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News stories 2005 - 2009

New Georgia-Pacific test evidence

Our latest Georgia-Pacific test evidence now allows for long vision panels in double leaf doors, to meet the requirements of Approved Document M. December 2009.

Lorient supports Fire Door Safety Week 2018

Lorient is delighted to support this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (24th – 30th September) – a campaign that raises awareness about the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance. August 2018.

New Specialised Fire Resistant Door Hardware brochure from Lorient

Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has unveiled a comprehensively revised brochure featuring its Specialised Fire Resistant Door Hardware products. November 2009.

Dunstan’s triumphant row raises over £4000 for charity!

On Saturday 5th September Dunstan Ferris, along with his friends successfully completed “The Great River Race” - a gruelling 22 mile row in a seine boat through London.

Please support Dunstan Ferris' 22 mile rowing challenge ... 'The Great River Race'

Dunstan Ferris has been a pivotal part of our Technical Services team for over 10 years here at Lorient, and it was an awful shock to us all last year when he was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.

Celebrating 30 Years

On Friday 31st July, we held a staff celebration to mark a significant milestone - our 30th Anniversary.

Lorient appoints new installation partner - Mila Window & Door Maintenance Division

Lorient, a market leader in acoustic, smoke and fire containment systems for door assemblies, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new installation partner - Mila Window & Door Maintenance Division.

Lorient’s new acoustic evidence keeps it real

Lorient has achieved impressive new acoustic test results for some of its most versatile door sealing systems.

Lorient achieves CERTIFIRE certification for its ATG range

Lorient has achieved CERTIFIRE (CF564) certification for its range of fire and smoke resistant dampers/air transfer grilles.

Top of the class! Introducing the DS Door Edge Protector

Doors in schools often suffer damage to the leading edge, due to the high volume of children scurrying through the doors with bags and kit every day.

Georgia-Pacific from Lorient combines High Performance with Style

Lorient is the exclusive distributor of the Georgia-Pacific range of high performance fire door components for the 90 and 120 minute market.

New President for Lorient North America

We are delighted to announce that Paul Chudley, Technical Services Director of Lorient UK and Kristy G Jones General Manager of Lorient North America have effected a management buyout of the Lorient Group’s Kentucky operation – Lorient North America Limited.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - gets tough

A landlord has been sent to prison in the first custodial sentence to be given in London under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 , which was implemented on 1st October 2006.

Lorient Achieves ISO 14001

Lorient is celebrating yet another landmark achievement, having successfully obtained ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management.

The stunning woodgrain collection from Lorient... revealed

Lorient’s collection of woodgrain seals authentically replicates the beauty and ageless appeal of natural wood without compromising on acoustic, smoke or fire performance.

In need of some sound advice? Lorient launches new Acoustic Sealing Systems brochure

Lorient, an acknowledged leader in acoustic, smoke and fire seals for door assemblies has unveiled its comprehensively revised Acoustic Sealing Systems brochure.

Lorient Achieves IFC Certification

Lorient has achieved yet another industry ‘first’, having been awarded IFC certification on a range of its seals.

Lorient's lead role at the Young Vic theatre

A combination of Lorient’s acoustic, smoke and fire seals have been installed in one of London’s most loved and unique theatrical venues - the Young Vic.

Lorient specified for HBG's largest ever job at Baker Street!

Acoustic, smoke and fire seals from Lorient are helping to protect an iconic London development. HBG Construction is working on the £115m redevelopment of 55 Baker Street in central London for client London and Regional Properties Ltd.

Lorient seals help save lives in tower block blaze

Lorient combined acoustic, smoke and fire seals were installed on the fire doors that helped to save lives when a major fire broke out in a high rise tower block in Whiteinch, Glasgow in the early hours of 27th February.

MBO for Lorient

We're delighted to announce that Maria Simmonds, Managing Director, Tom Kingdon, Finance Director and Jason Williams, Operations Director have successfully mounted a management buyout for the majority of Lorient Holdings Limited.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - Fire Door Considerations

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was implemented in October 2006 - transferring responsibility for fire safety order from the fire authorities to whoever has day-to-day control of the premises.

Batwing® - it's all about ME ME ME!

Recent revisions of Approved Documents M and E , to the Building Regulations England and Wales have put more demands than ever on doors.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - Lorient presents common sense solutions

On 1st October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was implemented - affecting all non-domestic premises across England and Wales.

Lorient launches new, improved user-friendly website

Lorient Polyproducts Ltd - a company at the forefront of acoustic, smoke and fire containment systems is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new, comprehensive website -

Jacket too tight? – Lorient's new larger European intumescent lock jacket is now available

If the lock or latch of a fire resistant door is unprotected, it inevitably reduces the door’s fire protection performance.

Lorient provides the complete solution with the new Curved Fin Batwing®

Recent revisions in the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations for England and Wales have put more demands than ever on doors.

The DS range from Lorient proves that the best things in life are really three!

Recent revisions to Approved Documents E, B and M have made the regulations affecting doors particularly arduous.

A new international standard allows specifiers much greater choice

The International Standards Organisation produces standards that can be adopted by any country around the world where the subject of the standard is not already covered by an existing National or Continental standard.

Changes and Opportunities - October 2005

Recent changes to Approved Documents present new opportunities for Architectural Ironmongers to provide complete, value-added solutions.

Sound Systems - 2005

Approved Document E to the Building Regulations (England & Wales) covers acoustic conditions in “dwelling-houses, flats and rooms for residential purposes”.