New secretary of state for housing, James Brokenshire, has backed his predecessor’s approach to fire doors saying no change is needed to safety advice following the failure of a door from Grenfell Tower.
But Brokenshire has said MHCLG will be writing to customers of now defunct Manse Masterdor – makers of the failed door and not associated with organisations of a similar name.
Brokenshire confirmed that, in testing their product range, Synseal Masterdor – the company that took over the operation from Manse Masterdor – has withdrawn its entire composite 30 minute fire door range and notified all customers of the issues identified.
Synseal is now working with Trading Standards to determine further action to ensure its products meet relevant standards.
“We are continuing our investigations into the wider fire door market, and intend to test fire doors from other door suppliers.
“This will form part of the work my department takes forward to respond to the findings from the Hackitt Review,” Brokenshire said.