The definitive guide to the correct specification of metal doorsets is available from the DHF (Door and Hardware Federation).
Specifiers, purchasers and end users can now make informed decisions on specifying fit-for-purpose products following publication of the DHF Guide to Specifying Metal Doorsets.
Attributes of metal doorsets include durability and availability in a wide variety of finishes. They are also secure and offer low maintenance and versatility. But it is vital that the specifier correctly identifies and states the performance requirements needed as early as possible in the specification process.
The full colour guide sets out metal doorset criteria which can include fire resistance, sound insulation, security and environmental protection. It gives advice on doorset configuration, dimensions and handling. Other sections in the guide cover the range of materials and finishes available and there is valuable advice on the correct installation and maintenance of metal doorsets.
The guide was researched and put together by members of the Metal Doorset Forum, a special interest group within the DHF. A whole range of British and European Standards and certification schemes were researched during the compilation of the guide.
This is the sixth in a “family” of Codes and Good Practice Guides being produced by the DHF and is complementary to the already published Code of Practice for Fire Resisting Metal Doorsets. The other Codes and Guides cover power operated doors, fire resisting rolling shutters, the repair and maintenance of industrial and commercial doors, and domestic garage doors.
The Codes and Good Practice Guides form part of the DHF’s drive to ensure continued and increasing professionalism in the door and shutter industry and to help, support and educate its members in the climate of ever more complex regulatory requirements.