Security Doors Measuring Guide
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Secure Doors Terminology Guide

14 Point Locking System
A secure lock which holds 14 points of contact between the door and the frame

Anti Jemmy Strip
A strip of folded steel which runs along the full length of the door edge for increased security and resistance against attack

BS EN 10152
A European Standard which refers to the electrolytically zinc coating of metals

BS EN 1935
A European Standard which refers to the requirements of single-axis hinges for window and door openings in a singular direction.

BS3621
A British Standard which refers to the insurance standard for security door locks

BS476 part 22
A British Standard which refers to the fire testing of products to ensure they are safe for use

CERTIFIRE
An independent, third party certification scheme that ensures all fire protection products are fit for purpose

Chiltern International Fire
A Product testing group working within the fire protection industry

Cylinder
An oval or circular lock which requires a key for use.

DDA
Disability Discriminations Act 1995.An act which focussed on ending the discrimination on those with disabilities  and gave rights in the areas of employment, education and access amongst others.

DDA Compliant Threshold
A floor mounted threshold which does not exceed 15mm in height so to comply with the DDA with regards to their regulations of access for those with disabilities.

Dog Bolt
This type of bolt can also be referred to as a ‘Security Stud’ or a ‘Hinge Stud’. The term refers to an integral pin within the hinge plate which, when the door is closed, slots into a hole on the opposite corresponding plate to create a secure connection between the door and frame.

Double Leaf
Two door panels of equal height and width which fit inside the frame to completely fill the desired entry

Dufaylite
Dufaylite are the sole manufacturers of the recycled paper honeycomb that we use in our doors

Emergency Escape Sash Lock
An Emergency Escape Sashlock refers to a lock which is automatically engaged when the door is closed but can be easily released via the handle.

Fire Rated
Doors which hold a fire rating have been tested and certified by an approved company who burn test the products to BS476 part 22 to ensure that they are safe for protective use within buildings. A fire rating is given in terms of minutes – this rating refers to the minimum amount of time that that door can resist flames from spreading.

Galvanised Steel
Steel coated in a protective zinc layer to prevent the mental from rusting

Jamb
The side post or surface of a doorway

Leaf and a Half
Two door panels of an equal height but – one smaller width – which fit inside the frame to completely fill the desired entry

Louvres
A vent or grill that is positioned with the leaf of a door to allow ventilation between spaces.

LPCB
The Loss Prevention Certificate Board (LPCB) are an established company within their field and have been working with industry and government for over 100 years. LPCB work to set the standards for fire and security products to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

PAS23/24
A British Standard which refers to the strength of a door   

Powder Coating
A polyester powder coating which is applied to a steel door

Single Leaf
A singular door panel which fits inside the frame to completely fill the desired entry

Threshold
A metal and rubber strip which is used to form a shield against weather or unwanted light from beneath the doors. This strip is attached to the door between the jambs.

Zintec
Steel coated in a high quality zinc to a level approved by BSEN10152 which is used to protect against corrosion