A leading specialist joinery contractor and one of the UK’s premier timber window and door manufacturers have joined forces to introduce a new high-performance fire door-set to the commercial market.
East Yorkshire based Kingston Joinery says it is delighted with a new distribution agreement with long-term supplier West Port Windows and Doors which will see it offer a complete ‘turnkey package’ on the new industry-leading fire door-sets.
Recognised as one of the largest, most advanced timber window and door producers in the UK, Cumbrian specialists West Port is looking for Kingston Joinery to use its established reputation with major developers and contractors to introduce the product to market including local authorities and housing associations.
The door has been third-party accredited and tested in extreme temperatures of fire, reaching nearly 1000 degrees Celsius and passing rigorous testing by containing the blaze for 42 minutes – 12 minutes (40%) over the 30 minutes standard requirement.
Kingston Joinery are themselves registered with International Fire Consultants (IFC) – allowing their site managers and supervisors to self-certify fire door installations on site immediately after installation – in turn giving clients an immediate fully certified installation on their projects.
The product is specifically suited for flat or apartment entrance doors and communal doors, as well as any associated stairwell and corridor doors.
Craig O’Leary, managing director of Kingston Joinery, says it makes the product an ideal option for local authorities looking to replace doors in high rise tower blocks as a result of new, increased fire safety regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
He said: “We are thrilled to be further strengthening our long-term relationship with West Port Windows and Doors to offer this exceptional, industry-leading new product and a complete installation and accreditation package.
“We feel can make a really positive impact in the commercial development and refurbishment sectors and bring peace of mind over fire safety standards to all involved.
“It is a unique offer in that it is a new product to market, developed by a leading and trusted manufacturer, which has the highest level of performance for withstanding and limiting the spread of fire. It is also being installed by a company qualified to certify it immediately when fitted.
“It is a fantastic option for any major development or refurbishment scheme as it means crucial safety standards are not only being met, but exceeded by some way, and there is no delay in work as certifications are instant.”
West Port has manufactured the new fire door-sets to be available in a range of styles, finishes and glazing options, making them suitable for any building with the highest standards of security and safety.
They come made to measure and manufactured to meet the Secured by Design (SBD) standards.
West Port has already secured a major contract in the North East to supply a large quantity of the new door-sets for a major new housing development.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Kingston Joinery,” comments West Port Managing Director Sean Parnaby. “Grenfell Tower was a long-overdue wake-up call for everyone in construction. Finally, fire safety regulations are being tightened, and now, as an industry, we’re responsible for producing and fitting fire door-sets that perform to the highest standards. Together, that’s what West Port and Kingston can offer.
“Every door we provide has exceeded standard fire resistance times by 40% and comes supplied with relevant markings to verify the door’s fire integrity, as well as low-level thresholds for disability access.
“Available with five to seven-week lead times, this is an ideal solution for major UK developers, main contractors, local councils and housing associations.”
Kingston Joinery has worked on large-scale developments for the likes of Bam, Balfour Beatty, Galliard Homes, Galliford Try, Interserve, Kier and Morgan Sindall.
For more information please call West Port on 01900 814225 or visit www.west-port.co.uk