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CE Marked Doorsets – Business as usual for Door Assemblies in 2014

January 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on CE Marked Doorsets – Business as usual for Door Assemblies in 2014 

Door assemblies are still legal after 1 July 2013.   And they will stay legal for the foreseeable future.  Door assemblies are NOT doorsets – so CE marking doesn’t apply to them.
You can’t tell the difference between doorsets and door assemblies just by looking at them. It’s how they’re supplied that matters. If it all comes from one source – usually a doorset manufacturer – then it’s a doorset.  If various trades supply individual parts or components for assembly on site, then it’s a door assembly.  Traditionally, the majority of timber doors in the UK have been supplied as door assemblies, with their hardware coming from an architectural ironmonger who has prepared and/or priced a schedule of ironmongery.  Steel and aluminium doors have traditionally been supplied as doorsets, though sometimes the ironmonger gets to supply cylinders which are under MK, and perhaps operating furniture such as levers or pull handles, to match the rest of the project.  In future, any  doorset which falls under the scope of a harmonised standard will be supplied complete by the  manufacturer, and will be CE marked by them.  Door assemblies do not fall under the scope of any doorset standard – they can’t, they’re door assemblies.  It will remain legal to supply door assemblies in the UK.  For more information read here…GAI Technical Update No. 13 Executive Summary.

Why can a 410 OAD not be used to operate a 297 / 296 Panic Latch or a 294 Panic Bolt?

December 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on Why can a 410 OAD not be used to operate a 297 / 296 Panic Latch or a 294 Panic Bolt? 

Because the mechanism on the 200 series units operates in one direction only and the amount of travel is limited. Therefore the lever handle would not fully retract the bolts and latches and would also not operate downwards in a normal manner. Also, all accessories need to be listed on the Manufacturers Declaration of Conformity, and using any accessory not listed will negate the CE marking and may lead to prosecution.

Can I use an OAD from the 200 / 300 series with the 400 series Touch Bar Range?

December 4, 2010 by · Comments Off on Can I use an OAD from the 200 / 300 series with the 400 series Touch Bar Range? 

No, because the bolt-through fixing positions are different. Also the 410 OAD from the Touch Bar range can not be used with the 200 / 300 series range because the mechanism only rotates in the one direction. All accessories need to be listed on the Manufacturers Declaration of Conformity, and using any accessory not listed will negate the CE marking.

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