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Delayed Replacement of ‘Faulty Fire Doors’ by Councils is Unacceptable say BWF CEO Helen Hewitt

On the 2nd anniversary of the Grenfell fire, Huffpost UK broke the news about councils delaying the replacement of thousands of so-called faulty fire doors.  It is reported that Kensington and Chelsea council "has been forced to put back plans to replace all 4,000 fire doors in its entire social housing stock because of a lack of reliable products on the market and a stalemate involving industry and government." In [...]

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Timber Fire Door Performance in MHCLG Investigations is Consistently ‘Above Average’ for Half Hour Fire Rating

The latest press release from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) affirms their view, that the only way to address the legacy of fire door neglect is through rigorous product testing and third-party certification.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) fire door investigation has further evidenced this, with their testing so far finding that timber fire doors consistently deliver on their performance promises.  This is in direct [...]