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Our Commercial Internal Doors

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As one of the leading door manufacturers in the UK, we supply a range of internal doors for the commercial sectors from our family-run manufacturing facility in Darwen. With CNC technology and a factory finishing facility as well as Secured by Design accreditation, we are able to meet the high demands of a number of sectors, including education, healthcare, social, residential and leisure.

For residential projects such as social and affordable housing, we are able to supply internal and external doorsets which are fully compliant to PAS24 Secured by Design requirements. Our flat entrance doorsets can be provided with FD30 and FD60 fire ratings, vision panels, fanlights and sidelights and are available in a wide range of finishes with Q-Mark BM TRADA approved components. If you require a bespoke internal or external door, our expert joiners are able to manufacture solid timber doors to match your exact specifications.

We are proud to serve the healthcare sector with our expert knowledge of the current legislations and our understanding of the often complex requirements presented by this sector. Our ‘severe duty’ HTM (Health Technical Memorandum) doors are manufactured to suit medical environments including mental health units, clinics, hospitals and various other medical facilities. We also provide X-Ray internal doors which are available in various lead thicknesses depending on your request.

If you require fully compliant internal doors for environments such as schools and universities, our dedicated team can provide paint grade and veneered fire doors which can be manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 specification.

For projects within the leisure sector, we can offer specialist advice, guidance and bespoke solutions for technically challenging environments. We supply internal doors to projects from leisure centres and public houses, to restaurants and libraries.

Alongside this, we manufacture acoustic doorsets in accordance to your technical requirements. These are available in a host of finishes and offer a db rating suited to areas where sound isolation is required.

For more information about our bespoke internal doors, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01254 870850 for professional advice from our experienced team.

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A UK Door Manufacturer

Pendle Doors have been one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of modern and contemporary doors since 1957 to the commercial and private sectors.

Our purpose is to manufacture safe, quality doors & doorsets that provide security and leave a positive long-lasting impression. They are high quality, British made and come in a range of designs and finishes.

We provide a wide variety of doorsets, from bespoke timber to flat entrance, as well as fire, acoustic and healthcare, all manufactured on site to our customers specifications.

Internal and External Doorsets

Our Mortice and Tenon timber doorsets are suitable for both internal and external use. We supply hard and soft wood timber which is tailor-made to your exact requirements. Our customers continue to return to us as we provide top quality produce which is constructed for performance and longevity.

If you require flat entrance doorsets for a commercial project, we can manufacture to your exact specifications. These are also PAS24 compliant and Certisecure approved. We are also able to provide ironmongery, including handles and letter plates, as well as polished chrome, smokey chrome, polished gold and black & white, the choice is yours.

Fire Doorsets

Pendle also has a range of fire doorsets available. These can be manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 specification and are available in paint grade, veneered, laminate and acrovyn finishes. When considering fire regulations, we can also provide fully glazed apertures with factory fitted suites of ironmongery.

If you are looking for acoustic suitability then we can provide db rated doorsets, perfect for areas where sound isolation and privacy are required. Available in a variety of finishes, they are supplied with the frame, door and seals.

Our healthcare range of doorsets are severe duty and specifically made to suit medical environments. We have completed many projects for mental health units, clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities. Our x-ray doors come in various thicknesses of lead, dependent upon your needs.

View our full range of doorsets on our website.

If you require further information about any of our products, contact our team of experts on 01254 870 850.

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A door’s a door, right? No, a fire door is an engineered safety device. Here at Pendle Doors Ltd all our fire doors are fully certified. Fire Door Safety Week will take place this year from 24th September until 30th September 2018.

This year’s campaign aims to spread public awareness. Its purpose is to engage & educate building owners and users on how to ensure they remain safe and reduce risks by having the right fire doors installed.

There are about three million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber. These timber fire doorsets can be neglected for a number of reasons, generally due to incorrect fitting, propped open by others or badly damaged due to a lack of correct and efficient maintenance. What people fail to realise is that these fire doors are usually the first line of defence and therefore could be the difference between life and death. As a result, Fire Door Safety Week was created.

This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in everyday life, whether this be around the home, the workplace or everyday public buildings. It will draw attention to issues surrounding poor installation and maintenance, encouraging building owners to check the operation and condition of their fire doors, then replace any that aren’t satisfactory or meet fire regulation standards.

To help reduce the risk of fire, these five safety tips have been created by the #FireDoorSafetyWeek team.

  • Check for certification Is there a label or plug on top (or occasionally on the side) of the door to show it is a certificated fire door? You can use the selfie function on your camera phone or a mirror to check. If there is, that’s good news, otherwise report it to whoever is in charge of your building.

 

  • Check the gaps Check the gaps around the top and sides of the door are consistently less than 4mm when closed. You can use a £1 coin to give a feel for scale, this is about 3mm thick. The gap under the door can be slightly larger (up to 8mm is not uncommon), but it does depend on the door – as a rule of thumb, if you can see light under the door, the gap is likely to be too big. It’s good news if the door fits the frame and it’s not damaged. If not, report it. If the gaps are too big smoke and fire could travel through the cracks.

