Testing

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The testing method for fire doorsets is defined in BS 476 Part 22: methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loading bearing elements of construction (BS EN 1634-1).

In accordance with this standard, all our fire doorsets undergo independent testing in a UKAS approved test house. In order to provide further assurance of the design, quality and performance of our fire doorsets, we have gained third party certification under the BM Trada Q-Mark and Certifire scheme. This commitment to quality assurance is all underpinned by our ISO 9001 quality management system.

Rigorous testing

Our doorsets have passed rigorous fire and PAS 24 security testing, ensuring compliance to the latest test centre and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government guidelines.

In December 2018, our doorsets were tested from both sides in a full-scale primary FIRE test at a UKAS accredited test house for 30 minutes. Recent Government testing of 25 timber fire doors has resulted in all products meeting or exceeding standards.

Sentry Doors successfully carried out two independent tests on the 24th July 2019 with FD30 pre-hung assembled front entrance doorsets on both sides.

Tested to both sides in December 2019, our FD60S doorsets have exceeded this standard and lasted up to 74 minutes in independent testing.

 

FIRE TEST PROCEDURE

A complete fire doorset is prepared and then fixed into a wall, which represents its use in practice.
The test procedure involves exposing one face of the door to the heat conditions anticipated in a fire, while observing the door for stability and integrity.

The doorset is tested from each side to establish performance with either face exposed to fire conditions.