Education – Growth mindset

Education – Growth mindset

Ahmarra has recently completed a project – Hoe Valley School – with Main contractors Willmott Dixon, who have adopted the growth mindset development we are seeing in the education sector.

Ahmarra’s ‘Education Range’ doorsets score ‘Top Marks’ for school projects

Ahmarra’s ‘Education Range’ doorsets score ‘Top Marks’ for school projects

Internal timber fire door specialist, Ahmarra has supplied doorsets and glazed screens for many new schools and extensions to existing schools. High performance, severe duty, FSC certified timber doorsets and screens were selected in a variety of facings and finishes including decorative laminate and natural timber veneers.

Global Assessments and Primary Evidence for Fire Doors

Global Assessments and Primary Evidence for Fire Doors

There seems to be much confusion recently re the use of assessments in fire door certification and Ahmarra would like to clarify our position and hopefully pass on our knowledge of the systems in place.

The rise of metallic accents

The rise of metallic accents

As far as industry trends go, the interior design market will see an influx in the use of brass, with highlights of the metal perfectly accompanying soft pinks and emerald greens, giving the room a luxurious finish.

Panel doors – Ahmarra’s modern take on an elegant classic

Panel doors – Ahmarra’s modern take on an elegant classic

When renovating, or building a new project, picking the right door type for the build can be difficult. Classifying the period and style of your home or project is extremely important before selecting integral architecture and products. Your doors are no exception.

Pantone Colour of the year 2018 – Ultra violet

Pantone Colour of the year 2018 – Ultra violet

Since the announcement of the Pantone colour of 2018, both the product and interior design industries have seen a major increase in the popularity of muted purple tones. A great way to incorporate these into your home to create a colourful, yet, calming atmosphere is through laminates, when paired with an exposed beach lipped door, […]

Artisan 3-panel doors in an ‘Ebony Ash’ stain

Artisan 3-panel doors in an ‘Ebony Ash’ stain

Stunning ‘ebony ash’ 3-panel doors being hand finished in our factory today for a new private home #Artisan #Paneldoors #bespoke

FUNdraising football with Willmott Dixon for Building Schools in Africa

FUNdraising football with Willmott Dixon for Building Schools in Africa

A few staff from the Ahmarra sales team enjoyed a charity football match organised by Willmott Dixon.

Update on Grenfell fire doors investigation – risk to public safety remains low

Update on Grenfell fire doors investigation – risk to public safety remains low

Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police informed government that a composite fire door installed at Grenfell Tower designed to resist fire for up to 30 minutes failed after approximately 15 minutes when tested by the police. The Housing Secretary has reviewed this and has now updated Parliament on the fire door investigation and confirms experts advise […]

PAS 24 Enhanced Security Doorsets from Ahmarra

PAS 24 Enhanced Security Doorsets from Ahmarra

Offering you the reassurance of a fully certified and compliant product for Enhanced Security, SBD, Fire and Smoke.

Ahmarra Doors for Hotels and Hospitality

Ahmarra Doors for Hotels and Hospitality

For over 25 years, Ahmarra have been designing and manufacturing doors for clientele that appreciate quality. As a leading British door manufacturer, they are proud to be one of the companies that is at the forefront of the British door industry, with clients that return again and again. Ahmarra only use the finest of materials, […]

Head to the “Dark Side” with glamorous dark woods

Head to the “Dark Side” with glamorous dark woods

Interior design is headed to the dark side this year, especially as autumn/winter 2018 approaches. Rich earthy woods will feature everywhere from doors and panelling to ottomans, side tables and statement furniture. These powerful pieces will transform any room into a dramatic scene, accompanying these dark, oaky stains with flashes of brass ironmongery or detailing […]

Ahmarra Fire Doors for Education

Ahmarra Fire Doors for Education

Ahmarra are a British door manufacturer that offer a range of fire rated doors for educational facilities, including student accommodation. Their education range is a series of made to order doors that are suitable for schools, academies, and colleges/universities. Their many years of experience in manufacturing doors has led Ahmarra to produce a range of […]

Ahmarra’s response to the fire door issue identified at Grenfell Tower

Ahmarra’s response to the fire door issue identified at Grenfell Tower

There have been many news reports in recent days regarding the fact that the Metropolitan Police have commissioned a fire test on a door assembly from within Grenfell Tower. Our trade organization, ASDMA are actively seeking more information to enable us to understand this further but as this may take some time, we would like […]

ASDMA’s response to the fire door issue at Grenfell Tower

ASDMA’s response to the fire door issue at Grenfell Tower

Our trade organisation, ASDMA (Architectural and Specialist Door Manufacturers Association) has issued a statement regarding the fire door issue at Grenfell Tower. ASDMA’s response to the fire door issue identified at Grenfell Tower.

Made in Britain – The Benefits of Choosing a British Company for bespoke doors

Made in Britain – The Benefits of Choosing a British Company for bespoke doors

When it comes to choosing doors you may want to think about working with a company that’s 100% British. When you do so, as well as supporting the local economy, you have easy access to the manufacturing facility allowing you to monitor the process from start to finish. Ahmarra manufactures from it’s factory in Portsmouth […]

Countless Fire Safety Hazards in Tower Blocks Across the Country

Countless Fire Safety Hazards in Tower Blocks Across the Country

Since the Grenfell Tower disaster in London during June 2017 there has been widespread investigations of tower blocks right across England to determine whether there are similar fire safety flaws that require urgent attention and resolution. During the investigations so far it has been found that there are hundreds of tower blocks that fail fire safety […]

Facts About Fire Doors

Facts About Fire Doors

  Fire doors are a vital component of any health and safety programme within every building you see. Whether you are discussing the need for fire doors as part of a commercial, residential or public building, they will be required. Without a clear fire detection and emergency escape plan, you are putting people in danger […]

Is It Ever Ok to Wedge Open a Fire Door?

Is It Ever Ok to Wedge Open a Fire Door?

If you own a residential complex or commercial enterprise what could go wrong if you allow the fire doors present to be wedged open?

Fire Doors as Part of a Fire Safety Compliant Business

Fire Doors as Part of a Fire Safety Compliant Business

Compliance in fire safety is often underappreciated. Due to fire safety being to a good standard these days, fires don’t happen on a regular basis, but this can lead to a relaxed attitude and a lowering of fire safety standards.

Fire Regulations for Business Owners

Fire Regulations for Business Owners

If you own a business there are a number of legal obligations that you have to consider. One of the most important is the compulsory fire regulations that have to be in place within every business premises. Here we’ll take a look at what you need to know, based on The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, 2005.