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 contrast to the glass reinforced foam-filled fire doors (known as GRP) recovered from Grenfell Tower that started the MHCLG investigation into the fire door sector. This investigation to-date has reported no failed timber doors since they expanded their investigation into the broader market in October last year.
Read the full statement from the BWF here. Further information on the BWF and Fire Door Alliance can be found at www.firedoors.bwf.org.uk.