The Angel Hotel at Bury St Edmunds has recently carried out major refurbishment works to the restaurant and bar areas. As part of this prestigious project, we worked closely with the architects, Beanland Associates, to arrive at a specification for large fire resistant glass doors. The doors were to be fire resistant to EI30, and mostly held open during the day, but closing automatically in the event of a fire, or manually at night.

As part of the consultation process, we discussed the specification, operational requirements, and finishes required. As the doorsets were to be glazed and fire rated to EI30, our SG20 doorset was likely to be suitable. Checking the fire test certification, we confirmed that at the required size of 2390 wide and 2940 high with a EI30 fire rating, our SG20 doorsets constructed in Forster Fuego Light profile would be compliant.  Elevation drawings were produced and approved by the client and architects. Profile samples were produced for approval, powder coated in a specialist Antique Brass finish. As the project progressed, we issued the electrical connection specification for the electro-mechanical closers, to Colnesett Limited, the main contractors. 

While other trades were working on the Hotel's refurbishment, we manufactured two of our SG20 glazed fire doors, powder coated in an Antique Brass finish to suit the planned decor.  The doors were installed and commissioned on schedule, towards the end of the project. The electro-mechanical overhead door closers were wired into the hotel’s fire alarm system, which safely releases the doors in the event of a fire.

During the installation process, it was apparent that the original stainless steel door furniture was not in keeping with the finished doorsets, or the hotel's interior furnishings. Another set of door furniture was fitted, powder coated in the same Antique Brass finish as the doors, which now does gives the desired effect. Though changing the finish of lever handles may seem to be unimportant, it is an example of DoorTechnik's attention to detail, and flexibility to implement last-minute changes.

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