First fire doors off production line for Shelforce

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Birmingham window and door manufacturer Shelforce has received its first major fire door order – with 210 fire doors set to be supplied and installed to three blocks of flats.

The flats – Home Meadow House, Hollypiece House and Coppice House – are located on Pemberley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham and support retirement and sheltered housing.

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 they needed fire doors, they knew who to turn to, having partnered with Shelforce for the last five years.

Fire doors designed for local authority & housing association replacement projects

Shelforce recently launched its new Fireshel 30-minute fire-resistant door as the perfect solution for local authorities who need fully EN tested 3rd Party Accredited, replacement Fire Door sets, that are compliant with the latest 2020 MHCLG Annex A recommendations.

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.

Howard Trotter, Shelforce’s Business Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Wates on the project on Pemberley Road. Not only are we supplying the doors but also installing them.

“Safety and security in any building should never be compromised and our Fireshel system has been designed and tested to meet the highest standards to ensure that it exceeds current safety regulations. Our fire doors will help local authorities to ensure that all their tenants are living in a safe and secure environment.”

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

“We have a valued partnership with Wates and have worked closely with them to deliver some fantastic projects for the city of Birmingham,” added Howard.

Specialising in providing high-quality PVCu and aluminium products to local authority building projects, including Birmingham City Council, on time and within budget, Shelforce also employs some of the city’s most vulnerable people, with 75% of its workforce disabled.

For more information, telephone Shelforce on 0121 603 5262 or visit


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