Ahmarra Exceeds Expectations in Ministry of Housing Fire Door Test
18-04-2019

In 2017, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) announced that FD30 composite fire doors manufactured by Manse Mastador failed essential safety tests. The doors should have resisted fire for 30 minutes, but lasted just 15 minutes - half the time they were intended to. These poorly performing doors were the same type installed in Grenfell Tower. As such, they’re one of the factors blamed for the rapid spread of the blaze which led to the tragic disaster that killed 72 people.  

Issues have since been identified with similar doors, and in July last year, the Government announced that following further tests, composite fire doors made by another five manufacturers had been taken off the market. 

As a result, the MHCLG requested that UK fire door manufacturers have their products tested to ensure they comply with the mandatory legal safety standards set out under Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. 

Ahmarra Door Solutions recently supplied sample timber fire doors for the Ministry of Housing test, which not only reached the required 30 minutes, but went beyond expectations and achieved a full 56 minutes! As well as regular fire testing, they undergo a rigorous auditing process, both of which are carried out by BM Trada - an impartial, third-party certification body. As such Ahmarra are a certified member of the BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Manufacturer and Fire Door Installer schemes. 

Each fire-rated doorset Ahmarra manufacture and install is fully complaint with Q-Mark certification. Fire safety is at the core of what they do, as such their team are continually striving to improve product performance, delivering a range of doors you can depend on. To learn more about Ahmarra’s fire doors click here.


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