Concealed door closers assure fire safety


British designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers deliver a number of benefits over surface-mounted door closers. As a result, they are gaining increasing popularity in the social housing sector for use on fire doors in high-rise flats and apartments as well as HMOs.

The door closers carry the UKCA mark and have been independently tested and proved to meet the requirements for 60-minute and 30-minute fire doors under BS EN 1634-1. They also benefit from full third-party certification and are the only Certifire jamb-mounted door closer.

Fitting neatly between the door and frame, Powermatic is totally concealed when the door is closed, whereas overhead, surface-mounted door closers have highly visible and unsightly control arms and mechanical boxes protruding from the door’s surface.

This concealment means that Powermatic door closers are less susceptible to damage from vandalism or tampering, assuring reliability of the fire door as well as minimising maintenance expenses and lifetime costs.

The lack of controls on display also assures a clean appearance to the door and interior, enhancing aesthetics and creating the more homely, less institutional environment which contributes towards the occupants’ comfort and well-being.

Unlike other jamb-mounted devices, Powermatic door closers facilitate a door’s compliance with the accessibility requirements of Approved Document M and do not have to be removed from the door to be adjusted.

Adding to Powermatic’s performance credentials is the fact that the door closers have been fitted to door sets which have successfully completed security tests to PAS 24.

Powermatic door closers come with a 10-year warranty and, of course, there is the comfort of knowing that they are manufactured in the UK by Samuel Heath, which, with more than 50 years’ experience, is the foremost authority when it comes to concealed door closers.