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Distinction Doors launches new fire door system

Secured by Design member company Distinction Doors is proud to introduce a totally new and fully compliant FD30 composite fire door system, through new brand, fds (fire door systems).

The new system, Neuma fds has consistently proven fire resistance with 44 individual test specimens subject to 22 bi-directional fire tests, achieving an average of 45 minutes integrity.

The fire door system was independently tested to EN1634-1: 2014 by EU notified body test houses. To address variables in test laboratories and prove consistent performance, Neuma fds experienced the same test methods across three countries and was installed in both rigid and flexible supporting wall construction. Every fire test was filmed.

All submitted doorsets featured the same letterplates, viewers, and auto-throw lock to underpin the need for consistency in testing. A variety of overhead door closers were also tested.

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Complete Performance

Neuma fds not only demonstrates integrity against fire but also delivers on ambient smoke control (EN1634-3:2004), security (PAS24:2016), weather (BS 6375), sound insulation (Approved Document E) and thermal performance (Approved Document L).

The FD30 composite fire door system is accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the widely respected and long-established official police security initiative with the specific aim to reduce crime and help people live more safely. Neuma fds meets the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements.

Q-Mark Certification

fds insists that all stages of the supply chain up to and including doorset manufacture are third-party certified to the BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Manufacturer certification scheme.

The Neuma fds door blank meets the requirements of the Q-Mark Door Blank scheme to STD 047. The fire entrance door range is stocked and distributed under Q-Mark STD 171.

It is available nationwide through a network of official fds doorset manufacturing partners, each selected by fds and audited to meet the non-mandatory requirements of Q-Mark STD 170.

Solid & Glazed Options

Customers can choose from solid or glazed leaf options, either with or without overhead glazed fanlights. Five colours are available as standard - black, white, red, blue and anthracite grey, while any RAL colour is an optional extra.

The doorset also features a choice of low thresholds for both internal and external entrance door applications, as well as additional hardwood cill and frame extensions. All replacement parts must be sourced through the third party approved supply chain.

Exceeding British and European Standards

Speaking about the launch of the new fire door system, Distinction Doors Technical Director, Dave Walker says: “Our objective was to create a compliant system that is proven to consistently meet and exceed British and European standards, giving reassurance and peace of mind to all stakeholders. I am extremely proud to say that now, after two years of development, investment and testing, we have achieved this.

“Clients can be confident that the specified product is manufactured to the highest possible standards under a controlled certification scheme. We look forward to working with specifiers and clients to implement a robust and proven low maintenance composite fire doorset solution.”

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Distinction Doors

Established in 2004, Distinction Doors is the UK’s largest supplier of composite doors and was the first to launch to the UK market.

As the UK’s leading entrance door supplier for over 10 years, Distinction Doors has formed an unrivalled pedigree for providing premium quality products, thanks to its renowned GRP composite door slab, complementary glazing cassette system and triple glazed, laminated as standard Distinction Glass range.

Today Distinction Doors operates from two distribution centres in South Yorkshire. An increased portfolio of superior products and continued business investment will ensure customers’ growth plans are fully supported and that Distinction Doors continues to lead the way.