Our Specialist Member Groups 

DHF members provide a wide range of products and services to the highest possible industry standards.

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.

 

Building Hardware Group

Building Hardware Group

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:

  • Police
  • Housebuilders
  • Insurance companies
  • Locksmiths

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Garage Door Group

Garage Door Group

The group represents garage door manufacturers and companies that supply, install and maintain garage doors and supply electric door operators. Its aims are to:

  • Provide compelling reasons why customers should choose garage door solutions from DHF members rather than non members
  • Improve technical standards
  • Further raise quality within the garage door sector

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Industrial Door Group

Garage Door Group

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:

  • Make specifiers aware of the commercial advantage they will derive by choosing DHF member products over non member products (technical excellence, legal compliance, safety)
  • Inform specifiers and members of current best practice in design, manufacture and installation of its products
  • Advise specifiers and DHF members on legislation, such as CE marking, so ensuring all products supplied by DHF members are fully compliant
  • Promote a quality system such as ISO 9000:2001 and encourage product certification

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Metal Doorset Group

Metal Doorset Group

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:

  • Compliance with CE marking legislation
  • Extensive performance characteristics
  • Durability
  • Extended service life
  • Low maintenance
  • Fitness for purpose

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Timber Doorset Group

Garage Door Group

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:

  • Building professionals (specifiers, architects, contractors)
  • Housebuilders
  • Enforcement agencies such as Trading Standards and Building Control
  • Other trade association in the building and construction sector

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.

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Powered Gate Group

Garage Door Group

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:

  • Conform to stringent levels of safety
  • Prove reliable in operation
  • Meet the very latest legislation
  • Be installed and maintained by skilled and fully trained engineers

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