Important Fire Door Update From Door Stop International
In November 2018, we resumed production and sale of our composite, timber core, FD30 fire doors based on full test reports from Cambridge Fire Research, an independent, UKAS-accredited test facility, which demonstrated that our opaque and glazed composite fire doors passed bi-directional testing with results that significantly exceeded the thirty minute rating. That testing in both directions complemented our existing Certifire certification based on test evidence and assessment of these products and our processes.
Just before Christmas, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government made amendments to Approved Document B in relation to the use of assessment in lieu of tests for products and materials which can affect fire spread. Certifire has been in discussion with the Ministry about the application of these amendments to fire doors.
On 4 February 2019, Certifire issued advice to all members of their certification scheme, including DSI, that their certification will only support the manufacture of composite fire doors if the designs are exactly the same as the supporting test evidence. That means that no variations to the specification of the door which was tested will be included in the certification. That applies to size, shape, design, specification and hardware and effectively prevents the use of assessments which have historically been widely used in the certification process for the industry.
While we have questions as to rationale for the Ministry’s actions and Certifire’s response given that our doors contain timber cores, as a precaution, we have today temporarily withdrawn all of our composite fire doors from sale until we can obtain the test evidence necessary to comply with Certifire’s guidance. We have confidence in our products and will provide further updates as we obtain additional information.
Why choose a Global FD30s Composite Fire Door?
If you require a fire rated door-set its critical that you make the right choice – your life could depend on it. Our fire rated doors don’t just look the part, they have been strictly tested to protect you and your family in there event of an emergency. Here’s why our fire doors are the smart choice:
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No more ugly georgian wire glass
We know that most fire door suppliers expect homeowners to put up with ugly Georgian wire-cast glass, but at Global we want your entrance door to make the right impression. We use 7mm Pyrodur fire resistant glass as standard – available in clear or obscure and 100% wire free!
Georgian wire glass
Choosing your glass
We offer a choice of clear or obscure Stippolyte glazing, the choice is completely dependant on your requirements. Both designs transmit a great amount of natural light, however if privacy is required then Stippolyte is the best choice which offers a level 4 obscurity rating.
Fire Rated Clear Glass
Fire Rated Stippolyte Glass
Choosing your hardware
A fire rated door-set has to have the appropriate hardware, and we offer a full range of fire tested hardware to compliment your new door. We also offer a choice of door closers, which are a legal requirement on any fire door.
The Standard HandleThis handle will not lock automatically, and requires you to lock manually with the key. Throwing the handle upwards engages the top and bottom hooks of the lock.
The Split Spindle Lever Lever HandleThis handle will not lock automatically, and requires you to lock manually with the key. Throwing the handle upwards engages the top and bottom hooks of the lock.
The Split Spindle Lever Pad HandleThis handle will not lock automatically, and requires you to lock manually with the key. Throwing the handle upwards engages the top and bottom hooks of the lock.
Surface Mounted CloserA traditional door closer designer for the head of the door. This will be supplied loose, but we will send the door pre-routed for the fixings to save you time on site.
Powermatic Concealed CloserSupplied loose, this is a powerful concealed closer that is routed into the door leaf.
Please note if you fit the door without a door closer it will not comply with fire regulations.
Why should I choose a Global FD30s Fire Door?
If you live in a dwelling that requires a fire door by law, it is your legal responsibility to ensure the door you install is fit for purpose. Fire doors are crucial in the safety and protection of a building and its occupants. Click below to find out why your new door will meet all legal requirements.
What do I need to know about FD30s Fire Doors?
Fire doors are manufactured specifically to protect properties in the event of fire. It is vital that they are installed correctly and regularly maintained so that they perform in the event of an emergency. Failure to comply with regulations could result in a substantial fine or a prison sentence. Click below to find out more about the important information you need.
How do I know if I need a fire rated door?
Whether you are unsure or not, it is your legal responsibility to determine whether you require a fire rated door before replacing your current door. As a general rule fire rated doors are required in the following instances:
- Flats/apartments (both in corridors and sometimes external facing)
- Garage doors leading into the home
- Main flat entrance doors
There was on average
deaths in the UK resulting from fire between 2013 & 2014
Source: Office of national statistics
There are on average
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Source: UK Fire Service
There are on average
injuries from house related fires in the UK every year
Source: Office of national statistics