Tuesday, 16 October 2012

DHF publishes guide to the specification of CE marked doorsets

A comprehensive guide designed to help building professionals correctly specify CE marked doorsets has been published by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF).

Specifiers, architects, contractors, clients and other professionals can download the guide, Specifying CE marked doorsets, from the DHF website: www.dhfonline.org.uk .

The DHF, the voice of the UK door and hardware industry, has produced the guide to make building professionals aware of the benefits of specifying CE marked doorsets rather than traditional multi-supplier sourced door assemblies.

In particular, a doorset comes complete with comprehensive documentation to enable the specifier to determine the performance requirements for an intended application. This ensures the doorset will be fit for purpose.

A CE marked doorset gives the specifier vital assurance on quality control. This is because the doorset supplier has complete control over the type and compatibility of all individual components and materials comprising the completed doorset.

Many other benefits of specifying CE marked doorsets are detailed in the new guide. These include the reduction of on-site health & safety issues, economies of scale, and less waste generated on site.

The new guide will help all those in the construction sector to prepare for new CE mark legislation coming into effect in July 2013. Under the new Construction Product Regulation, from that date it will be illegal to supply doorsets covered by a harmonised European standard without a CE mark. Initially this will affect external doorsets. Where the harmonised standard has not yet been published, for example fire resisting doorsets, CE marking will become compulsory at a later date, possibly a year or more after 2013.

Said DHF general manager and secretary Michael Skelding: “By using this new DHF guide and choosing CE marked doorsets, the specifier - and the subsequent building owner or user - will find it easier to demonstrate compliance with health and safety legislation, including the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), and the Workplace (health , safety and welfare) Regulations.”  

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This DHF guide makes building professionals aware of the benefits of specifying CE marked doorsets rather than traditional multi-supplier sourced door assemblies and can be downloaded from www.dhfonline.org.uk 

Further Information: 

The DHF represents all the key players in industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates, as well as the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of building hardware, locks and architectural ironmongery.

With the ultimate aim of maintaining and raising quality standards throughout the industry, all DHF members must meet minimum standards of competence and customer service. They all operate within a Code of Conduct governing standards of workmanship, quality assurance, training, safety business integrity and CE marking compliance.

Door & Hardware Federation
01827 52337

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