Watergate Flood Solutions - Misuse of BSI Kitemark™
Watergate Flood Solutions: Doorsets installed without a sash jammer are not approved by BSI
BSI has been notified that two flood doorsets manufactured by Watergate Flood Solutions have been sold and installed to customers, both claiming to have the Kitemark. An integral key component of the doorsets – the sash jammer (required to ensure efficient protection against water ingress) – was not installed and therefore these doorsets are not what was approved by BSI.
Property owners who have installed either a Watergate Inward Opening UPVC Single Doorset or a Watergate Inward Opening Composite Single Doorset need to be aware that these products are not what was certified by BSI and therefore may be susceptible to leakage in the event of a flood. BSI has withdrawn the Kitemark certificate relating to these two pieces of equipment (reference: KM 643203).
We have since notified Trading Standards of the situation and have learnt that Watergate Flood Solutions has gone into liquidation.
If you're unsure whether you own a Watergate Inward Opening UPVC Single Doorset or a Watergate Inward Opening Composite Single Doorset, we advise that you speak to the buyer/installer to discover the model and party they have a contract with.