Bowater Doors are proud to introduce FireShield, an industry-leading composite FD30 fire door with impressive and consistent test results. It’s a revolutionary fire and smoke protection solution and is the result of innovative design combined with extensive testing and sealed with the BM TRADA Q Mark certification scheme to ensure consistent high quality.
This range of next-generation composite fire doors includes glazed and solid designs, all of which have been thoroughly tested to BS EN 1634, the latest standard for fire resistance and smoke control.
Scott Francis, Technical Manager at Bowater Doors has been instrumental in the testing of this new range of internal fire doors, he comments:
‘BS EN 1634 is the latest standard and a far more demanding test in comparison to BS 476. This is particularly in reference to the requirement to expose both sides of the door to the fire combined with the increased level of pressure and heat in the furnace. We made the decision to test our doors to the limits with regards to safety and security to ensure we are offering the best composite fire door set on the market.’
For additional peace of mind, FireShield is supplied with a low-maintenance fully finished frame that has been designed specifically for use with fire doors.
The testing of this door range was not limited to fire protection. Keeping residents safe remains a key driver for the development of our entire product range. FireShield was tested to PAS 24 and also holds the Secured by Design accreditation. The function and usability of the range were also considered and as a consequence it features an AV2 slam shut lock to ensure that when the door was closed it is secure and ready to perform in the event of a fire.
Every aspect of the system was considered including its environmental credentials. To ensure consistent levels of performance, FireShield features an environmentally friendly Agrifiber core door slab, an incredibly strong, durable and stable material in comparison to phenolic foam alternatives.
Bowater Doors support all aspects of the Fire Door Q Mark Certification Scheme and will continue to build safety and security into all of our composite doors