KDM Group gets BM Trada seal of approval on manufactured fire doors

2nd March 2023

Since the Grenfell Towers disaster, we have seen much-needed changes to regulations and a drive for certification to show that manufactured & installed construction products are fit for purpose, fire doors being one of them.

With more stringent tender requirements and requests for certification, KDM wanted to close the loop and provide our customer base with the additional peace of mind that KDM Group’s manufactured and installed fire doors have been independently certified with the Q-Mark rating by BM Trada. This is a formal recognition of commitment to quality and best practices in the manufacturing & installation of fire doors.

It is a legal requirement for fire door manufacturers to demonstrate that their products can resist the passage and spread of fire, but the Q Mark Scheme ensures that the fire doors are installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or appropriate Building Regulation guidelines. Should the fire doors not be installed properly their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised.

According to BM Trada’s website, the scheme aims to provide the following:

  • Raise the ongoing standard of installation of fire doors.
  • Ensure the product’s fire resistance capabilities are maintained.
  • Ensure the product’s service life is maximized through correct installation.
  • Provide peace of mind that the Installer is suitably qualified and that their work is continually assessed by an independent body.
  • Provide specifiers with the means to demonstrate that the installation meets the required standard.

Pete McQueen, Production Director, noted “KDM pride ourselves on the quality of our manufacturing, craftsmanship and installation of our goods. We wanted to emphasise this, and partner with an industry-recognised accreditation, which led us to BM Trada ‘Q-Mark’ Scheme. We felt this scheme not only supported us but showcased the commitment and due diligence for both the manufacture and installation of our fire doors. Thus, providing peace of mind to our customer base that our doors not only meet the fire-resistant requirements but are certified throughout the process.

Mark Jones, Executive Director added, “With the Q Mark scheme, we can guarantee the integrity of the door giving our clients comfort that doors provided by KDM meet the current building regulations. We always aim to provide our customers with a turnkey solution which minimises the number of suppliers and contractors they need to engage which hopefully leads to cost savings for our clients.

You can watch our door being tested to gain the accreditation – if you have a spare 1 hour 7 minutes you can watch in full on our YouTube channel.

Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

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