Performance Adhesives Ltd (PAL), are proud to become the first UK super-distributor of FrameFit, a new innovative, fire-rated, and fully tested system that solves a very common but serious problem with fire doors – excessive gaps between leaf and frame.
Current legislation states that fire doors with gaps of over 4mm between leaf and frame must be reported by inspectors as non-compliant.
As The Fire Safety [England] Regulations come into effect in January, it is more important than ever that Housing Associations understand their responsibilities and are equipped with the right solutions to respond to them. As of January 2023, the new regulations state that: ‘In residential buildings with storeys over 11m in height, responsible persons will be required to undertake annual checks of flat entrance doors and quarterly checks of all fire doors in common parts. Any non-compliant doors must be brought into compliance.’
Housing Associations are at risk of facing enormous un-budgeted costs as the new legislation comes into effect, and FrameFit was developed specifically as a cost-effective, sustainable, and non-disruptive solution to this problem. It fits quickly and easily to existing door frames to close the gaps and provides a robust, durable solution that protects tenants and complies with legislation.
The FrameFit range comprises of FrameFit and a complementary Bottom DoorSeal which fits to the bottom of the door leaf to close any gaps underneath. FrameFit comes pre-cut and boxed and is simple and easy to install, with approximately 10 installations of FrameFit being possible within the time it would take a fire door installer to install just one replacement door. Both products are fully tested to BS 476 Part 22 and BS EN 1634-1.
FrameFit is the only solution of its kind, and the only other alternative on the market currently is replacing the non-compliant door with an entirely new one.
PAL are leading the way in promoting best practice and compliance across the passive fire industry and already supplies the biggest names in fire protection with innovations from market-leading and innovative new brands, as well as providing hands-on passive fire and fire door installation training we offer at the PAL Centre of Excellence. FrameFit is the latest to join PAL’s stable of game-changing solutions to some of the industry’s major problems.
Simon Shearman, Managing Director of PAL explained, “We are proud to be at the forefront of the push for fire door safety and compliance.
“By distributing FrameFit, we aim to encourage all responsible associations and authorities to make sure they are aware of all current and incoming legislation and to ensure that our customers are fully equipped to maintain the relevant safety standards in all residential buildings.
“PAL are with you every step of the way. Our team is on-hand to answer all your questions on legislation, processes, installation, and all products that we supply to help bring you into full compliance.”