Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 126

Fire Safety & Security TOTAL DOORS SENDS CLEAR MESSAGE ON FIRE SAFETY ‘Prepare for the worst by installing the best’ » » FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC scenes of Grenfell Tower and the Government’s renewed interest in fire safety*, Swansea-based door manufacturers Total Doors Ltd have been on the front line in promoting responsible manufacturing and installation of fire doors from companies with third party accreditation. To achieve a Secured by Design status, companies must have third party certification for their fire doors, stating that the doorsets can provide at least 30 minutes of fire resistance and that they also have PAS23 and PAS24 security. Total Doors has a clear message when it comes to fire doors: “Prepare for the worst by installing the best.” Put simply, the company wants to ensure that anyone requiring a fire door is sure that they are installing one which has been built to meet all regulations and quality guidelines, and can provide vital extra time for occupants of a building to escape safely. ‘Our main priority is to keep our customers and their customers safe’ Nicola John, Managing Director of Total Doors, said: “Our main priority is keeping our customers and their customers safe. Nobody ever wants to be caught in a fire, but if the worst happens, they need to have fire doors which will buy them time to escape safely. “Too often we hear stories of companies cutting corners - and the horrific scenes from Grenfell Tower have only highlighted further why every company must take their fire safety seriously.” “All of our doorsets - including our FD30 fire doors - are third party certified and have achieved Secured by Design status. This gives our customers - both trade and end user - the 126 » S EP 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M confidence that we manufacture and install only the very best doors on the market.” Throughout the years, Total Doors has built up an enviable reputation with companies right across the UK. Mathew Keenan, the Major Works Inspector for Tai Tarian Ltd (formerly NPT Homes), said: “We have worked closely with Total Doors during several years ensuring a smooth, consistent and streamlined delivery of contracts involving FD30s installations through our general needs blocks and sheltered schemes. “The specification sets a high standard of detail and quality to ensure every door installed is to the highest of standards. They provide and deliver a professional service from concept to completion, keeping in compliance with the relevant building regulations and British Standards from the survey right through to the quality of the installations.” To learn more about Total Doors and their selection of standard and composite fire doors, visit their website (www.totaldoors.co.uk) or call 01792 879697. *The second in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The test results (on 2nd August) reinforce the evidence already provided to these building owners about fire risks. Adding to earlier advice provided to them following the initial tests, further detailed advice has been issued to building owners. They need to act on this advice to ensure the safety of residents. The government is working closely with all affected building owners to ensure the advice is being followed. On 28 July the government announced the independent review of building regulations and fire safety. It will examine the regulatory system around the design, construction and on-going management of buildings in relation to fire safety as well as related compliance and enforcement issues. The government’s fire testing programme continues and further test results will be published when they are available.