With fire safety a high priority throughout the housing sector, Samuel Heath is exhibiting its Powermatic door closer at Housing 2021. Visitors to stand G50 will be able to view a working model of the door closer on life-sized doors and discuss the door closer’s unique suitability for the social housing sector with the company’s technical advisors.
British designed and manufactured, Powermatic is the original controlled, concealed door closer and is proving to be the preferred choice for many social landlords thanks to the distinct advantages it offers over surface-mounted devices in both new-build and improvement projects.
Used by many local authorities, including Birmingham City Council, Camden Council and Southampton City Council, the jamb-mounted door closer ticks all the right boxes when it comes to meeting the demands of the social housing sector, delivering independently certified fire performance, accessibility, safety, reliability, damage limitation, comfort, aesthetics, reduced maintenance costs and more.
Technical Director, Adam Daniels, explains, “Powermatic is ideal for projects where social landlords wish to improve safety, enhance the living environment and reduce maintenance.
“Our experience suggests that, in addition to its excellent fire performance and accessibility credentials, Powermatic is winning in the social housing sector due to the additional benefits that come from the fact that it is totally concealed when the door is closed and requires no maintenance after installation.”
Powermatic is completely concealed when the door is closed, which helps to create a more homely, less institutionalised environment for residents. It also significantly reduces the opportunity for the door closer to be tampered with or vandalised, which can prevent the door functioning altogether. Together with the fact that the door closer is maintenance-free, this provides a more resilient installation, resulting in improved reliability, enhanced fire safety, fewer call-outs and reduced maintenance costs.
Powermatic meets the requirements of BS 1154 and, as such, carries the UKCA mark. It has been tested by an independent laboratory and proved to meet the requirements for one hour and half-hour fire doors under BS EN 1634-1. It is also the only jamb-mounted door closer to boast Certifire accreditation and is approved for use by the British Woodworking Federation under its fire door and doorsets scheme. Powermatic can be easily fitted into existing door installations or incorporated into the manufacture of complete doorsets.