MBP Door Solutions ‘UK Doorsets’ renew membership with Secured by Design
UK Doorsets have renewed their membership with Secured by Design (SBD), with a number of their SBD accredited doorsets having achieved certification for security, fire & smoke control.
UK Doorsets is part of MBP Door Solutions, the UK’s leading independent stockist of doors from all major suppliers, and a market-leading manufacturer of standard and bespoke fire doors, doorsets, door kits, door seals and glazed screens.
The business has just launched a new, business-wide rebrand that builds on its 30-year door heritage and provides a clearer offer to its customers.
MBP Door Solutions carry a large stock of standard fire doors and can tailor for any non-standard requirements through their on-site joinery and glazing facilities across the UK. This unique set up allows the company to handle projects of any size, from the smallest self-build project to multi-million pound contracts.
SBD has been a staunch campaigner for improved security in buildings for over 30 years. As a consequence of the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, SBD announced that as part of its membership it was requiring doors that are either described as fire doors, or where fire performance is declared or implied, to have third-party certification for both security and fire performance.
SBD subsequently revisited the possible life-threatening characteristics of fire rated doorsets, as asphyxiation caused by smoke inhalation is the most common cause of deaths in flats when a fire occurs. As a result, SBD require all member companies with doorsets listed on their SBD schedule that are fire rated and that are required by UK Building Regulations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) to have smoke control properties for the intended installation - e.g. flat entrance doorsets to be certificated for the following attributes – Security, Fire and Smoke Control.
UK Doorsets were one of the first SBD member companies to attain this certification, achieving it in early 2022.
Ruari Robertson, Secured by Design, said: “I am delighted that UK Doorsets have renewed their valued membership for a further three years. They have been members since 2008 and have been an avid supporter of the scheme throughout. I look forward to continuing the long-standing relationship for many more years to come.”
Simon Chapman at UK Doorsets, commented: “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with SBD and to retain this important industry-standard certification for our range of SBD doorsets.
“MBP Door Solutions aims to be at the forefront of safety compliance, ensuring all doors and doorsets achieve the best performance for their designated environments. This was demonstrated when we were one of the first businesses to achieve triple certification for fire, smoke and security for our range of SBD doorsets. We understand the danger and importance of smoke control in the event of a fire and had already undergone third-party testing before the certification came into effect, to guarantee the performance of our doors if this occurred.”
More information about MBP Door Solutions UK Doorsets and their range of Secured by Design accredited products can be found here.