FIRE DOOR SAFETY WEEK DAY 5 – Sustainability and Innovation

Fire Doors – Sustainability and Innovation

Written by Wayne Humphreys, Director, VLine Doorsets Ltd. ©

There is a wide range of fire rated doors in the market to choose from. The competition is fierce, and the fire door manufacturers constantly look for ways to improve their products and market position.

There is always room for innovation in terms of the equipment used and the fire door production and testing methods. There is also a need for increased sustainability. Sustainability includes many aspects, such as responsible sourcing, environmentally conscious production and transport activities as well as the products` “life cycle” consideration.

We use FSC chain of custody certified materials only to ensure that the timber is sourced from a well-managed forest.  FSC chain of custody certification provides credible confirmation for products with environmentally and socially responsible sources to access the market.

ISO 14001:2015 certification is a great tool in finding ways to reduce environmental impact. It prompted us to consider greener alternatives. We opted for a more traditional stile and rail production method using a 100% recycled core material. Any adhesives and lacquers used in our doorsets are water based. Our haulage is controlled and every element of our doorsets is recyclable. Furthermore, our Eco Range contains no added formaldehyde. Any standard size door of the Eco Range would emit only naturally occurring formaldehyde – the equivalent of a pencil! Using our Eco Range doorsets may help you gain extra credits in BREEM or LEED projects.

In terms of innovation, our doors are equipped with Door Data Systems pin containing certification and warranty details as well as installation instructions.

To further improve on the safety aspects, our Stock Range doors are supplied with Blue 60 expanding fire foam and packers system that provides 60 minutes of fire protection. No need to use mastic or sealant.

To save you time and money, our doors come fully finished in your chosen colour; that means: no painting required (except for the 3D finish)! To make the installation even faster and easier, our doors have pre-drilled fixing positions and pre-cut architraves. In short, it is everything in a box on stock orders or upon request.

Special Fire Door Safety Week Promotion

We fully support the Fire Door Safety Week initiative by The British Woodworking Federation Group and believe that change is indeed needed. To show our commitment, we offer a 5% discount on any enquiries received in September 2021 on our Stock Range FD30 doorsets (excl. shipping, T&C applies)

Learn more about Fire Door Safety Week here: https://www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/

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