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Where Fire Doors Need To Be Installed

As a leading door manufacturer in the UK, we’re here to not only inform you of the importance of fire doors in terms of safety, but to also ensure that you comply with UK fire safety regulations.

Private/Residential Properties

We recommend installing fire doors in any areas which are most at risk of fire in your private/residential property. Most commonly, a kitchen, or any other room containing a significant amount of electrical equipment and appliances or other flammable items should be enclosed using a fire door.

UK building regulations stipulate that in modern domestic buildings, fire doors are required in buildings with 3 or more storeys as well as in 2 storey properties between the main house and integral garages.

Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

HMOs refer to properties that have 3 or more occupants that aren’t a family, such as a block of flats. 

Larger HMOs (3 or more storeys that share amenities) will need to obtain a licence from the Local Council Housing Department to prove that the property meets fire safety standards.

In order to become licenced, fire doors must be fitted in all rooms that lead off the protected route identified by a responsible person. Bathrooms are not included as one of these rooms, however those with electric heaters or gas boilers present may require a fire door.

Commercial Properties

A detailed fire risk assessment is required in all commercial properties to determine how to minimise and eliminate risks. 

A safe route must be created so that in the event of a fire, any person in the affected area is able to escape quickly and easily. Fire doors then need to be installed to isolate this area, as well as installing other suitable fire detection equipment such as smoke detectors.

Determining the safe route will be carried out by someone who must also provide fire signage and notices, emergency lighting as well as necessary fire fighting equipment.

All modern commercial properties now have fire doors fitted as standard due to extensive building regulations that have been put in place in the UK. 

After Your Fire Doors Are Fitted

Your fire doors should always be installed by accredited installers (Q Mark / Firas) who have the correct Certification to back this up, they must also be regularly inspected and maintained in order to prevent any damage that may occur over time, ensuring that they continue to perform to the highest standard.

At Pendle Doors, our fire doors can be manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 specification and are available in paint grade, veneered, laminates

We hold Primary test evidence and are able to offer fully pre hung Doorsets together with factory fitted suites of ironmongery working in line with all our fire certifications.

For all residential, HMO and commercial enquiries, get in touch with our team of experts.

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Fire doors are extremely important, they will prevent a fire or smoke from spreading across a building. They also keep the fire contained, this gives anyone the chance to get out and the fire service to put the fire out before it becomes out of control. In short, fire doors save lives.

Pendle manufacture fire doors in our manufacturing facility in Manchester, and they go through a rigorous testing process. This is essential to the safety of everyone where the fire door is installed. Fire Doors that meet UK regulations save lives.

Our fire doors can be manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 but what does this mean? The 30, 60, 90, 120 are the minutes of fire protection that the door provides.
If for example, you are in an NHS building the fire doors within the NHS will hold back the spread of a fire for a minimum of 30 minutes. Manufactured Fire Doors for the NHS are vital to protect patients, staff, visitors, equipment and the building.

If you are working with the healthcare industry the fire doors are a critical safety feature, they maximise the time for occupants to evacuate to a safety point.

Any environments are tough on doors, but in particular the healthcare sector. These doors have people coming through them all day, every day and damage will happen. Anything from a crack, a dent can prevent the fire door from being as effective. These damages can also hold germs and compromise hygiene in a healthcare setting.

If you have fire doors that need to be repaired or replaced then you can contact us by calling 01254 870850.

Also, remember the below rules:

During last year’s fire door safety week The British Woodworking Federation released the following 5 steps to check a fire door is safety compliant.

• Look for labels or markings that show the door is third party certificated and has traceability back to the original manufacturer.
• Check that the door is marked correctly with the appropriate signage and that it closes tightly against the frame.
• Ensure that the door or frame has the fire and smoke seal, and that the door closes correctly with an even gap all-around of about 3mm.
• Check the fire-rated hinges are fitted firmly in the door and that there are no missing screws.
• Make sure the door is not damaged or ever wedged or propped open.

