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The Importance of Fire Doors

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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We know that a door serves a great purpose, Doorsets within the Healthcare environment are required to satisfy many technical performances, from design to functionality.

Many of the performance requirements range from, Fire and Smoke Control, Acoustic / Sound Reduction, Security and X -Ray Performance.

We have to consider various challenges within the healthcare design such as, Access Control, Privacy, Emergency Release and Hygiene. Above all, the doors must be Severe Duty to withstand the daily wear and tear of a fast paced challenging environment.

We at Pendle Doors supply HTM (Health Technical Memorandum) standard Doorsets.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please check out our website or call us on 01254 870850 for more information.

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With 63 years’ worth of knowledge in the manufacturing industry, we are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of modern and contemporary doors. We understand that a door serves a great purpose whether that be safety or security. Throughout Pendle it gives us pleasure to be able to offer high-quality, British-made doors to all of our customers.

Our door sets are specifically designed to fulfil a purpose whether that is in a commercial or residential settings. They can serve security, resistance to fire, noise reduction and for healthcare purposes. We are able to provide every door with a polished chrome handle as standard but they’re also available in a variety of finishes if requested.

Our Certifications

We are certified to offer products as FSC Mix 70% and actively work with BM TRADA. Our goal is to maintain an environmentally friendly working environment for our employees. We aim to protect the environment and ensure that products provided to our customers are in support of responsible forest management.

Our fire doors are made to meet Certifire requirements, this provides our customers with confidence of where their product has come from and that it’s guaranteed to meet the required fire ratings. All aspects of our fire doors are tested and approved by Certifire.

We are a certified Q-Mark BM TRADA fire door manufacturer, which allows us to offer a wider range of options for fire door applications. Also, we are able to offer fire rated PAS24 doorsets under the Q-Mark BM TRADA scheme.

All of our internal and external doorsets for new builds have been manufactured here have been awarded an SBD (Secured By Design) membership. Secured By Design is an official police security initiative that requires we have our doors tested to a high level in the security industry.

Bespoke Timber Doors and Screens

We offer our Mortice and Tenon bespoke timber doors for both internal and external application. They are supplied in a range of designs and available in various Softwood and Hardwood Timbers, all doors are tailor made. We guarantee our methods of construction ensure the performance and longevity of the door. With a team of highly qualified joiners on our team we can manufacture bespoke timber screens to the most exacting specifications. We design and construct all of our hand made screens to suit every individual requirement.

Defender Doorset Range

Our fully certified PAS24 Secure By Design external timber doorsets with an FD30 fire rating available if required. We can supply the external timber doorsets with fanlights and sidelights which have been tested with the doors to achieve full certification. All of the doors can be taken primed for finish on site or factory finished in any standard RAL Colour. The Q-Mark BM TRADA approved PAS24 doorsets are tested with a weather proof mobility threshold, TS008 letterplate, and metal rain deflector. We supply them with a Winkhaus multi-point locking system, door viewer and door chains if required which adds that extra bit security to the door.

Triple ‘S’ Range

We manufacture fully compliant PAS24 flat entrance doorsets with an FD30 and FD60 fire ratings to be provided to meet our customers requirements. They are available in a range of veneer’s and laminates or supplied fully factory finished, they can even be supplied primed for site finishing. These PAS24 doorsets are Q-Mark BM TRADA approved and tested with a hardwood threshold, a 32dB acoustic performance and a Hoppe Atlanta handle.

Guardian Fire Door Range

Every fire door which meets the UK’s regulations and is correctly installed saves lives. So we place all of our doors through a rigorous testing process which is vital to ensure the safety of those using the fire door. Each fire door can be manufactured to a FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 specification. They are available in various paint grade, veneered, laminate and Acrovyn finishes. We offer them with fully glazed apertures together with factory fitted suites of ironmongery. Working with Warringtonfire we are able to comply with all fire certifications.

Healthcare Door Range

With our understanding of current legislation, we can assure you that our Healthcare Range meets all standards required in a medical environment. We supply Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) doors, these doors are classed as severe duty and are manufactured specifically to suit medical environments. They are tailor made to optimally serve the environment they are installed in. We have completed many projects including mental health units, clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities. As well as HTM doors we offer X-Ray purpose made doorsets which are available in various thicknesses of lead dependent on the specification required, providing a barrier against radiation.

Soundwave Range

Our acoustic doorsets are manufactured to the db rating suitable for areas where sound isolation/privacy is required in accordance to technical specifications supplied by our clients. These doorsets are available in a variety of finishes and are supplied as a doorsets including frame, door and seals.

 

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We Won!

We are super proud of our team at Pendle, out of the 192 nominees for the People’s Choice award at the North West Family Business Awards, we reached the top 10 and went on to win. None of this would be possible without our fantastic team, customers and suppliers so we’re saying a big thank you to you all.

We are super of our team here at Pendle, we have reached the top 10 out of 192 nominees for the North West Family Business Awards in the People’s Choice Award. We had a visit from one of the judges at the factory and we got through to becoming a finalist.

