We are pledging our support for Fire Door Safety Week, which will take place from the 26th September to 2nd October 2016, to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors.
As arguably the first solid timber composite door to successfully achieve a FD30S rating, which covers the fire door and smoke seals, we are looking to raise further awareness for all composite fire doors, particularly internal garage doors that not only need to meet the important legislative and safety requirement, but are also a security weak spot in many new homes.
Burglars are able to gain access to garages by the simple means of a wire coat hanger in literally seconds. Without any adequately secure internal door, thieves can gain direct access to the home without any external visual evidence. Most notably TV chef Jamie Oliver had his £7million North London home ‘ransacked by thieves’ in such circumstances in October 2015.
There’s a clear opportunity for composite door sales to be doubled on many of the UK’s new housing estates, where there’s direct access from the garage into the main part of the home. With security, the number 1 key driver in composite door sales, the replacement of a front door could be supplemented by a sale of an internal garage door with a fire rating.
Stephen Nadin, managing director of Endurance Doors commented: ‘It’s important for us to support Fire Door Safety week, as we believe there’s a sales opportunity to be realised. But perhaps above all else as a door industry, we need to raise the awareness of the fundamental importance of the role fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property.’
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