UAP Supports Fire Door Safety Week 2018!
Published on 17 September, 2018 | Latest News
We’re pleased to support this year’s Fire Door Safety Week. The campaign will run from Monday 24th September to Sunday 30th September 2018.
Founded by the British Woodworking Federation, BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), FDSW is now supported by a wide range of organisations.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the crucial role fire doors play in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. The goal is to engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.
UAP are pledging their support to raise awareness and improve fire door safety by highlighting the importance of door hardware in ensuring a door is as fire-resistant as possible.
Fire Rated Hardware
A fire door is more than just a door, it’s a safety device – they are the first line of defence in a fire and it is vital that they meet all regulations and quality guidelines. To reach their full potential fire doors need additional items of hardware fitted for safety, security and convenience reasons.
Our goal is to provide products that are not only highly secure, but are designed to keep homes safe. That’s why we supply a range of door hardware solutions that have been made with fire durability in mind.
We make sure that all of our fire rated door hardware is tested to and exceeds the latest fire safety standards. Every single one of our products undergoes fire testing carried out by a third party test house and achieves third party accreditation.
In our range you can find 30 minute and 60 minute fire rated products manufactured from top of the range materials, with revolutionary features which slow down the speed in which a fire can spread through a door, providing people with vital extra time to escape a property in a fire emergency.
Our range of fire rated door hardware consists of door viewers, euro cylinders, door handles, door chains, letterplates, door stays and more!
Fire Rated Features
Both our fire rated letterboxes and door viewers have intumescent linings. This innovative material has the ability to expand up to 50 times its size when exposed to heat in order to seal any gaps in the door hardware, reducing the amount of smoke that can seep through a fire door.
Where a fire is concerned it is not only how quickly materials burn, but how structures stay intact. That’s why our fire rated letterplates have non-heat absorbing washers. These prevent heat transfer from the screws to the plastic surrounding the metal fixings, reducing the time it takes for fire to spread through a fire door.
To find out more about UAP’s full range of fire rated hardware click here. Alternatively a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions may have, call us on 0161 769 7268.
For more information on Fire Door Safety Week, and to pledge your support click here.