New fire doors boost safety credentials of Cambuslang multi-storey

CCG has announced it has completed the supply and installation of ‘high-performance’ fire doors at a multi-storey tower block in Cambuslang.

Undertaken on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council, residents of Kyle Court have each received new 60-minute fire resistant flat entrance doors and 60-minute fire resistant common doors, which CCG revealed have been designed and tested to meet the ‘highest standard of industry performance for fire safety’.

This, the firm added, means that in the event of an emergency, the doors will provide a ‘minimum resistance’ of an hour’s duration to offer assistance in combatting the passive spread of fire and smoke as well as providing protection for residents.

The doors were manufactured by CCG from its facility located within a mile of the residence. Tradespeople and semi-automated CNC machinery combine to fabricate the doors using solid timber to create a finished product prior to being installed by the firm’s own Asset Management division.

Joanne Forbes, head of property services at South Lanarkshire Council, said, “We are working closely with CCG to deliver compliant fire doors in our multi-storey flatted accommodation. Having successfully completed Kyle Court in Cambuslang, we are now moving onto blocks in East Kilbride.”

CCG manufacturing general manager, Craig Smith, added, “CCG has been mainstream in the manufacture of timber doors for over a decade. We have expert tradespeople and the very latest technologies that combine to deliver quality and consistency for our clients that can be utilised to support the delivery of both new build construction projects as well as large-scale, planned maintenance workstreams.

“Fire safety in tower blocks is of the utmost importance and as a result of the materials used and integrated safety measures, the fully certified CCG FD60 product offers a leading standard of performance that can provide residents of multi-storey tower blocks with a level of assurance in the event of an emergency situation. As a locally-based company, we are proud to have lent our support to South Lanarkshire Council and the residents of Kyle Court.”

CCG Asset Management manager, Jim Cunningham, commented, “As a one-stop-shop for window and door products, CCG is able to meet the needs of our clients with a clear chain of responsibility that delivers on quality control, streamlines project management, and ensures best value for our clients. This is achieved as a result of our advanced manufacturing capabilities and an efficient, diligent installation process from Asset Management where we principally ensure our strict quality standards continue to be met once on-site whilst minimising the impact of works on the day-to-day lives of residents.

“The FD60 door is a fantastic product and we look forward to working with South Lanarkshire Council again in the near future.”