Sample timber fire doors from Ahmarra Door Solutions recently exceeded expectations when tested against regulations.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has recently requested that UK fire door manufacturers test their products to ensure they comply with the mandatory legal safety standards set out under Approved Document B of the Building Regulations.
This request comes after the MHCLG found in 2017 that FD30 composite fire doors manufactured by Manse Mastador failed essential safety tests.
The doors should have resisted fire for 30 minutes, but lasted just 15 minutes – half the time they were intended to. These poorly performing doors were the same type installed in Grenfell Tower, and consequently, are one of the factors blamed for the rapid spread of the blaze which led to the tragic disaster that killed 72 people.
Issues have since been identified with similar doors, and in July last year, the Government announced that following further tests, composite fire doors made by another five manufacturers had been taken off the market.
As well as regular fire testing, the doors undergo a rigorous auditing process, both of which are carried out by BM Trada – an impartial, third-party certification body.
Ahmarra Door Solutions recently supplied sample timber fire doors for the Ministry of Housing test, which surpassed the required 30 minutes and achieved a full 56 minutes.
As such, Ahmarra is a certified member of the BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Manufacturer and Fire Door Installer schemes. Each fire-rated doorset Ahmarra manufactures and installs is fully compliant with Q-Mark certification.
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