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Fire test passed
29th January 2019

ENFIELD SPECIALITY DOORS, which supplied three units for testing on behalf of the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) post-Grenfell, has announced that the units passed the 30-minute test ‘by a reassuringly large margin’.

The doors measured 6’6” by 2’9” with Sapele Mahogany veneers, similar in style to those specified for 1960s and 1970s tower blocks. To make the test relevant for today, the test doors were designed for real life as front entrance doors for flats. They have a PAS24 Security Rating with a 3-point locking system, smoke and intumescent seals, and a spy hole.

The company says its doors passed the test with ‘opening in’ exceeding the time by 19% and ‘opening out’ by 70% (51 minutes).

chairman Nigel Sill said: “We were pleased but not surprised that Enfield’s doors passed the test, which MHCLG sponsored, with a reassuringly large safety margin. It’s critically important that the Fire Service and residents have enough time to get in and out safely in the event of a fire. So, we over-engineer our doors to give them this extra safety time built-in to every door.”


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