When selecting door closers, there are a number of factors that need to be considered to ensure it meets the needs of the building and it will comply with building regulations. But with so many options available, how do you know which closer is the right one for your project?
In our handy Door Closer Buyer Guide, we’ll guide you through the key considerations when selecting a door closer; so that you can be confident in choosing the right product for the job.
The Buyers Guide covers these key considerations:
- Fire Safety - To help prevent the spread of smoke and fire, and to protect escape routes, fire doors must fully and reliably close. Choosing the right door closer will ensure compliance with the Building Regulations.
- Access – door closers fitted to fire doors must have enough power to reliably close the door and keep it closed in the event of a fire but not restrict day to day access.
- Meeting Specific Building Regulations - In some types of building or certain areas within a building, it may be that self-closing doors disrupt or hinder normal operations. Find out which closers and devices are best suited to these settings.
- Preventing Damage and Vandalism - in certain environments, there may be a higher risk of either accidental or deliberate damage to the door hardware. Find out which door closer can help to minimise ongoing repair and maintenance.
- Level of traffic through the door - A product that is not suitable for the level of traffic will require more frequent maintenance and have a shorter lifespan.
- The weight and width of the door.
The guide also provides links to our additional resources to help you select the right fore door equipment, including the door closer calculator and fire door checklist.
To view the full door closer buyers guide and find out more, please click here.