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three metres, however this has increased over the last couple of years. The institute developed the rig to accommodate new designs and specifications, as well as to double the testing capacity at the fenestration laboratory, helping manufacturers bring products to market faster.
facilities boosted
The laboratory carries out various security and performance testing on windows and doorsets including mechanical, impact and endurance testing. The BSI KitemarkTM covers PAS 24 and therefore offers a competitive solution for meeting the requirements of Approved Document Q, demonstrating that products are high quality, durable and fit for purpose.
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Home of the BSI KitemarkTM reveals new test rig designed to help manufacturers bring products to market faster.
BSI (British Standards Institution) has today revealed a brand new ‘Super Rig’ for windows and doors testing at its Centre of Excellence based in Hemel Hempstead.
Gary Fenton, Global Product Certification Director said: “We continue to invest in our facilities at Kitemark House to support our growing product certification business and the needs of our clients. This new rig will bring a number of benefits including the ability to test larger samples, increased capacity and reduced lead times.
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The Super Rig will enable the testing of doors and windows up to six metres wide or high, including bi-fold and sliding doors. The average size of most windows and doors is around
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hurst plastics 01482 790790 Hurst Plastics is getting behind
this year’s Fire Door Safety week and encouraging the industry to spread the message about the vital role of correctly specified and installed fire doors in saving lives and protecting property.
howard wilson
In the run-up to this year’s Fire Door Safety Week, which takes place between 25 September and 1 October, the company is inviting customers, specifiers and building owners to contact its resident fire door expert Howard Wilson to field any questions they may have surrounding fire doors.
We’re urging anyone responsible for fire doors to get in touch with Howard and ask any technical questions they may have.”
Mark Atkinson, Sales Director, says: “There are around three million fire doors sold every year and sadly we know that many of them are not specified or installed correctly. Fire doors are instrumental to safeguarding lives and, in our commitment to best practice, we want to help inform people about the importance of specifying, installing, using and maintaining them properly.
Howard Wilson, Composite Manager, added: ”‘Our technical knowledge is at the heart of what we provide. Reducing the impact of fires starts with compliant products and an understanding of the legal requirements. Our aim is to steer customers through the red tape, including current European legislation and building regulations, to give them complete confidence in their specification.”
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Composite fire doors are subject to more complex legal requirements than standard pedestrian doors and specifiers are responsible for ensuring that their specification is correct.
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