Secure Opportunities With fds From Distinction Doors

by | Dec 13, 2023 | Doors

fds is a fully compliant FD30 internal and external composite fire door system from Distinction Doors, which is already well established, with products installed in homes right across the UK and Ireland, says the company.

“The time is right to open fds up to a wider audience,” comments Distinction Doors’ commercial manager fds, Elliott Dawson.  “There’s a wealth of opportunity in the fire door market and we’re here to help fabricators and installers make the most of this.

“We’ve been active in the market for more than three years now, building awareness and providing a robust and consistent composite fire door solution.  It is well-received, and all stakeholders are reassured by the peace of mind it affords, claims the company.

“fds is available to all, those who may be interested in becoming an approved fds manufacturing partner or others who are simply looking to buy-in the fabricated doorset.  Either way, we have the expertise and knowledge to support customers in conquering the fire door market.”

Distinction Doors say the fds FD30 fire door system is independently tested to EN1634-1: 2014.  It has achieved an average of 45 minutes integrity performance over 44 individual test specimens subject to 22 bi-direction fire tests.  Every fire test was filmed.  To address variables in test laboratories and prove consistent performance, the system experienced the same test methods across three countries and was installed in both rigid and flexible supporting wall construction.  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.

The fds system 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).   It is Secured by Design accredited and triple Q-marked for fire resistance, smoke control, and enhanced security under the BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Manufacturer certification scheme.   Most recently, the fds GRP composite FD30 fire doorset gained UKCA mark status and is fully compliant for external use, claims the company.

Installers and contractors can access fds through an official fds doorset manufacturing partner.  After stringent testing and audits, each one is awarded the respected Q-Mark against BM Trada STD 170 scheme which is over and above Building Regulations mandatory requirements.   

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