire doors meet BS 8300

Tried and tested: doorset configurations

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Tried and tested:  doorset configurations  Offering real choice within fully tested fire door sets WHITEPAPER Tasteful design style and resident safety should exist in perfect harmony. Our commitment to fire door style, safety and choice When we developed the Solidcor range of fire-rated entrance doors, we set out to achieve three things for the market:The best of both worlds, combining… Continue readingTried and tested: doorset configurations

What British Standards should my doors meet?

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What British Standards should my doors meet? WHITEPAPER The duties and responsibilities of those involved in the design, construction and ongoing provision of safe and suitable social housing are considerable and weighty, and for good reason. We need no reminder of exactly why the meeting and maintaining of standards is so important to keep tenants safe and secure. However, the… Continue readingWhat British Standards should my doors meet?

Where fire door must be fitted

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Where fire doors must be fitted WHITEPAPER Where must fire doors be fitted? Fire doors are a familiar feature of many buildings, but not every door is a fire door, and neither does it have to be. So, when and where are they legally required? That’s the question this paper aims to answer – in broad terms at least. The reasons why fire… Continue readingWhere fire door must be fitted

BS 8214 Explained

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Why is Triple Certification of fire doors important? WHITEPAPER In this whitepaper, we wanted to give a practical interpretation of what BS 8214 means for the correct installation of fire doors. But before we dive into the detail, let’s just remind ourselves of what BS 8214 sets out to do. The purpose of BS 8214 is addressed in its very… Continue readingBS 8214 Explained

Why is Triple Certification of fire doors important?

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Why is Triple Certification of fire doors important? WHITEPAPER The above quote reflects a growing trend for doorsets to be tested in the three ways described: to assess their ability to withstand fire and smoke, as well as security against illegal entry. Specific testing for smoke ingress is the additional element that turns ‘dual certification’ into ‘triple  ’. It has come about in recognition, especially… Continue readingWhy is Triple Certification of fire doors important?

The seven tests that prove your front door is up to scratch

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The seven tests that prove your front entrance door is up to scratch WHITEPAPER The front entrance door is a vital element of any building. If not built to a high standard, it represents a point of weakness where fire, smoke or unwanted intruders can enter. But how do you know if it has been built to a high standard? There are seven… Continue readingThe seven tests that prove your front door is up to scratch