Why fire door safety is so important at Stairways

Why fire door safety is so important at Stairways

Karen Wood

In today’s marketplace, with a myriad of options and solutions, what makes a customer place an order with one company over another? This is a thought I often keep in mind when setting Stairways strategies.

A lot of the challenges we are faced with nowadays are time consuming and complex, often, ideally, needing more time than we actually have to devote to them.

At Stairways, we try to offer a front-to-back project service. Working hand-in-hand with clients, we strive to make the complex more straightforward for all involved.

Keeping up with regulatory and legislative changes is a time-consuming responsibility, wading through pages and pages of technical instructions, often conflicting, and then needing to relay much of this information accurately to others. Procuring fit-for-purpose, complaint materials – on budget and on time – and ensuring installations and maintained tasks are compliantly carried out are concerns many of our clients share with us.

Fire door assemblies can help manage many of these concerns and worries. Procuring an assembled door, frame and ironmongery system, which has been tested in a UKAS facility, coupled with a manufacturer operating within a controlled, audited environment, delivers compliance.

Our interest goes much further than product development and testing. We strongly consider how our clients are going to work with our products. We have a duty of care to provide as much support as necessary to ensure our fire door assemblies do the intended job if the need arises. Installation and maintenance of fire doors is often where we see problems and we work on solutions to prevent repeats.

From specifying the right product, to holding training seminars and on-site toolbox talks, we are here to support and guide clients to the right solutions for them.

Recently, we created a short video designed to speak directly to the installer – our top 10 tips for installing a fire door set. This video sits within the resources section of our website and is also on our YouTube channel, accessible for all.

During July, we brought to market a revolutionary door data tag system, PinPoint. Harnessing modern technology, it provides electronic documentation control for important certificates and schedules, as well as photos taken during important stages of installing a fire door and maintenance record-keeping.

We all have a responsibility to protect ours and others safety. At Stairways, we will continue to help the industry raise the bar, working together for a safer future for all.

Karen Wood
Joint Managing Director

Stairways

Author: Stairways

Stairways, founded in 1989, has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft production capacity. Stairways goal is to raise their profile and brand awareness to become known throughout the industry as the UK’s leading staircase and door solution provider.

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Commitment

As a highly reputable firm within the industry, Stairways are dedicated to meeting their client’s product and application requirements. All materials used are manufactured to the highest quality and meet the relevant standards achieving ISO9001, FSC®, and various product certifications, whilst their staircases and door solutions are manufactured with compliance to UK building regulations & legislative standards in mind. Using the knowledge, passion, and experience acquired across all team members over the past thirty years, Stairways aim to continue to be the best in what they do.

THE FUTURE

Stairways are continuously looking for opportunities to improve and expand their service offering; this includes the investment in new machinery to further enhance and innovate the manufacturing process, with the aim to shorten lead times and increase overall in-house capacity. The changes Stairways employ are always focused upon improving the customer experience, to ensure their process remains as efficient as possible from start to finish.

THE HISTORY

Privately owned and managed since it was founded in 1989, Stairways has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Starting as a small staircase manufacturer, Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft of bespoke and mass production capacity.

RESIDENTIAL

Stairways are passionate about helping national and regional housebuilders, architects and contractors complete large-scale project requirements within the residential sector. Stairways quality timber staircases and door solutions are often specified due to their functionality, flexibility and ease of installation, whilst offering peace of mind compliance.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

Stairways are the perfect supplier of FSC® accredited range of door solutions. Offering a range of door and frame finishes, acoustic, fire and smoke resistant configurations that are ideally suited for heavy traffic student accommodation. Their vast experience with producing high-quality door solutions for a wide range of projects ensures that they consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specification and performance requirements.

Leisure

Choose from Stairways variety of opening systems within the Eco-Mercial range to best assist with functionality and performance requirements. Our vast experience with producing high-quality door solutions and staircases for a wide range of projects ensures that we consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specifications, and performance requirements.

Education

Choose from Stairways variety of opening systems within the Eco-Mercial range to best assist with functionality and performance requirements. Our vast experience with producing high-quality door solutions and staircases for a wide range of projects ensures that we consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specification and performance requirements.

Commercial

Stairways provide innovative design and finishing solutions to architects, specifiers and contractors. Our FSC® accredited range of door solution and staircase products are ideally suited for heavy-duty applications within the commercial sector.

Hotels

Stairways are one of the leading manufacturers of doors, door sets, and door solutions. Their door solutions for hotels and leisure facilities meet and exceed all the relevant safety and performance requirements, whilst achieving the relevant aesthetics in keeping with the building design.

Medical

Stairways are the perfect supplier of FSC® accredited range of door solutions. Offering a range of door and frame finishes, acoustic, fire and smoke resistant configurations that are ideally suited for heavy traffic medical facilities. Their vast experience with producing high volume, high-quality door solutions that consistently meet and exceed expected timescales, specification, and performance requirements.