Powermatic door closer from Samuel Heath enhances fire safety in social housing

  • 1 Aug 2017

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers from Samuel Heath offers assured accessibility, delivering a number of key practical benefits that make them ideal for social housing applications.

Powermatic Door Closers

Powermatic door closers meet legislation, regulation and product performance standards that govern fire safety and accessibility.

Fire performance

Where fire performance is concerned, the door closer meets the requirements of BS EN 1154 and, as such, carries the CE mark. It has been tested by an independent laboratory and proved to meet the requirements for one hour and half-hour fire doors under BS EN 1634-1. It also boasts Certifire accreditation.

Building Regulations compliance

To assure accessibility, Powermatic offers operating efficiencies that enable doors to comply with Approved Document M (Access to and Use of Buildings) of the Building Regulations

Powermatic for social housing

In addition to its impressive fire performance and accessibility credentials, Powermatic is particularly suited to social housing situations thanks to the fact that it is totally concealed when the door is closed. This significantly reduces the risk of the door closer being damaged through vandalism or tampering, as it is invisible when the door is closed and presents few working parts when the door is open. A damaged door closer could render the door useless and pose real risks to life in the case of a fire.

Reduced risk of damage also means less maintenance call-outs and enhanced reliability, whilst total concealment can help to create a less institutionalised, more homely environment.

Available in standard and free swing models, Powermatic offers social landlords a host of benefits in performance and application that make it ideal for a wide variety of fire door applications.

Link to more from the Samuel Heath dedicated concealed door closers website

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