First fire doors

Shelforce has received its first major fire door order: 210 fire doors set to be supplied and installed to three blocks of flats.

The flats – Home Meadow House, Hollypiece House and Coppice House – are located on Pemberley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham, and support retirement and sheltered housing.

The project is being headed by construction giant Wates, which has partnered with Shelforce for the last five years.

Shelforce recently launched its new Fireshel 30-minute fire-resistant door, which is suitable for local authorities that need fully EN tested third party accredited replacement fire door sets, and is compliant with the latest 2020 MHCLG Annex A recommendations.

All Fireshel fire doors have been fire and smoke tested from both the inside and outside and are PAS 024 security tested: the door set, complete with fanlight glazing panel, achieved 49 minutes fire resistance when EN1634-1 tested.

Howard Trotter, Shelforce’s business manager, said: “Safety and security in any building should never be compromised and our Fireshel system has been designed and tested to meet the highest standards to ensure that it exceeds current safety regulations. Our fire doors will help local authorities to ensure that all their tenants are living in a safe and secure environment.”

Howard continued: “We have a valued partnership with Wates and have worked closely with them to deliver some fantastic projects for the city of Birmingham.”