Fire Doorsets and Sound Resistance

Q-Mark Certification

Fire doorsets save lives and protect property, so it is vital that they are manufactured and installed correctly. Ahmarra are proud to be certified members of the BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Scheme and Fire Door Registered Installer Scheme. This comprehensive certification for timber fire doors ensures that performance, production and installation is checked regularly through audit testing and inspections.

Fire Doorset Manufacturer Scheme

Manufacturers of fire doorsets have a legal requirement to demonstrate the ability of their FSC doors to resist the passage and spread of fire. The Q-Mark Fire Door Manufacturer Scheme has been designed to allow fire door manufacturers to demonstrate that their doors meet the standards required, and to provide ongoing reassurance that their product is fit for purpose.

Fire Door Registered Installer Scheme

If fire doorsets are not installed properly, their fire-resistance can be seriously compromised. The Q-Mark Scheme has been put in place to provide reassurance to architects, contractors and customers that the doorset has been fitted in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and test evidence.

The Q-Mark scheme operates a plugging system, where a series of coloured plugs are inserted into the door to indicate the fire door type, member details, the scope of certification during specification through to installation.

For more details please visit the BM TRADA website at The plug colour coding information is summarized on a laminated plastic card, which is available free of charge from BM TRADA.

Sound Reduction

Noise can be a major nuisance and achieving appropriate levels of acoustic control is a vital part of any project. Appropriate seals are factory-fitted to the doors. Ahmarra’s quality doors achieve sound-reduction values of between 26 RwdB and 43 RwdB.