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Spec writing is the logical, contemporary further development of our cooperation with architects and planners on an equal footing, and our view of an integrated, comprehensive understanding of architecture. With the complimentary FSB Spec Writing Service, we supply product consultancy and door planning to provide professional support to architects, designers and planners under the aspect of international building regulations.
Door Hardware Specification Service
We all know FSB as a premium door Hardware manufacturer. FSB is able to offer complete specification services using FSB as well as other premium hardware brands for your premium projects at no cost to the project.
Design and Finish Continuum
Every building has different functional requirements to fulfil and these are also mirrored in our door-planning process. We undertake the complex process of ensuring that the design and visible finish consistency you require is maintained throughout so that your aesthetic Vision will be achieved.
FSB realises that requirements for specifications do vary by project type, by architect and by global location. Be it simple hardware groupings or some more detailed specifications with door schedules, product details and Revit/BIM interface, we are structured to react to these differing requirements using a custom software program combined with an interactive webbased communication tool.
Central Contact Person
Timothy J. Perry
Phone +44 7340 666181
Phone +971 4 294 85 33
Phone +49 5272 608704
1. Project Information
Architectural plans, door elevations, door schedules and details are forwarded to the FSB central contact person by email, via FTP site or as hard copy. Formats can be AutoCAD, DWG, Word, Excel and PDF.
2. Aesthetic Vision
Your design and aesthetic vision are very important to us and should be communicated to the FSB central contact person, and eventually by means of product/finish selections.
3. Software Tool
Our specification writer downloads your door schedules into our unique software tool, then he reviews your floorplans to understand the exit plans, electronic hardware requirements and your important aesthetic requirements. Afterwards he professionally produces the hardware sets and preambles for your project.
4. Formulating the Hardware Groupings
FSB will systematically review all of the door and window openings and apply the correct combination of products that form the hardware groupings. These groupings are designed to satisfy the requirements of function and building/ fire norms so as to deliver the perfect solution for your building‘s door hardware needs.
In cooperation with:
FSB RIBA-approved CPDs
FSB now has two new RIBA-approved CPDs, the first is Specifying High Performance Door Furniture Designs and the second is Specifying High Performance Door Furniture and Finishes. FSB CPDs provide an overview of how a German company manufactures ironmongery, help architects and designer gain a better understanding of what materials are available for door furniture and how the design industry meets EU standards. With this information, architects and designers can confidently specify materials to suit a given building environment.
Specifying High Performance Door Furniture Designs
Specifying High Performance Door Furniture and Finishes
A framed door consists of extruded Aluminium profiles joined together forming horizontal stiles and vertical rails that contain a full tempered glass panel. Framed doors are heavy in weight by nature and require proper consideration in the specifying of the hanging and closing devices to suit the application, function and aesthetic intention. A framed door set requires different hardware fittings from that of a timber or metal version due to the shape and size of the Aluminium profiles.
Due to the possibility of a reduced width of the vertical stiles special narrow backset locks and lever handles with oval roses are fitted to such doors.
Entrance doors to office buildings, entrances to office suites and a variety of other applications.
Door thicknesses range from 55–80 mm.
Frameless glass door
A frameless glass door is manufactured from a tempered glass panel that is hung using special glass door hinges that are surface-mounted.
Special consideration should be taken when specifying hardware that mounts on the glass panel. This includes locks and pulls for through-fixing or any hardware that requires a templated cut out in the glass panel. This hardware must be clearly specified prior to manufacture as there is no site preparation or modification possible for tempered glass panels.
Single office interior doors, single toilet/ shower doors and a variety of other applications.
Glass panel thicknesses generally range from 8–12 mm.
Fire and smoke resistant doors
Fire and smoke resistant doors are manufactured using both wood and metal surface panels and a fireproof core material designed to resist fire penetration. In timber doors the core material is usually a high density mineral core infilled with chipboard, plywood or MDF fillings.The door edge and veneers are normally in a hardwood with the face veneer selected by the architect. In metal fire doors the core material is generally of gypsum base but will vary by manufacturer. Fire doors are available in both single and pair configurations in a variety of sizes as tested by the door manufacturers. Handles with latches, panic device bars/locks with closing devices should always be used for fire doors.
Fire separations, stairwells, electrical rooms and a variety of other applications depending upon the fire strategy of the overall building.
Door thicknesses range from 45–65 mm depending on the fire rating.
Lever handles and locks for frame doors
Not only does FSB offer a complete programme of fittings such as door handles, knobs and pulls for framed doors made of metal, plastic or wood, the company’s mounting technology has also been designed to suit the particular requirements of framed doors and fittings, and has been consistently improved over the years.
FSB’s heavy-duty framed door fittings generally have an oval or square rose and an integrated positive mechanism plus self-tightening sliding bearings. Attachment is invisible, and carried out using M5 countersunk screws, screw holes 50 mm apart. Standard versions are visibly fixed and come without a positive mechanism.
Fitting for glass doors
Glass has always had a multi-layered role in architecture as a design tool and shape-giving material. Glass doors take the interior architectural shape into account. They create more light, link rooms, and radiate a wonderful atmosphere. The transparency of glass doors requires a particularly high level of care when choosing the fittings.
Flush Fitting for flush doors
The architectural trend of reducing visible structures is continued in doors and windows. Precision installation is at the centre of the world of flush fittings, where the roses are literally sunk into the surface of the door. The very distinctive character shines a very positive light on a craftsman’s design skills, especially in projects where great weight is placed on interior design.
Door closers complement the FSB hardware programme and are of similarly aesthetic design and practical functionality. Furthermore they provide a wide range of convenient installation and adjustment possibilities with the support of supplementary mounting accessories.
Before placing an order or carrying out any installation, please check the weight of the door leaf, the angle of impact, the height of the bottom edge of the door above the floor and the strength of the floor.
Depending on requirements, it is possible to choose between simple stops, stops with an anti-twist capability and stops with baseplates.
To facilitate the design theme across the entire project, FSB provides door stops that reflect the same design features as our popular levers.