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Correctly installed fire doors that meet UK regulations save lives. That’s why every door we create must go through a rigorous testing process that is vital to ensure the safety of those using the fire door.

We manufacture our bespoke fire rated range to withstand building regulations set out by the government. Our high quality and high function fire doors offer top levels of fire retardancy, which is key to saving many lives.

September is the month where the industry pays special attention to the importance of fire door safety. With hundreds of fire related fatalities every year the message of fire safety has never been so important to talk about. By purchasing and installing good quality fire doors throughout the required building you are helping to stop the potential threat of fires spreading.

Whether your desired fire door is destined to be used within a commercial building or residential environment, your fire door must be fit for purpose. This is why at Pendle Doors we provide ongoing testing to ensure we are on top of our game when it comes to safety.

During last year’s fire door safety week The British Woodworking Federation released the following 5 steps to check a fire door is safety regulations complaint.

• Look for labels or markings that show the door is third party certificated and has traceability back to the original manufacturer.

• Check that the door is marked correctly with the appropriate signage and that it closes tightly against the frame.

• Ensure that the door or frame has the fire and smoke seal, and that the door closes correctly with an even gap all around of about 3mm.

• Check the fire-rated hinges are fitted firmly in the door and that there are no missing screws.

• Make sure the door is not damaged or ever wedged or propped open.

For more information about our fire rated doors please contact the team 01254 870850.

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As one of the leading door manufacturers in the UK, we supply a range of internal doors for the commercial sectors from our family-run manufacturing facility in Darwen. With CNC technology and a factory finishing facility as well as Secured by Design accreditation, we are able to meet the high demands of a number of sectors, including education, healthcare, social, residential and leisure.

For residential projects such as social and affordable housing, we are able to supply internal and external doorsets which are fully compliant to PAS24 Secured by Design requirements. Our flat entrance doorsets can be provided with FD30 and FD60 fire ratings, vision panels, fanlights and sidelights and are available in a wide range of finishes with Q-Mark BM TRADA approved components. If you require a bespoke internal or external door, our expert joiners are able to manufacture solid timber doors to match your exact specifications.

We are proud to serve the healthcare sector with our expert knowledge of the current legislations and our understanding of the often complex requirements presented by this sector. Our ‘severe duty’ HTM (Health Technical Memorandum) doors are manufactured to suit medical environments including mental health units, clinics, hospitals and various other medical facilities. We also provide X-Ray internal doors which are available in various lead thicknesses depending on your request.

If you require fully compliant internal doors for environments such as schools and universities, our dedicated team can provide paint grade and veneered fire doors which can be manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 specification.

For projects within the leisure sector, we can offer specialist advice, guidance and bespoke solutions for technically challenging environments. We supply internal doors to projects from leisure centres and public houses, to restaurants and libraries.

Alongside this, we manufacture acoustic doorsets in accordance to your technical requirements. These are available in a host of finishes and offer a db rating suited to areas where sound isolation is required.

For more information about our bespoke internal doors, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01254 870850 for professional advice from our experienced team.

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First established in Burnley in 1957, we take great pride in being one of the UK’s leading door manufacturers to various sectors including education, healthcare, residential and leisure. Over the decades, we have built up a highly enviable reputation for providing high-quality internal and external doors with an exceptional level of customer service to match.

Now, we operate from our large manufacturing facility in Darwen near Blackburn which allows us to consistently exceed the high demands of our customers whether they are commercial or private. As a family run business, we are home to a tightly-knit team of professionals who understand the bespoke requirements of our customers and are always happy to help with any enquiries you may have.

We value safety and security, and this is reflected in our fully compliant product range. We offer a comprehensive selection of bespoke timber products as listed below.

