New fire door system

Distinction Doors introduced a new FD30 composite fire door system through new brand: fds (fire door systems).

The new system, Neuma fds, has proven fire resistance with 44 individual test specimens subject to 22 bi-directional fire tests, achieving an average of 45 minutes integrity.

The fire door system was independently tested to EN1634-1: 2014 by EU notified body test houses. To address variables in test laboratories and prove consistent performance, Neuma fds experienced the same test methods across three countries and was installed in both rigid and flexible supporting wall construction. Every fire test was filmed.

All submitted doorsets featured the same letterplates, viewers, and auto-throw lock to underpin the need for consistency in testing, the company said. A variety of overhead door closers were also tested.

Neuma fds also delivers on ambient smoke control (EN1634-3:2004), security (PAS24:2016), weather (BS 6375), sound insulation (Approved Document E), thermal performance (Approved Document L).

All stages of the supply chain up to, and including, doorset manufacture are third-party certified to the BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Manufacturer certification scheme, the company said. The Neuma fds door blank meets the requirements of the Q-Mark Door Blank scheme to STD 047. The fire entrance door range is stocked and distributed under Q-Mark STD 171.

It is available nationwide through a network of official fds doorset manufacturing partners, each selected by fds and audited to meet the non-mandatory requirements of Q-Mark STD 170.

Customers can choose from solid or glazed leaf options, either with or without overhead glazed fanlights. Five colours are available as standard – black, white, red, blue and anthracite grey – while any RAL colour is an optional extra.

The doorset also features a choice of low thresholds for both internal and external entrance door applications, as well as additional hardwood sill and frame extensions. All replacement parts must be sourced through the third party-approved supply chain.

Distinction Doors’ technical director Dave Walker said: “Our objective was to create a compliant system that is proven to consistently meet and exceed British and European standards, giving reassurance and peace of mind to all stakeholders. I am extremely proud to say that now, after two years of development, investment and testing, we have achieved this.”