Members can be separated into six specialist groups who focus on specific product areas, including building hardware, garage doors, industrial doors, metal and timber doorsets, and powered gates.
This group represents manufacturers of hardware fittings for doors and windows. These range from components for the DIY industry to high specification security locks for domestic, commercial and public sector buildings.
It develops door and lock security standards including BS (British standards) and DHF TSs (Technical Specifications). It produces innovative new products to meet these stringent standards, working closely with:
The group represents garage door manufacturers and companies that supply, install and maintain garage doors and supply electric door operators. Its aims are to:
This group represents suppliers of all types of industrial doors, shutters and grilles as well as manufacturers and trade suppliers of drive units and control equipment. Its aims are to:
This group represents the leading manufacturers and installers of metal doorsets. All members are BS EN ISO 9000 registered and provide metal doorsets approved under fire and security product certification. Most members additionally undertake product installation.
The aim of the group is to promote the commercial benefits that specifiers will reap by choosing metal doorsets from DHF members. These include:
This group promotes a wider understanding of the benefits of using timber doorsets and the implications of current and future legislation, such as CE marking. The group works closely with:
The group promotes the commercial and legal compliance benefits of specifying a completed timber doorset as opposed to a door assembly comprising individual components from various sources that is made up on site.
This group represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates, and equipment used on such gates, who demonstrate their credentials of quality, safety and adherence to high technical standards.
The group was formed in response to requests from the Health & Safety Executive. This government-safety organisation wanted to see an industry-wide trade body that would develop higher standards of safety for automated gates. The initiative followed a number of tragic accidents involving such gates.
Every automatic gate installed by a member of this DHF group will:
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