HTM58 Doorsets

wrap_images_HTM58HTM (Healthcare Technical Memorandum) is a series of Guidelines for building components within the healthcare environment. Number 58 is specifically relevant to timber internal doorsets.

Hospital environments provide one of the most demanding situations for internal doors. In use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, hospitals are always busy places, constantly in use by those who are often not inclined to exercise particular care.

Owing to the 24 hour operation of hospitals, maintenance is difficult and inconvenient. Our doors are ideally suited to this environment as they are classified as “Severe Duty” which is the most rigorous application for internal doors.

Specification

Our HTM58 doorsets are fully compliant to the HTM guidelines and to BS 8300:2001 and DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) which are all governed by a set of strict guidelines that must be adhered to. Any door specification can be met to suit these guidelines within the hospital environment including; fire-resistance to FD120 with complete certification, glazing apertures, anti-bacterial protection and x-ray protection etc.

Fortis (fire-resistance to FD60) and Ignis (fire-resistance to FD120)

Our Fortis range of doorsets is our high performance doorsets which have a fire-resistance up to FD60. With durability cycle testing up to 1.2 million, these doors are tested to severe duty and are suited for all types of building establishments.

Superior to this is our Ignis range of doorsets. Our Ignis range provides a high performance fire-rating to doorsets which require a 90 minute or 120 minute fire resistance. Ignis doorsets are constructed using specialist materials and each fire-rating can achieve an acoustic rating up to 38dB.

Glazing Requirements

A number of aperture designs can be chosen in order to comply with HTM58 and DDA requirements. This involves the positioning of the vision panels and ensures that any collision is avoided from all users at opposite sides of the door.

Specific types of glazing may also be requested in some areas including security glass within mental health environments. The option of unwired glass, even in fire rated doors, is becoming a more popular choice as this can make doors more inviting.

Flush glazing beads can also be offered in lieu of bolection beads to minimise the risk of damage to the bead. This is particularly useful in corridor applications where there is a risk of items catching or snagging.

Hygienaclad (Anti-Bacterial Protection)

To reduce the risk of damage to doors when installed, we are able to offer our Hygienaclad range of doorsets which are our fully encapsulated acrovyn doorsets post-formed to edges. These doorsets are most suited within the clinical and corridor areas whereby hygiene and cleanliness are key. The inclusion of inset Acrovyn protection plates to doorsets can also be supplied in order to protect only the more vulnerable areas of the doors.

Vindico (X-Ray Protection)

The risks of radiation are well known, and whilst the occasional X-Ray presents little risk, the cumulative effect to staff can be considerable.

Walls and ceilings can easily be clad with protective linings, yet it will be the entrance to a room that presents the greatest hazard.

Our lead lined doors provide continuous 2.24mm lead protection to the door, frame and to the back of architraves. X-Ray resistant glass can also be used to allow vision panels to be incorporated into doors where required.

Glazing Requirements

A number of glazing aperture designs can be chosen in order to comply with HTM58 and DDA requirements. This involves the positioning of the vision panels to ensure that collision is avoided to all users at opposite sides of the door.

Specific types of glazing may also be requested in some areas including security glass within mental health environments. The option of unwired glass, even in fire rated doors, has become a more popular choice as this can make doors more inviting.

Flush glazing beads can also be offered in lieu of bolection beads to minimise the risk of damage to the bead which is useful in corridor applications where there is a risk of items catching or snagging.