ROBUST UK LTD
Suppliers of: louvred steel doorsets, steel security doors, steel fire doors,
Established in 1997 Robust UK are the British arm of Robust Steel Doors, part of Robust AB based in Sweden.
From our centrally located offices in Staffordshire we are able to provide a high quality service supporting a wide range of customers throughout the UK.
Our range of steel doors include:
- OUTA-DOR - External Steel Doors.
Our external steel doors (OUTA-DOR) offer exceptional value. Robust doors are supplied complete with hardware fitted as standard to comply with the required specification. Available in a choice of durable powder coated, we also have a range of attractive woodgrain PVC laminates and profiled doors to allow steel doors to step away from their "industrial" image.
Our OUTA-DORs are manufactured in corrosion resistant magnelis as standard allowing us to offer an industry leading anti corrosion warranty of up to 10 years as standard.
All doors are fully CE marked to comply with latest regulations
- INNA-DOR - Internal Flush Steel Doors.
Our internal steel doors (INNA-DOR) are suitable for use in most applications where timber is traditionally specified. Our steel doors offer increased security and are supplied fully assembled with hardware fitted as standard. Robust fire doors are tested to BS476 and BSEN1634.
Our fire rated steel doors are designed to contain and prevent the spread of fire for a specified period of time. Our fire doors are available in both latched and unlatched configurations. Every door is made to order and we can offer side and overpanels where required. Sizes and hardware are matched to comply with the various fire rating classifications
- Steel Security Doors.
We offer 2 options for security rated doors, TUFF-DOR and SECUR-DOR.
- TUFF-DOR security doors are available attack tested to three different LPS 1175 security ratings: SR2, SR3, and SR4.
Complementing these doors is our TUFF-VENT door, a security rated fully louvred door tested to PAS24
- SECUR-DOR security doors tested to STS202 BR2 and BR3 along with doors tested to PAS24 2016,
Our SECUR-DOR 4 is also blast tested to EXR2 of BSEN 13124-2
- GLAS-DOR Fully Glazed Steel Doors.
Steel profiled glazed doors are available in both fire rated and non-fire rated specifications. Single and Double configurations are also available either fully glazed or with mid rails.
- Acoustic Steel Doors.
Acoustic Doors have been tested to BS EN ISO 140-3: 1995. Our standard doors offer a excellant level of acoustic performance, but for higher acoustic performance we custom manufacture doors tested to 45dB and 50dB.
Fully louvred steel doors are perfect for where a continuous airflow is required to ventilate a room. Robust louvred steel doors are stronger than traditional lightweight aluminium louvres and can be specified with side and over panels. We can also manufacture and supply louvred screens and enclosures.
In addition to our fully louvred doors, we can also fit louvre panels into our standard flush doorsets and fire doors.
Stainless Steel Doors.
Robust stainless steel doors are manufactured from grade 304 or 316 stainless steel sheet. Suitable for environments requiring corrosion protection. Stainless steel doors are also available in a wide range of coloured, textured and patterned finishes to suit specific design requirements.
Stair Riser Access Doors.
Increasingly specified in highrise buildings Robust can bespoke manufacture fire rated steel access doors where easier and larger access is required for access to building services such as telecommunication cables and supply pipes.
Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the Robust website.
Fire-resistant doors: Understanding E, EW and EI
Fire-resistant doors: Understanding E, EW and EI
Fire protection is one of the most important elements in construction. So, when purchasing a fire door, it’s important to understand the fire-resistant classes – as it could save lives. When a fire-resistant door has been tested, it is given a classification showing the duration it resists fire for. Split into different categories, the classes show how the door will prevent the passage of flames, smoke and heat transfer. This is represented as Integrity, Radiation or Insulation.
Integrity represents how long the door and its components can prevent the passage of flames and hot gases from the heated side of the door to the non-heated side. However, integrity ratings won’t prevent heat transferring through the door. Integrity is denoted as a letter “E”, followed by a number showing the number of minutes the door prevented flames and gases passing through to the non-heated side. For example, GLAS-DOR Glazed Doorsets are available with up to 90mins Integrity.
