Help with first fire door installation

Astraseal has helped Surrey-based installers Richmond Windows complete its first fire door installation.

The Wellingborough-based fabricator also sent one of its surveyors to assist in what turned out to be a complicated survey. Once the door was delivered, Astraseal’s engineers joined the Richmond team on site to show the fitters exactly how the fire door needs to be installed, and the correct materials to use.

“The team at Richmond Windows encountered a problem facing many ambitious installers; they see increasing demand for fire-rated products but feel they lack the experience to confidently enter the market,” Colin Stanley, operations director at Astraseal, said.

“The tragedy of Grenfell Tower has shown how imperative it is to have quality fire-rated products, but also that they are installed correctly. It’s therefore understandable that businesses have trepidations about completing those types of installations. That’s why we have not only developed a full range of dependable, fully-certified fire-rated products but offer this assisted installation service for our customers – a service available across our entire range of products.”

Astraseal offers a complete range of fire-rated products including FD30 and FD60 fire doors. Both comply with FIRAS assessment, PAS24 and Approved Document Q, and the FD60 fire door is manufactured using the FireFrame from Winkhaus.

Patrick Kilgallon, managing director of Richmond Windows, said: “While we have extensive experience installing windows, doors and conservatories in all materials, we are still relatively new to fire-rated products. Thanks to Astraseal’s guidance, the fire door installation ran smoothly and has given us a great platform to explore more fire door installations in the future. The full support of our supplier is a great asset to have, and it’s been a key driver behind our successful relationship with Astraseal.”

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