6th February 2023
ODL Europe has completed another round of testing on its Guardsman FD30 Fire Door from the UKAS Accredited Fixed Scope test to BS EN 1634-1, which covers fire resistance and smoke control for doors. The results are remarkable with the door exceeding a 60-minute burn time, impressive for an FD30 fire door.
Bryan Bultema, ODL Europe’s Managing Director, said: “Clearly, the burn times demonstrate superior performance with exceptional overburn. We’re delighted.”
BS EN 1634-1 is the more demanding test standard required by Part B of the building regulations and the tests were comprehensive.
They covered various glazed and unglazed doorsets, further expanding the range of construction methods and glazing options that can be used with the Guardsman Fire Door to achieve a certified 30-minute fire door set.
Bryan commented: “We wanted the Guardsman to deliver on performance without compromising on style. By testing various construction options, we can give customers, contractors and specifiers more design choice.”
They also covered all three parts of the test standard, giving complete peace of mind when it comes to the rigour of the testing. Part 1 covers fire resistance tests for fire doors. Part 2 covers fire resistance and smoke control tests for hardware. Part 3 covers fire resistance tests for smoke control doors.
The award-winning Guardsman Fire Door is the result of a two-year, six figure development by ODL Europe in conjunction with Capstone Engineering. It’s constructed using Agrifiber, which is stronger and more stable than the phenolic foam used in most other composite fire doors. It’s also a green building product, which helps buildings achieve better environmental credentials. It features a 2mm GRP skin so it’s low maintenance and robust enough to stand up to high-traffic areas, reducing maintenance and replacement costs. Add in PAS24:2016 certification, BS6375 certification and a 25-year structural guarantee and you have a fire door that ticks all the boxes.
The Guardsman Fire Door was developed to provide impressive, consistent fire resistance. As these new test results show, it’s delivering on expectations. It truly is a gamechanger for the composite fire door market.
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