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The BWF Fire Door Alliance is operated and managed by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). It is a scheme that champions third-party certification of fire doors and doorsets. Comprising of manufacturers of timber fire doors and fire doorsets, processors, distributors and suppliers of integral components, members share the vision that every fire door or fire doorset sold in the UK meets required standards throughout its service life.
Third-party certification is at the heart of the BWF Fire Door Alliance. Third-party certification means that the fire door manufacturer or processor is audited by an independent third party that checks that the fire door / fire doorset is tested appropriately and produced to a consistent standard.
BWF Fire Door Alliance members have committed themselves to a rigorous certification programme requiring a considerable investment in time and money. This commitment to quality helps to ensure that fire doors / fire doorsets achieve their purpose of protecting lives and property.
All timber fire doors which underwent fire-resistance testing by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) were found to have met required standards, exceeding the minimum 30-minute burn time requirement. This is in direct contrast to glass reinforced polymer foam filled fire doors – three quarters of which failed MHCLG tests in results published in 2019.