Choosing the right hinge

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

FIRE DOORS
To ensure you comply with the latest UK Construction products directive, all fire doors should be fitted with hinges that are fire rated, which means they need to be CE or UKCA marked. To achieve FD30 or FD60 and comply with fire test evidence - 2 x 0.8mm hinge pads per hinge. One Intumescent hinge pad to be behind frame hinge leaf and one behind door hinge leaf. (Specifically for 102x76x3mm Grade13 butt hinges, not all hinge types)

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
conformity for the passive fire sector assuring the safety of the products.

BS EN1935 HINGE CLASSIFICATION
This clarifies the necessary adjusted door weights per grade of hinge.
Note this is with using 3 hinges.

HINGE MAINTENANCE
Ball bearing butt hinges will need periodic oiling depending on usage.
Concealed bearing hinges do not need maintenance as they are self lubricating.
(Refer to manufacturers for instructions, as some may vary)

Calculating door mass - document 

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Tuesday, 21 September 2021
BS EN Standards

Standards are important sets of rules setting benchmarks used within the UK construction and installation industry. They provide a basis for comparison for a vast range of products.

Welling UK corresponds to the requirements of various standards, below provides you with further information.

Monday, 20 September 2021
FIRE DOOR SAFETY

This week is #FireDoorSafetyWeek and we will highlighting a range of products including our range Intumescent products that have been extensively tested to British Standards, giving a great option in helping to protect property from fire hazards.

We stock a range of Intumescent & Acoustic products, from flipper and brush seals to intumescent hinge pads.

FIRE DOORS

To comply with the latest UK Construction products directive, all fire doors should be fitted with hinges that are fire rated, which means they need to be CE marked. Ensure you comply with the latest UK Construction products directive, all fire doors should be fitted to manufacturer’s instructions.

Thursday, 26 August 2021
Extension to CE marked goods in the UKů

Extension to CE marked goods in the UK…  

This week the Government has announced an extension to the date ending recognition of the CE Mark in England, Scotland and Wales, goods marked with CE marking will now continue to be placed in the market until 1st January 2023.

This extension means that many product sectors now have until 1st January 2023 to prepare to use the UKCA Mark, allowing an additional year to apply new product safety markings for most products. The UKCA Mark can be used now and is encouraged by businesses to start using it as soon as possible before it becomes mandatory.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
New Deco Lever Handle on Radius Backplate

The popular Deco lever handle has a new family…

Introducing you to the New Radius Back Plate design with Deco Lever Handle.

We introduced you to the new design in the Welling catalogue at the beginning of this year, but we are pleased to inform you it is now in stock and available to order with next day delivery.

The Deco Lever Handle on Radius Back Plate is an appealing set of door handles that look great fitted within both contemporary and traditional settings...

Friday, 4 June 2021
How to measure a Cylinder Lock

Finding the Right Size Cylinder
You don’t need any special tricks or tools to accurately measure a cylinder size, you can do this simply with a metric ruler by taking the existing cylinder out of the door and measuring, this only takes a few moments and gives the most accurate measurement. Some are known to use there expert eye and measuring from the outside face of one backplate to the other but it is not something we would recommend for an accurate measurement.

Measuring from Existing Cylinder
Before you remove the cylinder for an accurate measurement, double check that the existing cylinder does not stick out significantly from the handle backplate. Ideally, it should sit flush or just slightly protruding, ideally no more than 5mm.

Many cylinders are held in place by a Fixing Bolt that is screwed from the door edge through a threaded hole on the side of the cylinder under the cam. 

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