Due to the failure of some (non-timber) doors when tested, either opening towards or away from the furnace, The Government has suggested that all doors should be dual orientation tested. Progressing these new industry standards, Soundcraft door sets have successfully passed dual orientation testing at Warrington Fire, opening both in
As part of our continual product development and proactive industry testing, Soundcraft has manufactured a timber-framed loft hatch to meet fire rated regulations for the construction sector. The Soundcraft Loft Hatch was successful tested for 30 minutes to provide evidence utilising the temperature and pressure conditions of BS 476: Part
Soundcraft has successfully manufactured and supplied in excess of 1,000 fire-resistance front entry doors for individual homes throughout 21 tower blocks across the Thamesmead Estate in South London. Fundamental to this second phase of works delivered by Soundcraft was the crucial Primary Test Evidence for all components to be installed, which
Soundcraft has completed a major refurbishment project on four residential apartment blocks in Bromley. Appointed by chartered building company T Gunning Ltd for the replacement of existing fire-rated doors within the Fair Acres properties, Soundcraft installed 140 FD30 entrance doors within existing frames, together with 151 adjacent FD30 fire-rated storage
Working alongside Allied Protection, part of the Lakehouse Group, Soundcraft has played a key role in improving the fire safety standards as part of the refurbishment of an eight-storey residential block of flats in Catford, Greater London.
After successfully completing the delivery of new fire doors and screens to the communal stairwell areas, Soundcraft is returning to the Thamesmead Estate in South London to commence a second phase of works.
What do fire door ratings mean? Fire door performance is rated in terms of resistance, and therefore the contribution a door makes to compartmentation and slowing the spread of fire. It is declared as a number of minutes – 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes – and ratings can be
Which standards apply to fire doors? National building regulations describe how our built environment should perform in the event of a fire, but standards describe how products and components should be tested to check that performance is achieved. When researching fire doors, the wide array of door-related standards generally can
What is primary test evidence for fire doors? Results of fire door testing apply to the specific configuration of components subjected to an individual test, and manufacturers ensure the products they produce replicate tested performance. That consistency is a pillar of third-party accreditation scheme membership. Sometimes, however, it is necessary
City Island Phase 2 project is a housing development in East London. It includes 10 residential buildings, offices, retail, an energy centre and a centrepiece cultural building, which is home to the English National Ballet. Soundcraft have been appointed by Pantera Carpentry for the supply of over 400 apartment entrance