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Fire Safety

Fire Testing 

The Contemporary Range has undergone testing at major independent UKAS accredited test houses.  Successfully tested for thirty minutes fire resistance in a  large full scale test as a complete doorset with side panels, screens and fanlights, the doorset featured in the below has also been tested from both sides.  Other glazed styles have additionally been tested in full scale fire tests with some achieving over 40 minutes.

Smoke Leakage Testing

The Contemporary Range has undergone full scale smoke tests to EN1634-3 at an independent UKAS accredited test house, successfully exceeding the requirements. 

Building Regulation Requirements

Under the guidance document Approved Document B for Building regulations governing fire safety, there is a requirement for fire doorsets to be tested for fire resistance and smoke leakage. 

The Government issued recent advice on the testing of doorsets to both sides: Government Advice for Fire Doorsets. Current accepted practice under the test standards is for timber and metal doorsets to be tested in the most onerous direction, if the weakest side is identifiable.  As a responsible manufacturer, Gerda have taken the decision to test doorsets to both sides.


Third party certification for fire door manufacture is important for consistency of production and ensuring that product is up-to-date with any changes in requirements linked to fire safety standards and practice.

Gerda fire rated doorsets are supplied as a complete doorset and not as a door assembly.  They are supplied from a single source, ie from Gerda and are factory prepared and finished.  Gerda’s Q Mark Certificate states the Company name and the name of the doorset range.

“full scale fire, smoke and acoustic tests achieving excellent results”



The Contemporary Range carries third party certification through the notified body BM Trada