Fire performance of Shadbolt doors is validated by independent tests by UKAS-accredited bodies in a comprehensive range of sizes and opening configurations to cover the widest possible range of applications. Thus the fire performance that will be achieved in an actual door is established with a high degree of confidence. Tests cover single or double leaf and single or double acting doors, with and without overpanels, glazed apertures and rebated meeting stiles.
Performance is also assured by ongoing independent third party certification under the Exova BM TRADA Q-Mark or an equivalent scheme. This covers auditing of door construction, fire tests, factory production control, and fixing instructions. All certificated door leaves are identified by labelling applied to the hanging edge.
Design freedom is increased by authoritative assessments by Exova or other UKAS-accredited bodies. Variations from a tested door design are assessed, and a certified specification can be provided for that particular variant, which is regarded as having the same status as a fire test, as permitted by Approved Document B.
Copies of test reports and authoritative assessments are available for all door specifications.