What You Need to Know About a Fire Shutter or Door

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 1:18 pm

One incredible safety precaution for any premise is the presence of a fire door or shutter. They help to provide the best protection of premise occupants or visitors if a fire should break out and are highly recommended for any commercial or residential structure that has a high risk of fires. These types of products typically offer fire protection from 1-4 hours and are the perfect addition to the fire and security alarm systems.

Since 1st November 2019, all fire shutters must be fire tested and compliant to the latest standard BS EN 16034:2014 and CE Marked to BS EN 13241-2003. The 2008 certification is not prohibited by law. So, if you are looking into purchasing a fire shutter or fire door, you need to ensure they are up to the most resent standards.

A fire shutter or door, along side a fire alarm security system helps to optimise the fire safety standards of any property.

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Are Electric Garage Doors Safe and Secure?

Posted on April 23, 2021 at 11:51 am

One thing that many home owners wonder when considering switching to an electric garage door, is whether or not it is safe and secure. Electric garage doors are an incredible convenience but can be a bit on the pricey side. They can range between £1,000 (without installation), all the way up to £20,000 for a top of the range electric garage door, so you want to ensure that your choice is going to be safe and secure.

To ensure that you are purchasing a garage door that is up to UK safety standards, be sure that the door is marked CE. Even with this rating, the system will need to be installed correctly for everything to operate as it should, so having it professionally fitted is the wisest choice.

When looking for an electric garage door that will be up to the police security criteria, ensure that the door is a Secured By Design accredited model. This means this type of door has undergone testing to ensure it has a high level of security.

Electric garage doors can be very safe and secure, as long as you know what standards you should be looking for.

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Sectional garage doors are surging!

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 9:16 pm

The manufacturers of sectional garage doors have not limited the applications for this type of door. In homes, commercial and industrial facilities, entertainment venues, hospitals, transportation industries (aircraft hangars), sports arenas and institutions (schools & colleges) – where a large-sized bay-type entry door is needed that makes a dynamic statement/impression – sectional garage doors are in demand today more than ever before!

How important is it to install an impressive looking / attractive / appealing entrance? Think about it… it’s most likely the first impression your home will give to your visitors. Installing a sectional overhead door with a lovely finish can be an excellent decision if you want to satisfy your desire to achieve such satisfaction.

Are sectional garage doors now more popular in the UK?

They are a growing trend when it comes to garages and you’ll see many people choosing this type of door over standard ones. When it comes to residential properties, these types of doors tend to be made from timber or steel. Some kinds of doors will most often be made from metal as they’re typically not built for comfort but instead for security purposes.

They are also designed so that if there should ever be an escalation between nations that involves a burglary or similar crime, then your property is less likely to be damaged by attacks due to their rugged construction.

Sectional doors – A much better solution than side-hinged or roller?

The side hinge has no benefit that sectional doors do not have. It is only easier to build and repair a sectional door than side hinge doors. I wouldn’t say that roller is better, they are very similar in operation, and much of your decision will come down to space and style.

Why should my garage door be stylish?

Security is important, however, you need a garage door that looks great! When it comes to purchasing a new sectional garage door, there are plenty of things that people need to consider beforehand – and knowing what these considerations are will go a long way in helping ensure that they get exactly what they want, right from the beginning. One of these things is the overall look of the door itself – it does no good if you go out and buy a new one only to find that it doesn’t look good on the house itself! There are several styles available, from classic single-car style all the way up through modern double so do assess your options early on.

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Top Three Garage Door Paints?

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm

Over time it is inevitable that your garage door paint will start to fade and chip. When this happens it if very important that you freshen it up with new paint to keep the material below from rusting or degrading. When choosing the paint to use on your garage door, it is not advised to choose just any old outdoor paint, but a paint or enamel that is specifically designed for garage doors. Garage doors are exposed to the elements and have to endure heavy usage.

Best Recognised Garage Door Paints

1. Rust-Oleum Universal Paint is a paint and primer all in one and is ideal for wood and galvanised or ferrous metal.

2. International 10 Year Enamel is a long-lasting and less expensive option that is formulated for metal garage doors.

3. Hammerite Garage Door Paint is another excellent option designed for metal or wood garage doors.

There are of course other options out there but these three are some of the best in the UK and highly recommended for when it is time for your to give your garage door a refresh.

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