Certifire gives UNION hinges the thumbs up UNION PowerLOAD butt and butt projection hinges are now Certifire approved. Following stringent assessment of the PowerLOAD range on fire doors, UNION approached the independent certification body to qualify the high level of fire protection. Certifire accreditation is a great accolade for our butt and butt projector hinges. PowerLOAD hinges already have CE marking which is mandatory when specifying a hinge for a fire door. Certifire measures the product above and beyond the standard testing procedures. Karen Hubbard, Product Manager for Mortice Locks and Hinges, is delighted with the approval: “This accreditation will only help to instil more confidence in specifiers, enforcement authorities and building owners and occupiers. Our door closers are already Certifire approved and it’s a clear measure of the quality of our products.” Certifire is a voluntary certification scheme for passive fire construction products. Certifire allows UNION to demonstrate the quality and fire performance of its products. It is recognised by regulatory authorities both in the UK and overseas and will give users an indication of the type of fire door that UNION hinges can be used on.