Shelforce looking to increase fire door manufacturing capacity

Birmingham window and door manufacturer Shelforce is looking to increase its capacity to cope with the demand for its Fireshel 30-minute fire resistant door.

After launching the Fireshel into the market in 2020, sales of the door exceeded expectations last year for local authority projects in Birmingham.

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From a standing start, Shelforce was manufacturing 70 fire doors a week from its headquarters in Erdington – and projections for 2022 mean the company is set to be even busier this year.

Howard Trotter, Business Manager at Shelforce, proud winners of four awards last year including the 2021 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) Business of the Year, said: “With the projects we have booked in this year, plus the enquiries we are getting, we will have to increase our production capacity to cope.

“With almost 35,000 fire doors to replace in Birmingham, demand is set to remain both high and constant for local authority projects both this year and into the future.”

The Fireshel provides the perfect solution for local authorities who need fully EN tested 3rd Party Accredited, replacement Fire Door sets, which are compliant with the latest 2020 MHCLG Annex A recommendations.

Fire and smoke tested from both the inside and outside and PAS 024 Security tested, the door set, complete with fanlight glazing panel, achieved 49 minutes fire resistance when EN1634-1 tested.

The Fireshel offers the end user assurance that all the components used in its manufacture have been tested and approved against the new 2020 Q Mark Fire and Security Composite door Set requirements.

“The reason we launched the Fireshel was to set the standard for local authorities when it comes to fire doors as it ticks every single fire, smoke and security box,” added Howard. “We have always prided ourselves on providing products that allow our citizens and communities to enjoy a safe and comfortable environment.”

Shelforce specialises in in providing high-quality PVCu and aluminium products to local authority building projects such as Birmingham City Council. For more information, call 0121 603 5262 or visit