XL Joinery has launched its first fully integrated fire doors. The move came as a result of working collaboratively with the ASSA ABLOY Group.
The Simpli Advanced® range from XL Joinery – designed for residential apartments – required a high-quality range of door hardware to achieve fire integrity. ASSA ABLOY was able to supply components from UNION, Yale Door and Window Solutions and Lorient – all of which work hand-in-hand to maintain integrity during a fire.
XL Joinery – an established door distributor for more than 25 years – had previously sold its doors and ironmongery separately, and was seeking to launch its first range of fire doors with the components pre-fitted as standard. To achieve this, the company turned to ASSA ABLOY for not only the hardware, but the support behind this to ensure a compliant solution and support around testing and accreditation.
XL Joinery was then able to combine use of UNION hinges and door closers; Yale Door and Window Solutions’ multipoint lock range, suitable for PAS24 doorsets and assessed at ASSA ABLOY’s UKAS testing laboratory; and Lorient’s intumescent and acoustic components, as well as acoustic testing and indicative fire tests.
Sean Williams, OEM Regional Sales Manager for the North & Ireland at UNION, who led the project, comments: “XL Joinery had the doors, but what they needed was the door sets, with everything that entails in terms of the different components and the testing required. As a Group, we had everything they required, including the knowledge and experience to guide them through the testing process. This meant we were the perfect partner to help them bring the Simpli Advanced range to market.
“The project has been such a success that we are now moving on to a second phase with XL Joinery, extending the project to encompass the company’s external entrance door range.”
Mark Williams, director of technical and product development at XL Joinery, adds: “From the very first consultation, through extensive security and fire testing, and culminating in fully compliant and third-party accredited fire doorsets, ASSA ABLOY has provided a breadth of product, knowledge and support that is unparalleled in our industry.
“Considering the challenges that the last year has presented, the achievements made in bringing the Simpli Advanced doorset range to market is phenomenal and ASSA ABLOY and XL Joinery will continue to move forward developing products and solutions that meet the highest regulatory and aesthetic requirements.”