Defining characteristics of our fire doors

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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.

Features

Advanced materials

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.

Intumescent seals

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.

Closing mechanisms

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.

Colours

White

White

Green

Green

Blue

Blue

Red

Red

Black

Black

Glazing

Chantilly

Chantilly

Taffeta

Taffeta

Stippolyte

Stippolyte

Pelerine

Pelerine

Oak

Oak

Minster

Minster

Mayflower

Mayflower

Florielle

Florielle

Everglade

Everglade

Digital

Digital

Contora

Contora

Charcoal

Charcoal

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Crucial fire door compliance

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.

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Fire doors: Key highlights

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:

  • Fire-resistant: Our fire doors use fire-resistant materials that are designed to prevent and slow the spread of fire for as long as possible.
  • Fully compliant: Fire doors from Sterling meet and exceed the required fire safety ratings.
  • Premium quality: Sterling’s fire doors are all designed and constructed with cutting-edge, superior materials that ensure exceptional performance and durability.
  • Self-closing: Fire doors are required to include an automatic closing mechanism to guarantee that they remain closed at all times.

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.

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Your Questions Answered

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How long do Sterling’s fire doors resist fire?

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.

Can fire doors be customised to match the indoor aesthetic?

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.

What materials are used in your fire doors?

Our fire doors are designed utilising materials including steel, aluminium, metal, timber and gypsum.

How often should fire doors be inspected?

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.

Testimonials

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Fantastic. Had sterling out to replace all the windows on the house. Quality and price absolutely brilliant so had them back a few months later to replace our failed conservatory....

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27 August 2020

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From the initial visit I can not fault Sterling. Brooke who was very friendly quoted the best price by far and was patient and knowledgeable when choosing colours and products....

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November 2022

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Very pleased and would highly recommend!

Used this company over the years and always had great service. Brook the surveyor gave lots of advice then the fitters were faultless ,no mess,nestvand tidy and polite ( Dave...

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February 2023

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We've had all of windows recently replaced in Agate grey. New front door too. Brilliant service from Brook and the team. Fitters have done a 5 star job and cleaned...

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June 2023

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Fitted new windows and a front door for us. Fitters were excellent, turned up on time, very clean, polite and helpful. Very pleased with the quality and price of the...

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11 April 2023

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Great price for good quality windows and doors. I had a couple of issues early on with one door being slightly misaligned in the frame and incorrect locks being fitted,...

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Based in Warrington, we are perfectly placed to serve double-glazing installers across the whole North West. With customers spanning as far afield as Hereford to Leeds and Birmingham to Blackpool, we have built a ‘sterling’ reputation as the premier trade frame fabricator in the North West.

With nine professional installation teams to call upon, we can supply and fit our quality windows and doors in Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Bolton, Chester and surrounding areas too. Get in touch today to see if we cover your area.

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