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 and away from the furnace, further endorsing the company’s top-level manufacturing performance at its UK operation in Kent.

Soundcraft has worked with Warrington Fire to complete two 30-minute door tests, inward and outward opening, comprising door with multi point lock, letter plate drop seal, spy hole, and a vision panel hung in frame, complete with side light and fan light part glazed and part solid panel.

“This enabled us to supply a primary tested door set for front entrance doors with all of these various configurations, ensuring that Soundcraft is ideally positioned to supply these products,” confirmed Soundcraft’s Managing Director Robert Thomson. “The complete package of door, frame, ironmongery and glazing supplied should be tested as a complete set,” he said. “Previously, the industry relied on Global Assessments, which used previous test evidence amalgamated into an assessment, to cover the various parameters of permitted size, glazing, ironmongery and other items.”

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To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

More information on primary test evidence and fire door specification is also available via our free downloadable Guide to Fire Door Performance.