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 to the type of materials used.
While FD30 timber doors are fireproof up to 30 minutes, FD120 timber doors offer two hours protection, and steel doors can provide fire proofing for as long as four hours. Fire resistant doors are either mass produced or made to measure – many commercial organisations might find that bespoke, custom made fire doors are easier to match with their requirements.