Blog: SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - PRECISION Adjustable Frame achieves increased efficiency & compliance

12 April 2022

Innovation sponsored by RIFT

PRECISION Adjustable Frame achieves increased efficiency & compliance (submitted by Profab Access)

Innovation Constructing Excellence SECBE Award 2022 finalist

In response to contractor feedback and upcoming legislative updates regarding fire integrity building products, Profab Access has designed a revolutionary adjustable frame system. The PRECISION Adjustable Frame enables construction professionals to achieve increased and sustained on-site productivity when installing riser doors throughout commercial and residential developments, in addition to successfully future-proofing the installation by achieving the highest possible standards of compliance and performance.

The new PRECISION Adjustable Frame is:
- The only product of its kind available on the UK market
- The only adjustable frame product to be bi-directionally fire tested and certified by an accredited third party for up to two hours
- The only method of installation for riser doors that eliminates the requirement for additional materials, including packers and intumescent mastic application.

To support contractors in achieving increased rate of output, without compromising quality or performance, Profab Access knew it had an opportunity to streamline the installation process of its riser doors to significantly increase on-site efficiencies, whilst also meeting future legislative requirements regarding fire integrity.

Launched in October 2021, the PRECISISION Adjustable Frame offers an innovative approach to installing riser doors across a diverse range of commercial applications. It is the only adjustable frame to be independently bi-directionally fire tested and certified. As a result, the patented frame is supplied with a CERTIFIRE accreditation up to two hours in solid and flexible shaft walls. Supplied as standard with Profab Access’ INTEGRA 4000 FR Series Riser Doors, the product’s unique construction enables the frame to be fully self-adjusted to the full size of the structural opening, eradicating the need for additional variables, such as packers, during installation. Integral factory applied intumescent strips also remove the requirement for intumescent mastic bead application as a secondary operation on site.

Whilst reducing cost and time implications associated with installing these additional materials, the unique construction of the PRECISION Adjustable Frame also overcomes any potential gaps in compliance, by eliminating the reliance on the correct use of packer or thickness of intumescent mastic bead, which may pose a potential risk to the overall fire integrity of the construction.

Driven by continuous product innovation and development, Profab Access leads the field in innovation and accreditation as the UK’s first manufacturer to produce and supply riser doors that have been independently bi-directionally fire tested by an accredited third party.

This level of product quality, certification and customer service excellence cannot be replicated by another manufacturer.

Key achievements:

  • The Profab Access patented PRECISION Adjustable Frame is only product of its kind available on the UK market.

  • The Profab Access PRECISION Adjustable Frame is the only adjustable frame product to be bi-directionally fire tested and certified by an accredited third party for up to two hours.

  • The Profab Access PRECISION Adjustable Frame provides the only method of installation for riser doors that eliminates the requirement for additional materials, including packers and intumescent mastic application. This makes the installation of riser doors approximately 30% quicker, when compared to traditional installation methods.


Project Partners: Houston Cox, BDL Dry Lining


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Find out who wins at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 Ceremony on Thurs 30th June 2022.


About the Innovation Award (sponsored by RIFT): 

Innovation is widely recognised as the critical factor for increased and sustained productivity and growth. It demonstrates an organisation’s confidence, capacity and appetite for improved performance and productivity gains. Innovation is most effective as a holistic approach that identifies both demand and ideas and is most successful when supported by collaboration between customers and the supply chain. More info

>> Find out more about the other Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards finalists here

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