Here at ABC Industrial, our services go above and beyond roller shutters as we also have a range of approved fire doors too! Sometimes homeowners and business owners overlook the importance of a fire door- however it is true when the experts say they can save lives. Here is the lowdown on everything you need to know about fire doors…

What is the difference?

A fire door is specifically designed in order to try and reduce the speed that a fire spreads through a home or building, which means that a regular door would not stand a chance against the wrath of a fully grown fire. In short, they provide extra time for people to escape and, as a result, save lives! Fire doors are manufactured using a solid core and can come with different levels of fire protection. The rating on a fire door tells you how long it is able to withstand the heat of a fire.

How do they work?

All fire doors are fitted with approved intumescent strips by the regulations of fire door construction. These play a very big part in what fire rating a fire door receives. In the event of a fire, these strips will expand in order to seal the gap between the doors edges and the door frame for a certain amount of time, depending on their rating.

At least one fire door should be implemented in every household and many building regulations state that they should be installed in industrial workplaces. Now you know all there is to know about fire doors, it’s time to get your hands on one! Get in contact with the best in commercial door systems today!

Posted: 11-05-2017