Door closer enhances high-rise fire safety

British designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are gaining increasing popularity in both public and private housing sectors for use on fire doors in high-rise flats and apartments.

The door closers carry the CE mark and have been independently tested and proved to meet the requirements for one hour and half-hour fire doors under BS EN 1634-1. They also offer operating efficiencies that facilitate compliance with accessibility requirements.

Available in standard and Free Swing models, Powermatic door closers deliver additional benefits for flats and apartments thanks to the fact that they are totally concealed when the door is closed. This helps retain the aesthetics of interiors and assure a less institutionalised, more homely feel.

Concealment also reduces the risk of the door closer being damaged through vandalism, misuse or tampering, which could render a fire door useless. It also means less maintenance call-outs and continued fire safety.