West Port, the UK’s foremost timber fabricator, is expanding its already market-leading fire-rated offering with the addition of an FD60 door.
Recent years have seen the Cumbrian firm build a reputation as the country’s go-to supplier for quality timber fire doors.
Its best-in-class FD30 product managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius for 42 minutes 7 seconds, or 40% longer than required to achieve an FD30 rating, when subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE.
Now, the fabricator has gone one better, designing a product capable of holding back an inferno for an hour.
Managing Director Sean Parnaby comments: “At West Port, we’ve always prided ourselves on treating fire safety with the utmost seriousness. We never forget that, more than anything else, a fire door is about saving lives.
“Unfortunately, not all fabricators share that attitude. For too long, fenestration has performed shockingly badly when it comes to fire-rated products.
“Our FD60 door, like every other fire product we offer, has been rigorously tested as a complete door set. But it’s still very common for some manufacturers to test individual components separately, rather than testing the completely assembled door set. That can lead to products with fire ratings that only last a fraction of the time they’re supposed to. This is utterly unacceptable.
“Buy from West Port, and you’re guaranteed a fire-rated product that lasts (at very least) as long as it’s supposed to. If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to give us a call.”