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What’s an intumescent strip and how does it prevent fire spreading?

What’s an intumescent strip and how does it prevent fire spreading? When a fire starts, the biggest danger to human life, apart from the flames, is smoke inhalation, which can damage the lungs, cause unconsciousness, and even kill if inhaled in large enough quantities. While fire doors are excellent at keeping back flames, they wouldn’t…

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Fire doors for commercial use: what you need to know

If health and safety is at the top of the priority pyramid for building managers at commercial sites across the UK, then fire safety is right at the very tip. Responsible organisations have a duty of care to put in place safety measures related to fire, and one of the ways they can do this…

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Can fire doors have glass in them?

Can fire doors have glass in them? Fire rated doors are a must in all business and commercial spaces. They provide additional safety and security for employees, clients and the building itself. Despite the huge safety features they offer, many fire rated doors are not aesthetically pleasing; heavy glazed fire doors obstruct natural light and…

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SBD Changes Fire Door Requirements

SBD CHANGES FIRE DOOR REQUIREMENTS SECURED BY Design (SBD) has updated its requirements for fire doors, so that they have ‘third party certification for both security and fire performance’. The national police crime prevention initiative and ‘staunch campaigner for improved security in buildings’ stated in a press release that after the Grenfell Tower fire, the…

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The fire door production process

The fire door production process The manufacturing process for commercial fire doors typically combines hand crafting with machinery to produce the finished product, and the matching of veneers, another important part of the design, is of glazed fire doors and the type of glass to be used and intumescent glazing gasket and other types. Commercial…

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Fire doors – some simple facts

Fire doors – some simple facts These days, advances in production techniques for doors mean that commercial organisations can ensure they fulfil many purposes, including providing security which allows only accredited personnel to enter and acoustic properties which make them sound proof. These features are increasingly combined with fire safety attributes, which typically vary according…

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Fitting & Maintaining Fire Doors

Fitting & Maintaining Fire Doors Fitting a fire door is a very important and if one factor is altered, the fire door will not be as effective as it was originally designed to be. This is why the job should be done by someone who knows what they are doing and have successfully completed the…

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Why Its Important Your Fire Door is the Right Size

Why Its Important Your Fire Door is the Right Size A Fire Door needs to be the correct size as it was manufactured & tested, otherwise the Fire Door will not react as tested in the event of a fire. When you’re considering fire door sizes, there are several reasons why it’s important to ensure…

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Fire Door Standard Sizes

Fire Doors Sizes Here are the standard UK door sizes: • 1981 x 457/533 x 44mm – tend to be most popular for use as cupboard or riser doors • 1981 x 610/686 x 44mm – used where the wall space may be restricted and a smaller door is required • 1981 x 762 x…

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So Why a New Fire Door?

Buildings are compartmented to delay the spread of fire from one area to another. The compartments are usually linked by doors to allow for passage of traffic around the building. Door sets have two important functions in a fire, when closed they form a barrier to fire spread and when open they provide a means…

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