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ACDM has been formed in order to introduce self regulation and discipline into the new type of external doorsets which are manufactured from a combination of new technology materials.

Specifically excluding single material doors (timber, PVCU and aluminium) ACDM exists to represent all UK manufacturers of "composite" doors, i.e. doors made from more than one material, irrespective of their specific construction within that broad definition.

Unlike any other association representing door manufacturers, ACDM has established a minimum standard for membership, based upon actual product performance. Therefore only those composite door manufacturers who have achieved PAS 23 and PAS 24 with a UKAS test house, may be considered for membership. This should then establish a certain quality and credibility of the members and should, also, assist specifiers when seeking composite doors of a proven standard of security, weather resistance and performance.

A major part of ACDM's remit is to represent the concept of composite doors with all technical and consultative bodies involved in the formation of future standards of performance within the building and associated industries, whether to British or European standards.

ACDM recognises that the entire concept of 'composite doors' is new and thus may be understandably confusing to some. Therefore, another aim of the association is to remove any confusion by clearly stating the material differences and responding impartially to enquiries of a generic nature. A 'Helpline' will also be introduced to provide information about members and a website will be available for all to contact.

ACDM has a code of conduct which all members have agreed to observe in the execution of their business. Members failing to do so may be voted out of the association, altogether.

ACDM will ensure that all members and enquirers are kept up to date with the latest regulations concerning external door products.


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