Specifying the access solutions specialist's new slimline transom design makes it easier than ever to create compliant buildings that are fully accessible
ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland is launching a new slimline transom door closer for public buildings, commercial offices, education facilities, retail environments and more.
The DC6113's Cam-Motion® technology creates a rapidly decreasing torque curve, enabling all users to enter a building easily, even through heavier doors.
Specifying the door closer in a building guarantees architects are meeting not just security and/or fire requirements, says the company, but also the latest inclusive design standards. These comprise BS 8300-2:2018 (the British Standard setting out how buildings should be designed, constructed and maintained to create an accessible and inclusive environment for all); Approved Document M (the building regulation for access to and the use of buildings); and the Equality Act 2010 (the basis of anti-discrimination law in the UK).
The DC6113 is the only door closer on the market to achieve both BS 8300-2:2018 and EN1154 at EN power size 3 in a compact design. Many transom door closers only achieve these standards at EN power size 2 or are overly large and therefore not compliant with heavier doors and smaller door sections.
The fallout of non-compliance can include discrimination claims so it is essential architects understand the requirements and ensure they are fully covered.
To help, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland's best practice guide to specifying door hardware, 'Inclusive Design - Why should you care?', explains the policies governing inclusive design and how to meet fire door safety needs.
For more information about the DC6113 door closer, visit assaabloyopeningsolutions.co.uk/dc6113 or call the number below to arrange a demonstration.
To download a PDF of 'Inclusive Design - Why should you care?', go to assaabloyopeningsolutions.co.uk/inclusivedesign
For more information and technical support, visit assaabloyopeningsolutions.co.uk
0845 070 6713