Raising Standards with Reliable Fire Door Hardware

With its team of trusted experts and an expansive portfolio of highly engineered fire door and security hardware solutions, Allegion UK details its commitment to protecting people and property. 

Fire safety and security remain unremitting themes in our built environment and more than ever, responsible persons and decision makers across the supply chain are required to make the right choices in account of their building and its occupants. For over a century, Allegion has sustained the highest levels of manufacturing across its category-leading product portfolio, while advocating for higher standards and supporting customers throughout the product specification process – all to ensure the most suitable products are being operated correctly in their respective settings. 

With highly prestigious brands including Brio, Legge and CISA, Allegion supplies and works with a variety of partners throughout the supply chain, delivering reliable door hardware products to provide safe and functional building environments, no matter the project at hand. 

Amongst its leading door hardware lines is Briton, a brand synonymous with trusted, high-quality door closers and exit hardware. Briton’s extensive range of fire door hardware is designed to stand the test of time and includes the renowned 2003 and 2003V overhead door closers, each tested to EN 1154 and compliant to UKCA, CE and Certifire accreditation. With an enviable reputation for dependable performance, Briton door hardware meets the necessary fire safety standards and helps decision makers to remain compliant through application. 

Door hardware plays an integral role in protecting people and property, but there are considerable differences between a system that’s operating as intended and one that hasn’t been correctly specified, installed and maintained. To further support best practice and better standards, Allegion UK maintains a wealth of resources to help professionals undertake product selection, installation and maintenance checks on fire doors and their hardware. In 2023, Briton launched a comprehensive set of ‘best practice guides’, designed to provide essential and accessible information on door hardware specification, installation and maintenance for those in commercial, education and healthcare environments. Each guide is available online or upon request and is an invaluable resource for those tasked with improving and maintaining fire safety standards in their corresponding sector. 

Additionally, upon identifying many of the problems associated with overhead door closers can be attributed to incorrect installation, Allegion UK has also launched an updated version of its widely popular and resourceful Accufit system. The unique Accufit system is designed to address the problems associated with installation by providing customers with a unique self-adhesive template, helping users to fit door hardware quickly and accurately the first-time round. Accufit templates are provided with Briton’s most popular door closers for door mount, parallel arm and transom mount applications, supporting straightforward and accurate fitting results while reducing installation time and increasing the reliability of the product and the effectiveness of the door’s operation. 

At the core of Allegion’s success is its team of more than 12,000 dedicated employees worldwide, each offering trusted knowledge and experience in door hardware products and fire safety and security within building environments. In a period that has seen much-needed regulation changes, Allegion’s team remains committed in offering up-to-date expert advice, helping decision makers navigate their way through the toughest of fire safety and security challenges and guiding customers to the most appropriate solutions for their buildings, based on performance, certification, aesthetics and budget. 

As the impact of sustainable practice also grows in significance for stakeholders and the built environment, Allegion is committed to offering environmentally responsible products that support global sustainability efforts. Allegion UK actively participates in the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) programme, providing customers with full transparency for all its products that have certified EPD documentation. Furthermore, Allegion UK is proactively working towards 100% sustainable packaging across all of its product ranges and remains focused on improving product lifecycles by enhancing the durability of hardware. In doing so, the need for repeat manufacturing is lowered and fewer natural resources are consumed, and by pairing this with internal recycling and reuse initiatives, Allegion UK is further minimising its impact on the environment as a manufacturer. 

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