Safety & Security
We know that home improvement tasks can seem never ending, and it’s a regular occurrence that we’ll wait until things are beyond repair before actually repairing it. While we can get away with this with a few things around the home, doors are no exception.
The primary reason that fire doors are installed in buildings is, of course, to protect property and more importantly to save lives in the event of a fire.
Doors are constructed of many different materials and methods these days and so will burn at different rates. Therefore they will provide different levels of protection against the spread of fire but what the consumer needs when purchasing fire safety products is reliable consistency. Something that can give the purchaser peace of mind that the label boasting a products safety credentials is something rigorously tested, meticulously enforced and therefore worth having. With this in mind there was a need for the authorities to regulate and certificate different doors regarding their fire protection properties. They needed to apply minimum standards for the branding of fire resistant doors as part of UK building regulations to reduce the confusion for consumers and building managers. Continue reading
People often come to us looking for fire doors - there are many different types of construction projects that will have a requirement for fire doors. Let's try and summarise some details on fire doors, their construction and UK fire regulations... Continue reading