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  • FD60 now available from UK’s finest fire door fabricator

    West Port, the UK’s foremost timber fabricator, is expanding its already market-leading fire-rated offering with the addition of an FD60 door.

    Recent years have seen the Cumbrian firm build a reputation as the country’s go-to supplier for quality timber fire doors.

    Its best-in-class FD30 product managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius for 42 minutes 7 seconds, or 40%…

  • No excuses - fire safety now has to be construction's highest priority.

    Last summer, after decades on the side-lines, fire safety was finally centre-stage – for the worst possible reasons.

    Grenfell was a national catastrophe – one of those traumatic moments that scars a generation, and ensures that, for better of for worse, things will never be the same again.

    It’s a tragedy that it took a disaster on that horrifying scale to make…

  • West Port - the first and last word in timber window and door contracting

    Combining time-honoured craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Cumbria’s West Port Windows & Doors offers something unique in UK commercial glazing – entirely bespoke, best-in-class timber window and door products, available in volumes that no traditional joinery can match.

     It’s that balance of the best aspects of large and small-scale fabrication that’s allowed the Maryport firm to thrive over the last twenty…

  • Best of both worlds – how West Port combines traditional joinery with state-of-the-art manufacturing

    Combining time-honoured craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Cumbria’s West Port Windows & Doors offers something unique in UK glazing – entirely bespoke, best-in-class timber window and door products, available in volumes that no traditional joinery can match.

     It’s that balance of the best aspects of large and small-scale fabrication that’s allowed the Maryport firm to thrive over the last twenty years…

  • West Port’s wildlife window shows the versatility of timber

    An ingenious bat-friendly window designed and manufactured by West Port has allowed a major housing project to continue unhindered.

    A collaboration between Speller Metcalfe and Linden Homes, the Victory Fields development has seen the transformation of decommissioned Gloucestershire air force base Little Rissington into a collection of luxurious homes – but the venture hasn’t been without its challenges.

  • West Port doors last 40% longer in rigorous FD30 testing

    FD30 fire doors from bespoke timber experts West Port have been proven to withstand fires for 40% longer than the legal requirement.

    To achieve an FD30 rating, products have to hold flames at bay for 30 minutes. Subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE, West Port’s door managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius…

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