Keylex | Certification & Legislation
Products generically referred to as ‘architectural ironmongery’ are regulated by European standards and require mechanical, durability, corrosion and fire test evidence . This provides the construction industry with life safety and security products with a proven reliable performance and a consistent manufacturing quality. Some of the products shown here are designed and manufactured to meet (and in many cases exceed) these stringent requirements. Wherever applicable our products (exit hardware & cylinder lockcases) are CE marked, guaranteeing their performance and ensuring they are fit for purpose.
Mechanically operated push-button locksets -
Requirements and test methods
Keylex Digital Locks are the first mechanical digital locks to achieve accreditation to BS 8607:2014. Keylex 2100 and Keylex 800 models have independent test reports stating that they have met the GVA requirements and are accredited to level 3.
Download Reports (numbers WIL342897 & WIL 342898)
Many architectural ironmongery products are required to be CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Directive, including panic and emergency exit hardware and door controls. From July 2013 the introduction of mandatory CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation came into force. For any building product which is covered by a harmonized standard, it is a legal requirement for that product to be CE marked. A number of EN standards covering exterior and interior door sets are at various stages of development. Consequently the mandatory CE marking of door sets came into force from July 2013 (initially on exterior doors only).
All CE marked products are available with a Declaration of Performance document which can be downloaded from this website.
Example - Briton 376 Exit Device. The CE certificate and DoP document are downloadable via the
Installation & Technical Information tab.
The concept of universal access is not new but it still provides a challenge for the construction industry. To meet obligations under the Equality Act, Approved Document M of The Building Regulations and BS 8300 continue to be the areas by which conformity is measured. We can offer guidance and product solutions to cover the following areas:
- Low energy door controls
- Electromagnetic door controls
- Mechanical door controls to meet the conflicting requirements of BS 8300 and fire safety requirements of EN1154
- Colour contrast in ironmongery for visual impairment
- Comprehensive fittings for washrooms, showers and WCs
The Equality Act - disability legislation aimed at providing universal accessibility of buildings requires service providers to make “reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome barriers to access”. Approved Doc M of the Building Regulations and BS 8300 both provide guidance in establishing recommended maximum opening forces for door controls to assist less able users. High efficiency Briton closers which are capable of meeting the required levels of opening and closing forces are marked with the “Wheelchair Symbol” but accurate installation, hinge friction, door seals and variable air pressure can all have a bearing on the opening resistance of the final door set. For doors which must also meet the stringent closing force requirements of EN 1154 for fire door applications, it may be more appropriate to use electromagnetic hold open or swing free closers or a powered opening solution. These must be CE marked in accordance with the requirements of EN 1155.
All these options are available within the our product portfolio. For additional guidance in the selection process please contact Keylex Digital Locks Online on 01380 729600.
Certifire is an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. Recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, it is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry. Many Briton products have Certifire approval - look for the logo adjacent to the product listing.
All Keylex Digital Locks Online products from the K2100, K800, K700 & K500 ranges are provided with extended guarantee periods of up to 2 years. Please refer to individual product pages for specific information.
Our sales team is available Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 5.00pm.
Same day despatch for stock items ordered prior to
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Our team of trained sales staff will be pleased to assist you in choosing the correct product to suit your doors while ensuring you comply with current certification legislation.
As well as our online ordering facility we can take orders over the telephone or via email if you prefer.