Sheltered By Shelforce - 210 Fire Doors For Birmingham Homes

A firedoor showroom

Shelforce has received its first major fire door order – with 210 set to be supplied and installed in three blocks of retirement and sheltered housing flats in Birmingham.

The project is being headed by construction giant Wates, one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector. When Wates needed fire doors, the company turned straight to Shelforce - having partnered with the Birmingham based window and door manufacturer for the past five years.


Social housing solution

Shelforce recently launched its new Fireshel 30-minute fire-resistant door as the perfect solution for local authorities who need fully EN tested third party accredited, replacement fire door sets that are compliant with the latest 2020 MHCLG Annex A recommendations.


Smoke tested

All Fireshel fire doors have been fire and smoke tested from both the inside and outside and PAS 024 Security tested. The door set, complete with fanlight glazing panel, achieved 49 minutes fire resistance when EN1634-1 tested allowing piece of mind when specifying a fire door solution for any local authority or housing association replacement project.


 “Our fire doors will help local authorities to ensure that all their tenants are living in a safe and secure environment.”

– Howard Trotter 

Business Manager, Shelforce


Fireshel system

“Safety and security in any building should never be compromised," continues Shelforce's Trotter.  "Our Fireshel system has been designed and tested to meet the highest standards to ensure that it exceeds current safety regulations."


High profile

Shelforce has worked on several high-profile Birmingham projects with Wates, including the transformation of Adelaide Tower and the £11 million revamp of Barry Jackson Tower, a 20-storey tower block to help homeless families.


Supporting the community

Shelforce also employs some of the city’s most vulnerable people, with 75% of its workforce having a disability.

Picture: The new Fireshel 30-minute fire-resistant door from Shelforce is  a reliable solution for local authorities.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
18th December 2020


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