Types of Building Hardware

Almost every building hardware product for doors can be specified as meeting a performance standard. This enables the specifier to choose a product and know the standard assures fitness for purpose and the degree of security provided by the product.

CE marked hardware products

These are designed for timber or steel fire resisting and emergency escape doors

  • EN 179 - emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad
  • EN 1125 - panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar
  • EN 1154 - controlled door closing devices
  • EN 1155 - electrically operated powered hold-open devices
  • EN 1158 - door co-ordinator devices
  • EN 1935 - single axis hinges
  • EN 12209 - mechanically operated locks, latches and locking plates

Security hardware for doors

  • BS 3621/8621/10621 - mortice and rim locks
  • PAS 3621/8621/10621 - multipoint locks
  • DHF TS 621 - electro-mechanical locks
  • DHF TS 007 - retrofit security handle and/or lock cylinder for three star Kitemark solution
  • DHF TS 002 - door viewers
  • DHF TS 003 - door restrictors
  • DHF TS 008 - letter plate assemblies and slide through mailboxes
  • DHF TS 009 - letter boxes

Door furniture, security products, locks

  • BS EN 12320 - padlocks and padlock fittings
  • BS EN 1303 - lock cylinders
  • BS EN 14846 - electro mechanical locks and striking plates
  • BS EN 1906 - lever handles and knob furniture
  • DHF TS 001 - anti-ligature devices

Hardware for fire and escape doors

Hardware products from DHF members meet the requirements of the latest legislation including:

  • CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation 2011
  • Building Regulations 2010 (England & Wales)
  • Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
  • Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Certification schemes and declarations of conformity with relevant standards


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