Radiation Control (EW) radiation control
Radiation maintains the same performance as Integrity – resisting flames and smoke when exposed to fire on one side. However, it will also prevent some of the heat from transferring from the heated side to the non-heated side. Radiation Control fire resistance is denoted as the letters “EW”, followed by a number showing the duration (in minutes) it will provide resistance. During the test, this is the duration it will keep radiant heat transfer below 15 kW/m2 on the non-heated side.
Insulation integrity and insulation
Insulation offers the highest level of protection from fire. Maintaining the same performance as Integrity, Insulation also prevents any heat transferring from the heated side to the non-heated side. The letters “EI” represent Insulation, followed by the duration (in minutes) it provides fire resistance. For example, GLAS-DOR Glazed Wall Sections are available tested to EI 120 – meaning they will maintain both Integrity and Insulation for up to 120 minutes. Whereas GLAS-DOR Doorsets are available EI 90/60, meaning they will maintain integrity for 90 minutes, and Insulation for 60 minutes.
Whether the building is residential, commercial or industrial, it is vital that the above standards are understood and followed. A fire door will compartmentalise a building, preventing a fire spreading and allowing people inside to evacuate.These standards are laid out in the UK building regulations and will go a long way to ensuring the protection of both people and property.
6 tips to improve warehouse security
A warehouse allows a business to store valuable goods and machinery in a safe location, making them an essential part of any supply chain. However, as a place holding large quantities of high value goods, they are a prized target for opportunist criminals. As Brexit looms, UK warehouses are almost full as businesses stockpile goods amid the uncertainty, meaning more pickings for thieves. Any complication within a supply chain could be disastrous for a business. So, we’ve written a list of security measures to reduce the risk of any disruption.
Secure the perimeter
The first layer of defence for warehouses is often the perimeter of the premises. Erecting security fencing around the entire perimeter will (in most cases) deter even professional criminals from trying to gain entry to the compound. Ensure fencing is at least 7-foot-high and integrates an anti climb mesh and welded construction to make it more difficult to gain unauthorised entry. Vehicular access to the site can also be controlled with security barriers and gates at entrances. Using technology such as number plate recognition will allow authorised vehicles access.
CCTV cameras are a big boost to security. Raising the risk of being identified and caught, they act as a great deterrent to thieves. Any information gathered can be passed onto Police for them to use as evidence to prosecute anyone caught. These should be used both internally and externally, as unfortunately not all employees are honest and may also steal.
A security alarm is designed to raise as much attention as possible, so is another good deterrent to intruders. However, if the warehouse is in an area where sound isn’t likely to be heard, a silent alarm linked directly to Police works just as well. This way, Police will be the first to attend and hope to catch an intruder red handed. Place signs around the warehouse to warn people of any alarms and make them think twice before attempting a break in.
Although they are costly (due to wages and typically unsociable hours), security guards are one of the best deterrents to intruders. Security guards typically patrol the site at night while the site is quiet to ensure everything is in check. A constant human presence often scares intruders off due to the risk of being caught in the act.
Secure entrance and exits
Doors and windows are often the most vulnerable part of a building as they are the easiest entry point to break through. A security door is usually the last line of defence in stopping an intruder gaining access to a building. Robust TUFF-DOR and SECUR-DOR products are our security doorsets, designed to offer enhanced security for industrial and commercial sites. When fitted with appropriate hardware, these doorsets are capable of resisting attack for up to 10 minutes, with the intention of delaying and deterring all potential intruders.
Access control systems are a reliable way of ensuring only authorised personnel can access the facilities. Coming in the form of a passcode, fob or key card reader, some systems even enable managers to track who opened the door and when. However, only give access authorisation to trusted employees, as there is a risk of employees leaking codes or ‘losing’ cards. If an access control key falls into the hands of a potential intruder, theft may occur.
While these tips are helpful individually, it’s important to take a layered approach to all security. Using these tips together will ensure a strong security program as each step provides another layer. In turn, this will deter unwanted intruders or prevent them gaining entry. If they get through one layer of security, there are other layers backing it up.