If you come across a technical question regarding the installation and handling of doors, you will find the answer here in our Trade Centre. Our downloadable fact cards have all the practical advice and guidance that you will need to successfully fit and maintain all internal and external doors.
This October, we are supporting the National Home Security Awareness Month cause - promoting safer homes to minimise burglaries and damage.
Owning or managing housing in the UK comes with a whole host of responsibilities, one of great importance is fire safety.
Whether you are designing, constructing or maintaining a property, one critical area that can sometimes be considered an obstruction to the project is the legal requirement for compulsory fire doors. From a designer’s point of view, this is because traditionally, fire doors were ugly and cumbersome, with practicality far outweighing aesthetics.
In the construction trade, there is clearly no room for error, as simple mistakes can have huge repercussions on the rest of the project.
The lack of skilled workers is a common complaint within the construction industry, so much so that a seminar at UK Construction week was dedicated to the subject.
In recent years, the timber doorset has become a widely recognised door installation solution with more and more specifiers and building owners advocating its use. The reason why? Government policy has filtered down and is now utilised throughout the entire construction industry.
A lot has changed within the construction industry in recent years. Health and Safety is much improved and of paramount importance to all. Technology and digital tools are nearly always utilised on-site and back in the office, with many of us accessing vital information via our smartphones or tablet devices.
Unique to the Building and Construction sector is SPEEDSET PLUS, a factory prepared door and frame package designed by Premdor to be installed quickly and simply. With the ability to be adjusted by +/- 10mm to compensate for variances within wall thicknesses, the versatility of the system means it can be installed in less than 20 minutes with no expensive specialist joinery skills.
Building Regulations relating to apartment entrance locations are particularly complex requiring a combination of multi-point security locking, Fireshield FD30 or FD60 Firedoor performance and sound reducing construction.