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Sustainability

Environmentally friendly

The benefits of this design using natural materials reflect our ethos on sustainability:

All timber used in the production of the Contemporary Doorset is recyclable and bio-degradeable

  • The steel used in the manufacture of the frame and door facings is recyclable as is the steel and brass utilised in Gerda’s hardware manufacture
  • The core comprises natural mineral wool which is a blend of naturally occurring diabase rock. Made from a renewable and plentiful natural resource, it is 97% recyclable

  • The natural mineral wool offers unrivalled durability. It won’t shrink, move or crumble, ensuring longevity

Naturally occurring diabase rock

The doorset is tested to EN ISO10077‐2:2005 for thermal insulation. The natural mineral wool is extremely stable and durable. Once installed and left undisturbed it will not degrade, slump or create gaps which could impair the original thermal performance.

“in the event of a developed fire, smoke and toxic gas emissions are regarded as the greatest risk to human life”

Non Toxicity

With natural occurring fire resistant qualities, no toxic smoke is given off in the event of a fire

  • When exposed to fire, the mineral wool will not contribute to the fire growth or emit significant quantities of toxic smoke

  • Toxic smoke may not only affect the capability of the occupants to make a safe escape by reducing visibility, irritating the senses and inducing intoxication, it can also hinder the ability of fire fighters to perform