 

  • Check the seals Are there any intumescent seals around the door or frame and are they intact with no sign of damage? These seals are usually vital to the fire door’s performance, expanding if in contact with heat to ensure fire (and in some cases smoke) can’t move through the cracks. If not, report it – the door may not be properly maintained and in the intensity of a fire may not protect you long enough.

 

  • Check the hinges Are the hinges firmly fixed (three or more of them), with no missing or broken screws? If you see problems, report it – the door is obviously not properly maintained and in the intensity of a fire may not perform and hold back the fire for long enough.

 

  • Check the door closes properly Open the door about halfway, let go and allow it to close by itself. Does it close firmly onto the latch without sticking on the floor or the frame? If not, report it. A fire door only works when it’s closed. A fire door is completely useless if it’s wedged open or can’t close fully.

If you think the building you’re living in, working in or visiting has a faulty fire door, report it to whoever manages or owns the building. Remember, fire doors save life and property.

So, if you’re looking for a UK door manufacturer to provide you with quality bespoke timber doorsets, contact us. We know that every door serves a purpose, whether that’s our PAS24 Secured by Design external doorsets for safety and security or a door that will leave that long-lasting impression.

Pendle Doors is there to help and protect. Contact us on 01254 870 850 for more information about our bespoke fire doors.

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We would like to congratulate Joanna Clarke on her first-year work anniversary with us here at Pendle Doors.

Known to us all as Jo, we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for the contribution, dedication, commitment and hard work shown since she joined our team.

Working part time, Jo is responsible for important administration duties attributed to a busy manufacturer of bespoke timber fire doors, dealing with enquiries from both customers and suppliers whilst building and maintaining strong working relationships.

Another aspect of Jo’s role is that of HR support throughout the company.  Her skills have helped make her an integral part of our team and we look forward to working with her for many years to come.

Please join us in congratulating Jo on her successful first year at Pendle Doors.

According to the UK government, non-fire-resistant doors in high rise tower blocks should be replaced with doorsets accredited for fire performance by a certified third party. The letter from the Department of Communities and Local Government also went on to explain that these new doors should provide fire resistance for at least 30 minutes.

Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, announced that it requires not only third-party certification for fire resistance but also for security, to reduce crime rates. Regrettably statistics show when it comes to crimes such as burglaries in the UK, front doors are the main source of access. Therefore, SBD aims to make these as secure as possible.

Dual certification is more important than ever as it protects homes and commercial property from both fire and criminal attacks. This new SBD requirement is set to be an ongoing initiative for all manufacturers moving forward from the Grenfell disaster.

This isn’t new to the industry, since 2005 manufacturers have been required to have a

third-party certification sign off on all security products such as windows and doors. Further to that in 2015, the more in-depth security and fire requirements are contained in the established Approved Document B, that carries an equal weighting under the building regulations in England.

All third-party certification therefore requires regular re-tests and production audits to ensure that the quality of the product is assured and maintained over time. This goes above and beyond the one-off testing that was previously required by the building regulations.

Pendle Doors Ltd have full third party accreditation and certification for the new dual standard. For more information on our range of SBD certified doors please contact us on 01254 870850.

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Established in 1989, Secured By Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks, together with the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects.  It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and supporting processes.

Secured by Design works with the construction industry and test houses to create high level standards, responding to trends in crime and has given input on a number of key standards.  The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.

Doors described as ‘fire doors’ or where fire performance is needed, require all manufacturers to have 3rd party accreditation and certification.

Pendle Doors Ltd have full 3rd party accreditation and certification.

For more information on our range of SBD certified doors please contact us on 01254 870850.

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Could Quality Fire Doors Have Prevented The Grenfell Tower Disaster?

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Fire rated doors can save lives, and this has never been more evident than when assessing the tragedy of Grenfell Tower this summer.  The high-rise tower block, which was home to 350 people in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea was insufficient in providing fire safety. In 2012 a fire risk assessment showed that the fire doors within the London tower block would not provide residents with even 30 minutes of fire protection, which is the minimum time a fire door should be able to protect residents for.

Therefore, it was recommended that all internal and external doors be replaced with quality fire doors.

The report also claimed that many residents had neglected fire safety precautions by replacing their own front doors with decorative models instead of fire doors. Parliament was informed that there were hundreds of quality fire doors missing from the building, something which should have been resolved in safety inspections and risk assessments.

Fire rated doors are designed to deliver two main functions, they provide a defensive barrier from fire and smoke when shut and aim to reduce fire damage within the property, should such situation occur.

It is recommended that fire rated doors are installed in areas that are most at risk of fire, usually kitchens or rooms with a significant amount of electrical equipment. Modern domestic properties are subject to building regulations, stipulating when and where fire doors must be used. Most significantly when considering Grenfell, they are required in buildings which are three or more storeys high for every habitable room next to the stairwell.

How many lives could have been spared with the use of quality fire doors for use both internally and externally throughout Grenfell Tower? Had proper precautions been in place and fire doors made mandatory by the council who owned the building, could things have been different?

At Pendle Doors we manufacture and stock a range of timber fire doors and door sets with up to and including 120 minutes of fire protection. It is vital that fire doors are placed in residential properties to help prevent disasters like Grenfell, call our sales team on 01254 870 850 for advice on how to make your residential property safe.

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