Fire Doors can be essential in certain renovations and building works. An architect or building inspector will be able to advise you if they are necessary within larger builds, however, within your home they may not be a requirement but when you are replacing doors it is always an option to consider.
Fire Doors UK - British Standard Fire Resistance (integrity) RatingsFire doors, when fitted correctly, have the function of protecting the people within the home by limiting the damage caused by the fire and smoke for a set amount of time depending on the internal fire doors you choose. There are the standard fire doors that last for up to 30 minutes and the more robust fireproof doors that can hold the fire and its effects for up to 60 minutes. Fire doors are composed in a very structured way with hard wearing and durable materials making them very heavy and more difficult to install. It is advised that if you are having fire rated doors installed that they are fitted by a professional joiner to make sure that they are correctly fitted and work to their full potential. They will also be able to advise on the types of hinges and additional fittings that need to be considered to comply with both safety and legislation.
In certain cases there is a requirement for fire doors to have a longer resistance time of 90 or 120 minutes and in some instances, a door is required to be a fire and smoke door. An S Suffix to a fire door rating shows that it is a fire and smoke controlled fire door. There is a good quality guide on the Fire Door Safety Week website which also covers the regulations around commercial and office properties too, which are specific to fire doors fitted in those buildings.
|British Standard: Minimum Fire Resistance Rating||Number of minutes that the door can resist fire|
|FD 30||30 minutes|
|FD 60||60 minutes|
|FD 90||90 minutes|
|FD 120||120 minutes|
Fire Door RegulationsBuilding Regulations provide guidance as to the minimum building standards needed to be achieved and will reference test requirements and performance for fire door assembly. Fire Door information is detailed in the Approved Document B, which separates into two sections to cover Dwelling Houses and Buildings other than Dwelling Houses.
Can I get Fire Doors to match my other doors?You may like the idea of adding additional security to your home for your family but be thinking using internal fire doors means that you have to compromise on the style of your home or refurbishments but this couldn't be further from the truth. Take a look at our website where there are plenty of options to fit your new style of home. Fire doors are offered in numerous styles and look. They're extremely important for keeping everyone safe and secure in case of a fire. We have fire doors for every type of home, including wooden fire doors with different tones and shades from the lighter oak and pine to the darker walnut blends. Other choices for your fire doors are painted options in white or grey or the beautiful glazed internal fire doors. All our fire doors are fire rated doors that are tested to high standards and are made by leading door manufacturers. All our fire doors have the specifications in their description to make sure that you are buying the correct fireproof door for your needs, however, if you require any further information our online advisors will be happy to assist you in your purchase.
Fire doors have been specifically designed and tested to maximise safety, using fire doors enables you to effectively create through compartments within your property; allowing occupants additional time to escape if a fire were to occur. Internal fire doors have developed over the years and are now able to match the rest of a properties interior, whilst still achieving their initial job.
While buying a fire door, you must check all of the range of doors and select the best one for your home and budget, while not cheap, fire doors are an important investment. Fire doors are available in different resistance rating which takes into account the risk of a fire starting and spreading throughout a building, take time to select the right fire door to match your safety needs.
When planning your door installation, take a look at our guide on standard door sizes to make sure you are ordering the correct door. If you would like additional information regarding our range of doors do not hesitate to get in touch with us