FIRE DOOR SAFETY

Monday, 20 September 2021

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. VIEW FIRE DOOR HARDWARE BROCHURE

Ensure you comply with the latest UK Construction products directive, all fire doors should be fitted to manufacturer’s instructions.

FIRE DOOR HINGES 
There are many factors that influence which hinge is most suitable for each application, ensuring you comply with the latest safety requirements needed when installing fire doors suitable for commercial and residential properties.  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.

       

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

Grade 7 - Max door mass 40kg
Grade 11 - Max door mass 80kg
Grade 13 - Max door mass 120kg
Grade 14 - Max door mass 160kg

View Intumescent Hinge pads CLICK HERE

FIRE DOOR CLOSERS 
CE marking and the relevant British standards is the key to selecting the right door closer for a fire door. The capabilities of each door closer we offer is clearly stated, and is determined by the manufacturer testing, which is in accordance with the European harmonized standards as below.

BS EN1634 Fire Performance test
BS EN1154 Controlled door closing devices
BS EN1155 Electronically powered hold open or swing free door closers
BS EN16005 Electronic automated door closers

View door closers CLICK HERE 

INTUMSCENT STRIPS AND ACOUSTIC PRODUCTS 
Our Intumescent products have been extensively tested to British Standards, as below. 

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 marked.

BS476 Part 22 - Describes procedures for determining the fire resistance of non-load bearing elements of building construction when subjected to the heating and pressure conditions.
BS476 Part 31.1 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies under ambient temperature conditions.

   

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.

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.

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FIRE DOOR SIGNS
Blue circular fire door signs must be applied to fire doors, most commonly stating 'fire door keep shut'
These signs are mandatory and identify fire doors within a building, there are three types of fire doors, where these safety notices should be applied:- Fire Door Keep Shut, Fire Door Keep Locked and Automatic Fire Door Keep Clear. 

Signs should be highly visible and fixed at eye level around 1500mm while also being applied to both sides of the door.

View full range of signs CLICK HERE

      

Latest News Articles
Monday, 3 January 2022
New Year New Design Trends

Here at Welling we have a dedicated product management team who not only have wealth of knowledge regarding the technical aspects of Architectural Ironmongery but also the latest design trends and demands within the market.

We begin the new year sharing with you a selection of products our team have hand selected to highlight the latest design trends for 2022, from timber door hardware to glass fixtures and fittings in a selection of finishes including black and satin brass.

Friday, 3 December 2021
Ironmongery in Education Settings

Welling is a leading UK distributor of ironmongery and architectural hardware suitable for a range of commercial installations including education settings such as schools, colleges and universities for both glass and timber doors.    

We stock a large range of products that have been designed and tested to adhere to UK and European standards. Our understanding of the demands and requirements needed within educational environments helps us keep safety and durability at the forefront of your project. This includes FD30 and FD60 fire ratings and BS 8300 British standards to meet the needs of those with disabilities. 

Welling has a variety of products with different finishes depending on your style or practicality choices. The most popular is stainless steel, aluminum and Nylon door hardware. Our products are competitively priced and being a small and dynamic company, it means we can respond to your needs quickly with next day delivery on a large range of in stock products across the UK. 

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.

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.

Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Choosing the right hinge

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.

CALCULATING DOOR MASS.
Starting with the door weight, adjustments have to be made based on the following factors:

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