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Kingston Joinery and West Port Windows and Doors join forces to bring ‘exceptional’ new fire door product to market

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Kingston Joinery has joined forces with one of the UK’s premier timber window and door manufacturers to introduce a new high-performance fire doorset to the commercial market.

A new distribution agreement with long-term supplier West Port Windows and Doors will ensure clients can access a complete ‘turnkey package’ on the new industry-leading fire doorsets.

The door has been third-party accredited and tested in extreme temperatures of fire, reaching nearly 1000 degrees Celsius and passing rigorous testing by containing the blaze for 42 minutes - 12 minutes over the 30 minute standard requirement.

Kingston Joinery are already registered with International Fire Consultants (IFC) – enabling site managers and supervisors to self-certify fire door installations on site immediately after installation – in turn giving clients an immediate fully certified installation on their projects.

The product is specifically suited for flat or apartment entrance doors and communal doors, as well as any associated stairwell and corridor doors.

Craig O’Leary, managing director of Kingston Joinery, says it makes the product an ideal option for local authorities looking to replace doors in high rise tower blocks as a result of new, increased fire safety regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

He said: “We are thrilled to be further strengthening our long-term relationship with West Port Windows and Doors to offer this exceptional, industry leading new product and a complete installation and accreditation package.

“We feel can make a really positive impact in the commercial development and refurbishment sectors and bring peace of mind over fire safety standards to all involved.

“It is a unique offer in that it is a new product to market, developed by a leading and trusted manufacturer, which has the highest level of performance for withstanding and limiting the spread of fire. It is also being installed by a company qualified to certify it immediately when fitted.

“It is a fantastic option for any major development or refurbishment scheme as it means crucial safety standards are not only being met, but exceeded by some way, and there is no delay in work as certifications are instant.”

West Port has manufactured the new fire doorsets to be available in a range of styles, finishes and glazing options, making them suitable for any building while the highest standards of security and safety.

They come made to measure and manufactured to meet Secured by Design (SBD) standards.

West Port has already secured a major contract in the North East to supply a large quantity of the new doorsets for a major new housing development.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Kingston Joinery,” comments West Port Managing Director Sean Parnaby.

“Grenfell Tower was a long-overdue wake-up call for everyone in construction. Finally, fire safety regulations are being tightened, and now, as an industry, we’re responsible for producing and fitting fire door-sets that perform to the highest standards. Together, that’s what West Port and Kingston can offer.

“Every door we provide has exceeded standard fire resistance times by 40%, and comes supplied with relevant markings to verify the door’s fire integrity, as well as low level thresholds for disability access.

Available with five to seven-week lead times, this is an ideal solution for major UK developers, main contractors, local councils and housing associations.”

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