Choosing the right hinge
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Fire doors are a critical barrier for the spread of fires, and it is essential that the correctly specified ironmongery & intumescent is fitted to comply with manufacturers instructions.
CE MARKING is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European economic area. Under CPR, certain fire and life safety products may only be placed on the market if they carry the CE mark as they need to perform a vital function in the performance of fire, smoke and escape doors. The CE mark indicates that the hardware product achieves at least the minimum performance deemed essential in aspects of its operation and use.
Change is happening… as the UK leaves the EU, CE marked goods will be changing to UKCA marking. Products that previously required CE marking will now require the UKCA (UK conformity assessed) marking. During this transition you may find products still CE marked which you can continue to use, and some products purchased after 1st Jan 2021 may be marked UKCA. Both marks are recognised and accepted, and it is important to note that the change is the product markings, not the actual performance test criteria.
CERTIFIRE is an independent 3rd party scheme which provide high quality voluntary, product
BS EN1935 HINGE CLASSIFICATION