Delta Security installs new fire safety doors for London housing charity property

Posted On 20 Jan 2018
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Delta Security, the CCTV and access control solutions specialist, is helping to protect residents with the installation of new fire doors at a property managed by Brick-by-Brick, the London-based charity that provides permanent and temporary housing for those individuals with homeless status.

The new fire doors, installed into the charitable organisation’s Queen’s Road property, replace residents’ previous flat doors. The property consists of three studio flats, four one-bed flats, four two-bed flats, one laundry room and a garage. The fire doors themselves include intumescent fire seals, which consist of a strip on each door’s edge that expands if there’s a fire, in turn ensuring the doors provide airtight protection against smoke and flames.

The project was undertaken following a recent fire risk assessment procedure and, having worked with Delta Security for the last couple of years, Isabelle Gravenstein (general manager at Brick-by-Brick) approached the business for a solution. “Delta Security is a company we trust to maintain high standards,” explained Gravenstein to Risk UK. “Its engineers are helpful, reliable and, most importantly, they completely understand the needs of our residents.”

Last year, Delta Security installed a Master Key Suite locking system into the property, which it was able to transfer to the new fire safety doors. The company liaised with all residents in a bid to minimise disruption and ensure that each door’s installation and commissioning could be completed in just one day, thereby maintaining the integrity of the security system.

Gravenstein informed Risk UK that the installations went extremely smoothly, and were completed in a faster timeframe than first envisaged. “Delta Security provided a one-stop-shop, meaning that we could replace the doors and locks at the same time,” outlined Gravenstein. “Residents are able to leave their flat in the morning and let themselves in with the same key during the evening.”

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