composite fire door
In the Autumn of 2023, door and window hardware manufacturer and fire door solutions systems house Winkhaus UK, are launching a range of timber and composite UKCA 3rd Party certified external fire doorset solutions. The launch follows an 18-month development, test and accreditation program, with the new range significantly increasing the scope of compliant fire doorset solutions for specifiers in social housing and residential new build.
Sidey embarked on a replacement project with a Housing Association to replace fire doors in over 1000 properties throughout the region.
We supplied & fitted white inside & outside solid six panel FD30 composite fire doors. Every Sidey manufactured fire door is fully certified under the new BM Trada Scheme STD 170 (both glazed and unglazed doors.) FD30 doors are tested in line with cyclic testing for both fire and smoke in line with current standards and requirements. Tested both internally & externally to BSEN1634-1 and Smoke control resistance tested to EN1634-3:2004
Additionally, FD30 doors are tested to PAS24 Enhanced Security standard including durability, weather tightness & cycle testing
A high-performance GRP fire door system is the latest offering from one of Britain’s leaders in the field.
With an experienced, dedicated team, extensive customer support, and an uncompromising commitment to quality, Hurst Doors has earned itself a reputation for excellence over the past 25 years.
Now, by offering the new fds fire door system, it looks set to continue that legacy.
Chris Flaherty – Technical Director at Winkhaus UK and Jon Cole – Chief Operating Officer at Secured by Design explain the importance of smoke resistance testing and how they have worked together to close a potential gap in the standards.
The 2019 MHCLG guideline for fire doors identified 3 critical features of required tested performance FIRE, SMOKE and ENHANCED SECURITY. Equally, the MHCLG guideline clearly states that these critical performances should be audited by 3rd Party independent audits / Certification.
Winkhaus FireFrame® composite fire door sets are the first fire door solutions to attain the Q Mark 3rd party audit / Certification for all three critical performance requirements. By the summer 2022 this will be the minimum technical requirement for all Secured by Design accredited door sets.
The internet is awash with manufacturers, installers and ‘experts’ citing different test standards and accreditations. Scott Francis, Technical Manager at Bowater Doors unpicks this information and explains what you should look for when choosing a composite fire door.
Look for the latest standard - BS EN 1634
BS EN 1634 is the latest standard for fire resistance and smoke control and is accepted in Approved Document B, the fire safety element of the Building Regulations in England.
It’s a far more demanding test in comparison to the old BS 476 standard. This is particularly in reference to the requirement to expose both sides of the door to the fire combined with the increased level of pressure and heat in the furnace. We made the decision to test our doors to the limits with regards to safety and security to ensure we are offering the best composite fire door on the market.
As Sidey, Scotland’s strongest fenestration company, was among the first UK companies to achieve the new fire door certification, Joint Managing Director Steve Hardy talks about the importance of accreditations and the fact that the company has now added glazed options to its existing range…
Sidey was one of the first companies to achieve the new accreditations and we are now in a position to further add to our existing FD30 Composite Fire Door collection by offering glazed options. Following independent factory product audits, our full range of composite fire doors have been fully certified under the BM Trada scheme STD 170 and tested to BS EN1634-1 for fire resistance, both internally and externally.
Hardware and Fire Door systems specialist Winkhaus has invested extensively to ensure their Composite Fire & Security door set solution consistently proves performance and ensures compliance with all the latest requirements.
Winkhaus UKs Technical Director, Chris Flaherty, provides clarity for specifiers following a series of legislation and guidance updates covering the specification of composite fire doors.