The People’s Choice Award is a chance for the public to vote for their favourite family business. Every vote can influence who wins (just like Strictly), so cast your vote now! There will an awards ceremony at Concorde Building Manchester Airport on the 6th March.

It would be great for Steve, after 26 years, to go out with a win.

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Since 1957, Pendle Doors have been one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of modern and contemporary doors whether the clients are commercial or private. We know that doors have a great purpose including safety, security and providing a lasting first impression. We pride ourselves on producing bespoke joinery for multiple settings and purposes, they can be constructed for internal or external use.

Our large range of bespoke products include bespoke timber doors, basic timber frames, linings ornate entrance frames and many more. We ensure that if a product is requested for a specific purpose. Having fully qualified joiners allows us to create something that fits the criteria. Our Mortice and Tenon Timber doors are supplied in a range of designs or made from your unique design. We provide these doors in various softwood and hardwood timbers; all our doors are Tailor Made. Our Triple ‘S’ Range are available in a range of veneers and laminates or supplied full factory finished.

Our joiners manufacture bespoke timber screens to the most exacting specifications. We hand craft fire rated and non-fire rated screens that will suit any setting whether that be commercial and residential. Our products are made for a specific purpose, so our joiners are able to create something that fits the criteria, without compromising quality. We make sure that all our doors suit each individual’s requirements.

For more information on our bespoke joinery, have a look at our website or give us a call on 01254 870850.

 

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Steve Anderson (left) presenting Ian Oldfield (right) with an award for 25 years service

It is with enormous pride and appreciation that we celebrate Ian’s 25th  work anniversary with Pendle Doors.

Married to his lovely wife Linda, Ian is a loyal, trusted and valuable member of the great team here at Pendle, always having the best interests of the Company at heart.

However some would say that his choice of football team, namely Burnley, leaves something to be desired!

 

THANK YOU IAN FOR 25 YEARS OF LOYAL AND HARDWORKING SERVICE

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When choosing your external doorset you should always consider three main points: style, security and weather performance. We are able to produce a wide variety of traditionally manufactured external timber doorsets.

Our Defender range are fully certified PAS24 Secured By Design External Timber Doorsets and are available in a vast range of designs. Pendle Doors can provide the doorsets with an FD30 fire rating, but we cannot include a letterplate or glazed aperture. We have a range of standard door styles, with our four most popular styles being: Windsor, Bamburgh, Balmoral and Lincoln.

With the colder weather getting closer our PAS24 external doorsets are tested with frame manufactured in FSC sourced, weather proof timber. They come with a Winkhaus multi-point locking system and metal rain deflector. We like to meet all our customer’s expectations, if this includes a door viewer and door chains we can provide these when required.

Our External Timber Doorsets can also be supplied with fanlights and sidelights, these have been tested with the doors to achieve the full certification. Pendle can take your doorsets to be primed for finish on site or factory finished with any standard RAL Colour.

All the External Doorsets come with a polished chrome handle as standard but are available in a variety of finishes to meet your requests.

Are you looking to purchase your External Doorsets just in time for the colder months that can be manufactured to any requirements you ask for? If you have any more questions or would like some extra information, please contact us on 01254 870850.

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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 a fully compliant, leading door manufacturer in the UK, we have a complete understanding of the need for high-quality doorsets for residential projects including social and affordable housing, as well as private projects.

We manufacture and supply a vast range of residential doorsets to clients nationwide, supplying both external and internal doorsets to London, Manchester and other areas.

Our residential doorsets are accredited with Secured by Design certification, ensuring they meet the high safety and security standards of the official police initiative. Our PAS24 doorsets are also Q-Mark BM TRADA approved for peace of mind that they are certified to Exova fire ratings.

Internal Doorsets

We manufacture and supply PAS24 flat entrance doorsets, forming our Triple ‘S’ Range. These timber doorsets are available with FD30 and FD60 fire ratings and can be supplied in a variety of veneers and laminates. Our flat entrance doorsets have Secured by Design accreditation and our FD30 doorsets can be supplied with compliant letterplates.

Meeting Q-Mark BM TRADA certification, our PAS24 flat entrance doorsets are tested with a door frame manufactured in FSC sourced hardwood, hardwood threshold, Winkhaus multi-point locking system, Euro cylinder, Hoppe Atlanta handle, and 32dB acoustic performance.

External Doorsets

Our Defender Range external doorsets are fully certified PAS24 Secured by Design timber doorsets which can be provided with an FD30 fire rating. These external doorsets can be primed for finish on site or factory finished in an expansive selection of RAL colours, and they can also be supplied with fully tested and certified fanlights and sidelights.

Our PAS24 external doorsets are tested with a door frame manufactured in FSC sourced hardwood, weatherproof mobility threshold, Winkhaus multi-point locking system, Euro cylinder, Hoppe Atlanta handle, metal rain deflector, and door viewer and chain if required.

We offer a range of standard door styles which are supplied with polished chrome handles as standard, but are available in a variety of finishes upon request.

If you’re looking for a tailored residential doorset manufactured to your exact specifications, we are able to provide bespoke solid timber doors for both internal and external applications. If you wish to enquire about our residential doorsets or would like more information, please contact us on 01254 870850.

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