CE Mark Doorsets Overview
The traditional understanding in the UK of a doorset has been for the door (with essential ironmongery) to be factory fitted into the frame and delivered to site where no further work will be carried out to the door or frame other than fixing the frame to the prepared wall opening.
Interpreting CEN standards' definition a CE Mark doorset is a kit of components placed or supplied to the construction market as a fully tested set and purchased in a single transaction from one legal entity. It is not a requirement for a CE marked doorset to have the door factory fitted to the frame.
A CE marked fire doorset will have been tested in accordance with EN 1634-1 and meet conformity with the harmonised standard BS EN 16034:01 from 1st December 2016. As with any new European standard there is a co-existence period wherein the European member states existing standards can run alongside the new standard which in this case will be for a period of 3 years to 1st December 2019.
BS EN 16034:01 entitled “Pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows. Product standard, performance characteristics. Fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics“ calls upon many other standards (in table ZA1 of annex ZA) to cover its requirements for various aspects of door performance. Changes to a tested doorset, including alteration in leaf size and choice of ironmongery can only be made in accordance with BS EN 15269-3 2012 (Extended application of test results).
In preparation for the accepted use of CE Marked doorsets within the UK construction industry Forza Doors have tested in accordance with EN1634-1 a range of doorsets incorporating CE marked essential hardware that will satisfy the demands and needs of not only the UK construction industry but also that of Europe.