Following the tragic events of the Grenfell disaster in 2017, a greater understanding began to emerge regarding the lack of a holistic approach to fire safety and the evident shortcomings of custom and practice, where the cheapest solution took precedence over properly certified and tested fire safe product solutions, such as fire doors and fire door assemblies.
While we all await the inevitable changes to legislation and good practice, it is encouraging to learn that independent recommendations will form a cornerstone of the changes to come. Shaping future product specification, installation and ongoing use throughout the life cycle of buildings.
For specifiers struggling to evaluate fire door solutions in this changing world, Vicaima fire performance products offer a benchmark to the industry, with exceptional test evidence and incorporating key elements of government thinking, that less enlightened manufacturers have yet to adopt. Third party accreditation is assured, as Vicaima adhere to two highly reputable bodies, namely BWF-Certifire and BM TRADA Q-Mark. In each case traceability is always visible with the use of tamper evident labels and plastic plugs to provide clear understanding of fire rating and origin of manufacture. This simple but effective marking, alongside a detailed inkjet stamp system to identify exact date of manufacture, enables Vicaima to establish complete control of products throughout their lifecycle.
Of course the fire door in itself does not provide the complete solution, this can only be achieved with compatible and rigorously tested components, including the correct frame and ironmongery. Alongside fire doors, Vicaima also manufacture an extensive range of doorset and kit solutions via our Easi-Fit and Portaro brands. These incorporate security, acoustics, mobility and durability, all with FSC certification.
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