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DOORSETS + 3RD PARTY ACCREDITATION
= THE SAFE SOLUTION
Julian Vollans – The Noberne Group
September 20 th 2012
ABOUT US
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Julian Vollans – General Manager for The Noberne Group
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Noberne Doors Ltd – Established in 1975 in Leeds. Manufacture bespoke High Performance Specialist
Doorsets; including FD30, FD60, FD90, FD120, X-Ray and Bullet Resistant.
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Founder Members of the BM TRADA “Q-Mark” Scheme and ASDMA (Architectural and Specialist Door
Manufacturers Association).
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Our products are designed for use in the Healthcare and Education sectors.
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ISO9001:2008 Quality Standard & Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Accredited.
OVERVIEW
o Fire Doorsets vs Fire Door Assemblies (or kits)
o Why choose Doorsets
o Approved Installation
o The importance of Primary Test Evidence & 3 rd Party Accreditation
o Summary
WHAT ARE FIRE DOORS?
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Fire doors are essential in passive fire protection
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– A requirement in compartmenting a building
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– Protecting escape routes
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Must be tested to show the design will work in a fire.
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– Certification
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Can only work correctly when
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– Fitted with the correct compatible components
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• Door + frame / linings
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• Closers, Hinges and other ESSENTIAL ironmongery
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• Seals
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• Glazing
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–I.e. the fire doorset
DOORSETS VS ASSEMBLIES (KITS)
o Definition – Doorset
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The British Standard BS EN 12519 provides the following definition: ‘complete unit consisting of
a door frame and a door leaf or leaves, supplied with all essential parts from a single source’.
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This means that a door leaf is factory pre-hung in its frame, with hinges, glazing system, fire
and (when required) smoke seals, and ironmongery. It is supplied as a complete unit.
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A fire doorset is a fully finished, from a single manufacturer, with all components matched and
pre-assembled in the factory and is covered by a single fire certificate.
Source – BWF Certifire website
DOORSETS VS ASSEMBLIES (KITS)
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Definitions
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Fitting together the various component parts including; door leaf or leaves, frame,
glazing system (factory fitted only), essential ironmongery and fire and (when
required) smoke seals from one or more sources.
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This means the compatibility of each product needs to be scrutinized to ensure they
ALL comply.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
1. Frame
Versus
Doorset
Kit
ASSEMBLIES?
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You have to coordinate the purchase and supply of the door, frames, intumescent
seals, hinges and other ironmongery.
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Who will provide the important fire test certificate you need?
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Is it cost effective?
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What about quality?
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Will the components be compatible?
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Next year CE Marking on fire doorsets could make this method obsolete.
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The responsibility becomes yours. You have to do your research correctly, get it wrong
and it could cost lives!
WHY CHOOSE DOORSETS?
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A doorset manufacturer will;
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Provide the door, frame, seals and essential ironmongery as one package.
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Have had products tested by a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) laboratory
as a complete set to BS476 Part 22: 1987 or EN1634-1:2000 – The same set you will
receive on site.
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Have undergone stringent audit processes to achieve 3 rd Party Accreditation and Factory
Production Controls, ensuring consistent quality products.
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Supply you with documentary evidence with a valid fire test certificate.
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Provide innovation, design and provide a future proof solution.
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Offer better technical advice & after sales – They know about the whole doorset.
APPROVED INSTALLATION
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“The fire doorset is a complex product, however. Every component - the door leaf or
leaves, the frame in which the door is hung, essential hardware, intumescent and smoke
sealing devices – must be correctly designed and installed”.
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Peter Barker – Chiltern International Fire
POOR FIRE DOOR INSTALLATIONS
Case Study – Hotel, Sheffield
POOR FIRE DOOR INSTALLATIONS
• Case Study – York College
WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
• To ensure fire door safety make sure you ONLY specify or use third-party
certificated and accredited fire doorsets.
• Check that ALL components are compatible with the fire doorsets test
evidence.
• Check the certificate is relevant to the door and components that are fitted to
the door.
• Never cut apertures on site .
APPROVED INSTALLATION
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Use approved installers, don’t break the chain!
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Take Advice!
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Take Control!
WHY CUT CORNERS?
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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force in England and
Wales from October 2006; transferring the responsibility for Fire Safety from the fire
authorities to whoever has day-to-day control of building premises. YOU?
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The managing agents of a block of flats, in Paddington, London, fined £100,000 and
ordered to pay almost £13,000 costs after pleading guilty to three breaches of fire
safety law.
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A residential landlord given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay more
than £10,000 in costs - investigators found there were no fire alarms or detection in
the common areas of the property, inadequate fire doors.
PRIMARY TEST EVIDENCE & 3 RD PARTY
ACCREDITATION
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Through 3rd Party Accreditation and Factory Production Controls, you will receive a
product that is constantly the same standard time after time. ISO9001:2008 is a basic
requirement of the BM TRADA “Q-Mark” Scheme
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Peace of mind, knowing that you will have a Fire Certificate proving you have
undertaken your duty of care on behalf of the building user.
Fit for purpose – Compliant with Approved Document B
Traceability of product from raw material, to factory, to site
On product identification, giving confidence to building users
IN SUMMARY
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Buy Doorsets once from a 3 rd Party Accredited Manufacturer.
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Reduce your responsibility and gain peace of mind.
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Use approved installers.
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Insist on 3 rd Party Accreditation.
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Any Questions?
THANK YOU
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Noberne Doors Ltd
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Lupton Street
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Leeds, LS10 2QP
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www.nobernedoors.co.uk
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0113 2778577

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