  • PAS24 Secured by Design External Doorsets
  • PAS24 Flat Entrance Internal Doorsets
  • Fire Doors Manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 Specification
  • HTM (Health Technical Memorandum) Healthcare Doors
  • X-Ray Doorsets
  • Acoustic Doorsets
  • Fire Rated and Non Fire Rated Timber Screens

Each of our timber doorsets are made to order with your individual needs in mind, and they are delivered across the UK with all necessary components supplied in one package ready for assembly. As experienced door manufacturers, our specialist team are able to assist you in finding the perfect door type for your project, ensuring your doorset serves its purpose to its full extent. From colour and finish to size and specific functions, we are confident that we can supply the best solution for you.

Alongside our vast product range, we proudly manufacture our doorsets to comply with a host of certifications to ensure safety and peace of mind is at the forefront of what we do. Wherever possible we use sustainable materials to produce our British-made products, aiming to protect the environment with our FSC certification. We are also a certified Q-Mark BM TRADA door manufacturer and our internal and external doorsets have been awarded with Secured by Design membership, meaning we adhere to the highest level of standards in our industry.

If you’re looking for a dedicated door manufacturer with a keen focus on quality, feel free to contact us on 01254 870 850 to discuss your needs with our friendly team. We are more than happy to provide extra information on any of our certified products.

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Brexit Statement 2019

As we all can agree it is currently still difficult with any degree of certainty to make any accurate, and detailed plans with regards to Britain’s exit from the EU. We at Pendle Doors Ltd are preparing our business to ensure that whatever the outcome of any Brexit negotiations that we will have the ability to meet all of our customer’s requirements and ongoing supply.

We have been actively working with our key suppliers to understand the risks they may face and any delays to product supply. We have been looking at our high risk product categories and specific core materials with any associated risks. This work is currently ongoing and plans are being put into place with our Key supply chain.

We are confident that many of our product categories are at low risk with end products and raw material being sourced from the UK. While some products do come from the EU we will be actively communicating with our customers and suppliers whilst Brexit reaches it’s conclusion.

Other steps we have taken to mitigate the impact of Brexit is to increase our current stock holdings and this will be ongoing throughout 2019.

Any further questions you may have please do not hesitate to contact me and I assure you our best attention at all times.

Regards

Ian Hartley

Commercial Director.

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A door’s a door, right? No, a fire door is an engineered safety device. Here at Pendle Doors Ltd all our fire doors are fully certified. Fire Door Safety Week will take place this year from 24th September until 30th September 2018.

This year’s campaign aims to spread public awareness. Its purpose is to engage & educate building owners and users on how to ensure they remain safe and reduce risks by having the right fire doors installed.

There are about three million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber. These timber fire doorsets can be neglected for a number of reasons, generally due to incorrect fitting, propped open by others or badly damaged due to a lack of correct and efficient maintenance. What people fail to realise is that these fire doors are usually the first line of defence and therefore could be the difference between life and death. As a result, Fire Door Safety Week was created.

This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in everyday life, whether this be around the home, the workplace or everyday public buildings. It will draw attention to issues surrounding poor installation and maintenance, encouraging building owners to check the operation and condition of their fire doors, then replace any that aren’t satisfactory or meet fire regulation standards.

To help reduce the risk of fire, these five safety tips have been created by the #FireDoorSafetyWeek team.

  • Check for certification Is there a label or plug on top (or occasionally on the side) of the door to show it is a certificated fire door? You can use the selfie function on your camera phone or a mirror to check. If there is, that’s good news, otherwise report it to whoever is in charge of your building.

 

  • Check the gaps Check the gaps around the top and sides of the door are consistently less than 4mm when closed. You can use a £1 coin to give a feel for scale, this is about 3mm thick. The gap under the door can be slightly larger (up to 8mm is not uncommon), but it does depend on the door – as a rule of thumb, if you can see light under the door, the gap is likely to be too big. It’s good news if the door fits the frame and it’s not damaged. If not, report it. If the gaps are too big smoke and fire could travel through the cracks.

 

  • Check the seals Are there any intumescent seals around the door or frame and are they intact with no sign of damage? These seals are usually vital to the fire door’s performance, expanding if in contact with heat to ensure fire (and in some cases smoke) can’t move through the cracks. If not, report it – the door may not be properly maintained and in the intensity of a fire may not protect you long enough.

