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BSI Standards Publication for composite doors

From October 1st 2010 all door sets should now comply with Approved Document L 2010

From October 1st 2010 all door sets should now comply with Approved Document L 2010

From October 1st 2010 all door sets should now comply with Approved Document L 2010

From October 1st 2010 all door sets should now comply with Approved Document L 2010

Welcome to the ACDM

The formation of the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers represents a milestone in the development of the "composite door" as a product and underlines its increasing popularity in all facets of the Housing Market.

ACDM Composite doors over the last twenty five years have developed into three main types - Steel Faced, Thermoplastic faced (e.g. PVCu, ABS) and Thermoset Faced (e.g. Fibreglass, Carbon Fibre). These generally have a very similar construction, comprising two moulded surface skins, an inner door framing material and a foam insulating core.

The Association includes members covering all of the main construction types. It is partly for the continuing development of performance standards that the ACDM has been formed, since it is essential to represent all forms of products so that none is disadvantaged by not being represented.

 
Cylinder Security Statement PDF Print E-mail

In light of recent publicity surrounding the threat to home security through the method
of lock snapping, the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers has prepared
a statement to guide consumers in the most effective methods of improving home
security.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 March 2012 13:23
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Approved Document L 2010 and doors

From 1 October 2010 the new version of the Approved Document L comes into effect. This applies to both new construction and replacement installations.

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Approved Document L

Ben Penson, Chair of the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers, on the details of the new Approved Document L

Now that Approved Document L has been published and its requirements and standards are stated in black and white, it is time to take a closer look at how it will impact the door market.  Previous revisions to the document, specifically with regard to existing dwellings, have by and large bypassed entrance doors and focused specifically on windows. This is set to change.

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Statement concerning the need to forcibly gain authorised entry to a property through the door

The Association of Composite Door Manufacturers  recognises that situations may arise when it becomes necessary to force access into a property through the entrance door.

Such circumstances will include emergencies such as gas leaks, flood and fire or other risk to life such as critical illness, and also suspicion of illegal activity.  In these situations, the emergency services are both trained and appropriately equipped to gain entry.

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