Schueco International GB is augmenting its recently launched range of ADS aluminium doors by the addition of a new ADS fire-resistant glazed door and wall unit range. Designed with an outer frame depth of 80mm and flush vent sections, the doors and units are available in two types, ADS 80 FR 30 offering 30-minute integrity and insulation (E130) and ADS 80 FR 60 offering 60-minute protection (E160).
Equally suitable for internal and external applications, both versions of the Schueco ADS fire-resistant door are made from identical aluminium profiles and to achieve its higher rating, ADS 80 FR 60 includes special additional insulating material. Architects will welcome the fact that whatever their rating, all ADS fire-resistant doors can have the same narrow outer frame/vent sight line of 137mm.
The doors may be specified with face-fitted or barrel hinges and basic or security-locking options (up to Class 3 of ENV 1627) while standard hardware available includes panic exit fittings. The performance of all ADS fire-resistant doors and units has been proved during extensive testing in varying types of wall construction to EN 1634/1364 at independent fire-test houses in the UK and throughout Europe.
The versatility of the Schueco ADS door and wall-unit range is demonstrated by its ability to cope with large openings: the ADS 80 FR 30 door can accommodate opening sizes up to 1,400 x 2,988mm (single leaf) and 2,820 x 2,988mm (double leaf), while glass sizes in the wall unit go up to 1,400 x 3,000mm. Comparable sizes for the ADS 80 FR 60 range are 1,400 x 2,488mm (single leaf) and 2,820 x 2,488mm (double leaf) with glass sizes up to 1,400 x 2,500mm.
In addition to the main range, Schueco is offering a version with a non-insulated frame system, ADS 65.NI FR 30, which has an EW30 fire-resistant rating, providing 30-minute integrity and heat-radiation protection.
The new doors are part of Schuecos comprehensive range of aluminium fire-resisting products which also includes windows and facades.