 

  • Check the hinges Are the hinges firmly fixed (three or more of them), with no missing or broken screws? If you see problems, report it – the door is obviously not properly maintained and in the intensity of a fire may not perform and hold back the fire for long enough.

 

  • Check the door closes properly Open the door about halfway, let go and allow it to close by itself. Does it close firmly onto the latch without sticking on the floor or the frame? If not, report it. A fire door only works when it’s closed. A fire door is completely useless if it’s wedged open or can’t close fully.

If you think the building you’re living in, working in or visiting has a faulty fire door, report it to whoever manages or owns the building. Remember, fire doors save life and property.

So, if you’re looking for a UK door manufacturer to provide you with quality bespoke timber doorsets, contact us. We know that every door serves a purpose, whether that’s our PAS24 Secured by Design external doorsets for safety and security or a door that will leave that long-lasting impression.

Pendle Doors is there to help and protect. Contact us on 01254 870 850 for more information about our bespoke fire doors.

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Established in 1989, Secured By Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks, together with the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects.  It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and supporting processes.

Secured by Design works with the construction industry and test houses to create high level standards, responding to trends in crime and has given input on a number of key standards.  The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.

Doors described as ‘fire doors’ or where fire performance is needed, require all manufacturers to have 3rd party accreditation and certification.

Pendle Doors Ltd have full 3rd party accreditation and certification.

For more information on our range of SBD certified doors please contact us on 01254 870850.

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PAS 24 Security Doors

certisecure doors london Is your property protected against break-ins or other damage? Doors are one of the most simple, yet effective forms of security and should not be overlooked when planning a new build or renovation. At Pendle Doors, we ensure that our timber doorsets offer a level of security appropriate for dwellings by ensuring that they meet the Certisecure, PAS 24 regulations.

The new PAS24 regulations increase the range of security offered by covering a wider range of products and setting more robust requirements.  Our doors are designed and tested to prove that they meet security needs. This testing is the most important aspect of the Certisecure approved doors, as they must be proven to have security performance before they are installed in a dwelling.

Our PAS24 flat entrance doorsets and external entrance doors, are all Certisecure approved and tested.

For more information about our PAS24 flat entrance doorsets contact us on 01254 870 850. We are also specialise in fire doors, healthcare doors and acoustic doorsets so be sure to contact our team when planning your latest construction project.

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In-House Veneer Line

fire rated doorsUsing Veneers on furnishings has multiple advantages and using them on a door instead of solid timber has even more. The core of a veneered door varies dependent upon fire rating and duty rating. We manufacture all our veneered doors to maximise protection, durability and longevity, but what are the benefits of choosing a bespoke veneer door?

The biggest advantage of veneered doors is that they can be more cost-effective than their solid wood counterparts. This is due to an engineered veneer door being made up of parts of a tree that may not normally be used. This also makes an engineered veneer door more environmentally friendly as manufacturers utilise pieces of wood that would have normally been wasted. Veneer doors are non-toxic as well as durable.

Similarly, unlike a solid wood door, veneered doors can look and feel exactly the same as each other ensuring continuity and a matching aesthetic appearance.  Timber doors can vary considerably depending on the timber used. Owing to this, veneer doors provide a greater range of options when it comes to design, style and size.

At Pendle Doors, we manufacture an in-house range of veneer doors which can suit a wide variety of applications and designs. Our team can manufacture a timber doorset that is fit for purpose and easy to assemble regardless of any specialist functions which may it be required to perform.  Each of our veneered doors is made with protection, durability and longevity in mind.

We can offer our veneering services to others to help to provide the perfect solution no matter what the project.  With an expert team on hand we can confirm which type of veneered door will be most appropriate for your environment whether it is a school, hospital or home. Our veneered doors can be completely fire resistant.

For more information about our veneering services and our in-house veneered doors, contact our team on 01254 870850. Or for more information about the products that we can provide, visit our product page.

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