Stairways leads way in fire safety innovation

Stairways leads way in fire safety innovation

By Karen Wood Leading timber door solutions and staircase manufacturer Stairways Midlands have launched PinPoint, a pioneering new way of ensuring their fire doors are installed in accordance with certification and maintained correctly thereafter. Adopting Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and linking into the national fire door database through Door Data Systems, PinPoint is a…

Stairways Certification

Fire certification: how does it work?

Richard Kowalski Incorrect use of wording when requesting evidence of the fire performance for a door set is a daily occurrence, in my experience. In the past, I have been as guilty as anyone! We have all used the term “certification” or “certificate” when requesting evidence. However, did you know that only one out of…

BS8214: what all installers need to know

BS8214: what all installers need to know

One of the industry hot topics at the moment, and one of the main focuses of building inspectors, is the installation of fire-rated doors and door sets, especially the gap sealing between door frame and the partitions. Recent events have highlighted the unacceptable methods and workmanship in some installations and have created industry-wide concern. It…

Stairways - BS8214: What all installers need to know

BS8214: What all installers need to know

One of the industry hot topics at the moment, and one of the main focuses of building inspectors, is the installation of fire-rated doors and door sets, especially the gap sealing between door frames and partitions. Recent events have highlighted the unacceptable methods and workmanship in some installations and have created industry-wide concern. It is…

Partnering key to efficient production in 2021

Tight timber supply conditions pose both challenges – and significant opportunities – for the year ahead, Stairways Midlands bosses are predicting. Throughout 2020, the raw material supply chain has been beset by new hurdles, most significantly those coming as a result of pandemic-related issues and sea-changes in market dynamics. Stairways Midlands director Neil Stevens believes…