Bowater by Birtley launches exclusive new fire door with Agrifiber core

by Rob

Bowater by Birtley has introduced an exclusive new FireShield FD30S fire door after successfully securing BS EN 1634 certification.

The door is manufactured using a sustainable agrifiber core, a material recognised as a green product that can contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.

A solid timber frame and durable GRP facing completes the construction of the door, making it one of only a handful on the market to offer a FD30S certified door to this standard.

Following rigorous, independent testing to European Standards at a specialist test house in Germany, the Bowater FireShield FD30S has been proven to maintain its integrity beyond the required minimum 30 minutes, preventing the passage of flames and hot gases.

In addition, the full FireShield FD30S range has been created as BIM models to deliver accurate and seamless specification whilst contributing to the ‘golden thread’ and digital record of information for each building.

Available in a wide range of colours and a solid six panel, long panel or flush design, the FireShield FD30S delivers a fire door solution without compromising on style. The doorsets are fitted with Yale hardware including the Auto Secure multipoint lock for added security.

Kevin Kiernan, National Sales Manager at Bowater by Birtley, said: “The addition of the new FireShield FD30S to our range means we are able to offer developers, specifiers and installers a wider choice of doorsets to meet the specific requirements of modern housing schemes. Its sleek design and choice of colours means that residents gain peace of mind knowing that FireShield FD30S not only provides added fire safety and security, but is also aesthetically pleasing.”

Introducing the solid timber-core FireShield FD30S door now extends customer choice further, and strengthens Birtley by Bowater’s commitment to offer a complete -stop shop for high quality residential entrance door solutions.

All Birtley by Bowater doorsets deliver outstanding energy efficient performance, low maintenance, high security and robust construction. The company’s British-made doorsets are created to the highest specifications to meet the needs of specifiers, fabricators, builders, installers, residents and homeowners alike.

Bowater by Birtley’s advanced manufacturing facility ensures every door that leaves the factory meets the highest standards and includes an in-house paint line for complete control of the company’s colour offering.

To find out more about the FireShield FD30S fire door, contact the Bowater by Birtley technical team on 0845 121 8977 or email  For more information about Bowater by Birtley and to browse the company’s full range of entrance door solutions, visit

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