Fire doors from Sterling are defined by their exceptional capability to withstand intense fire for up to 30 minutes, whilst maintaining their integrity without showing any signs of softening. Crucial features that characterise a fire door include intumescent strips or seals that expand when exposed to dangerous levels of heat, maintaining gaps no larger than 4mm to prevent smoke or fire from seeping through, and firmly fixed hinges.
It is essential that fire doors are equipped with at least 3 hinges to prevent warping, with each hinge clearly and prominently marked. Additionally, self-closing mechanisms are installed to ensure consistent closure of the door.
Fire doors are constructed utilising durable and fire-resistant materials such as steel, metal, aluminium, timber, and gypsum. Additionally, these doors incorporate premium hardware components, such as resilient and reliable hinges to reinforce their safety and security.
Fire doors are fitted with intumescent strips, expertly installed either around the door or along the inside of the frame. These strips have exceptional sensitivity and effectively detect hazardous temperatures. By expanding when danger is present, the strips seal any gaps between the door and adjacent spaces, serving as a barrier to smoke or fire.
Another defining feature of fire doors is their unique self-closing mechanism, a critical requirement to comply with fire safety regulations. These mechanisms enable fire doors to close automatically without manual intervention. These mechanisms can be installed in several positions, such as on adjacent walls, ceilings, or occasionally, on the floor below the door.
Fire doors are distinguished by their specified fire resistance duration, extending up to 30 minutes, and known as FD30. Each fire door is assigned its fire rating when it meets stringent fire safety regulations.
Additionally, fire doors must have appropriate signage and markings to ensure accurate identification and recognition of the unique features. A specific signage requirement for fire doors includes the prominent display of a “FIRE DOOR, KEEP SHUT” sign on every fire door throughout the building.Get a Quote
At Sterling, we recognise the importance of fire doors being not only of superior quality but also holding comprehensive certifications and compliance with safety regulations. It is for this reason that our fire doors are among some of the best available, boasting exceptional features that include:
Should you have any additional queries regarding fire doors, or require a quotation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team is readily available to assist you.Get a Quote
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After putting our FD30 fire door through official testing to ensure you of your door’s durability, the results were impressive. With the door being able to withstand fire for a solid 30 minutes.
Yes. At Sterling, we understand that aesthetically pleasing interiors are of high priority to many of our clients. This is why our fire doors have customisable options for glazing, finishes and other decorative features.
Our fire doors are designed utilising materials including steel, aluminium, metal, timber and gypsum.
Routine inspections of fire doors should be conducted at least once per year, but should be checked internally on a more regular basis. Any repairs needed to the hinges or closing mechanism should be fixed promptly to maintain safety and security.
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