Bowater Doors by Birtley temporarily suspend fire door supply in line with industry initiative

Bowater Doors by Birtley supply both solid and glazed fire doors as part of its extensive range of composite external door sets. The full range has been tested and approved by independent and recognised testing bodies to the current fire door industry standard.

In the last few weeks, the government has challenged some of the assumptions made by the test houses in the UK. Bowater Doors by Birtley, along with a number of other manufacturers, have been asked to have their doors tested based on those revised assumptions.

Regrettably, our glazed door marginally failed along with the other manufacturers doors that were tested.  As a consequence of this, the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers and its members, including Bowater Doors by Birtley, has taken the lead and temporarily suspended the supply of all fire doors until a new, clear test standard is clarified and the consistency in test results could be guaranteed.

Bowater Doors by Birtley take safety very seriously and are wholly in support of this initiative and will continue to work with the government and testing bodies until the issue is resolved.

The supply of all doors with the exclusion of fire doors will remain unaffected by this announcement.

Read the full announcement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government here


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