• The Importance of Fitting Fire Doors Correctly

    Fire doors Fire doors are engineered to withstand fires for a certain period. In the UK, many houses now require fire-rated doors. Usually any door that leads to the hallway (where a fire can spread). The minimum period of time the doors must withstand fires is 30 minutes. This translates to the code 'FD30'. In some cases, 'FD60' may be specified, which would last 60 minutes. Any Fire door with an FD30 rating would be typically 45mm in thickness. Usually these doors would be identical to ...
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September

2016

  • White Primed Doors That Look Royale In Any Property

    Luxurious white primed doors Theres a whole host of white primed doors one can choose for a house or development, in fact one of our most popular is the Royale (N311 with SWD) range. Pictured below is the Royale with silver ironmongery: Royale door range Stylish in its look yet perfectly modern. The Royale is a great choice in a new build, it also looks equally at home in a more traditional property. SWD supplied and fitted these white primed door sets (model N311) into a superb refurb...
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August

2016

  • Key Points When Installing Fire Doors

    Installing a fire door correctly As we've discussed before in this blog, it is important to remember some key points when installing a fire door . The doors must be fitted with a required gap between the door and the frame. Too large of a gap and the door would not withstand the smoke or vapour which the door would need to help guard against. Usually the gap should not exceed 3mm along the 2 edges across the top of the door leaf. At the bottom it should be no more than 10mm or 3mm when smo...
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August

2016

  • Bespoke Jungle Themed Door Designs, In Time for the Olympics?

    Bespoke doors It's nearly time for the Rio Olympics, while everyone gets in the sporty mood we couldn't help notice these Jungle (maybe Brazilian?) Themed door designs! The inside door below has a very 'beachy' theme about it, amazing what some bespoke glass inserts will do to change the look of a standard door. Tropical door design This door below has also been themed using just the glass around it. As it is an outside door it is amazing the difference this makes to the standing of this pr...
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August

2016

  • Fire Doors and How They Actually Help in Case of a Fire!

    Fire doors As summer moves into full swing and we look forward to the bank holiday it is also one of the hottest times of the year. This means our own home protection against fires is of the utmost importance and fire doors are the most popular protection against them. But what do fire doors do? They slow down the development/inflammation of a fire. They are designed to allow an accessible path to exit a property. By withstanding and holding back a fire and vapour for a limited ti...
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July

2016

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