All you need to know about internal Fire Doors

Fire Doors in Commercial Setting

Fire Doors play a vital role in the safety and regulation of both residential and commercial properties. Not only do they hold fundamental importance in the protection of our buildings, but also to our livelihoods.  Where is a fire door required? Installing an internal fire door helps prevent the spread of fire and smoke throughout […]

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week is a national campaign started by the British Woodworking Federation, BWF Fire Door Alliance and Fire Door Inspection Scheme in 2013. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the crucial role that fire doors play in protecting lives and property. More specifically, the FDSW campaign draws attention to issues such as poor installation […]

Checking your Fire Doors

Acoustic & Fire Doors

Fire Doors play a vital role in the safety and regulation of both residential and commercial properties. Not only do they hold fundamental importance in the protection of our buildings, but also to our livelihoods. Fire Doors create a barrier to prevent the spread of fire and smoke throughout your building allowing you time to […]

Protecting UK Homes from Fire Damage

Home destroyed due to Fire Damage

Each year, Fire and emergency services respond to approximately 30,000 ‘dwelling’ fires, in the UK alone. Our winters are particularly cold, so there’s a need for keeping homes warm. Whether they’re heated with electric, gas or fueled by timber bundles, risks can be reduced with careful guidance and support. To help you reduce the chances […]

Designing a Office with Safety in Mind

Traditional or Modern Oak Inspiration

This Ash renovation was designed with safety in mind. Offering a design and layout that allows easy and free movement for carers, visitors and wheelchair-bound patrons. The Ash doors in this renovation were fitted with large vision panels, that comply with Disability Discrimination laws, enabling all heights to see movement throughout the building. Care was […]

Prioritising the importance of fire-certifications

Fire Door Certification

Not only do E & S W Knowles manufacture bespoke products, but we also fully certify all of our doors, including our high-tech fire-doors, from 30-minute doors right up to two-hour fire resistance, in line with IFC (International Fire Standard Agency) Standards. Finding the right products for fire doors is critical, as it can save […]

Understanding Fire Safety as a consumer

Fire Doors in Commercial Setting

Give most homeowners a choice regarding internal doors and most will choose based on aesthetic appeal or cost. Fire safety needs to take a forefront in creation. However, for Architects, specifiers and developers, planning and/or designing any inhabited space, the primary concern must always be safety. Manufacturers also have high stakes in fire-safety, following technical […]

The Importance Of Fire Door Regulations

Importance of Fire Doors

You will have seen a lot of buzz in the news regarding recent investigations into fire door regulations and safety risks. During the investigations, rigorous tests were carried out. In which a Vicaima Portaro FD30 door was tested, to illustrate how a properly tested half-hour fire door can exceed the 30 minutes required under current […]

FSC Timber Products with Knowles

FSC Timber Products with E & S W Knowles

The FSC, which stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, is a well renowned international organization that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Displaying the FSC’s logo shows that our products, including our skirting, architrave, window boards and door frames are certified by the FSC. By displaying this logo we are trying to give you, the customer, […]