Specialist in Fire Door
Why are Fire doors needed
Internal fire doors are a requirement of local authority planners and are normally required to be positioned between garages and kitchens, and/or between kitchens and other rooms. These fire doors are also necessary where a fire risk may be higher, for example to protect areas such as stairwells in hotels and B&B’s. Governed by strict regulations, interior fire doors must be a minimum of FD20, meaning they keep smoke and flames at bay for 20 minutes or more.
Fire Doors - To put it simply, fire doors save lives.
Many deaths during fires are not from direct contact with the flames, but the consumption of smoke. Fire doors are designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke for a specified amount of time.
These specialist doors are tested against the elements and purpose-built to withstand roaring fires for as long as possible. They enable buildings to compartmentalise and delay the spread of fire from one area to another.
Fire doors need to be closed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke. Wedging or propping them open is dangerous. They can be held open with certain devices, but these must automatically release the door to close if the fire alarm sounds.
Internal Fire doors must be a minimum of FD20, meaning they keep smoke and flames at bay for 20 minutes or more. However, the most commonly used would be an FD30, giving a minimum of 30 minutes or more. Around the edges of the door will be the intumescent seal, which are designed to expand when temperatures reach beyond 200°C to seal the gaps between the door and frame. This along with incorrect gaps is where most doors fail.
Fire doors have a few vital safety features and really can be the difference between life and death. Two of the most important functions for a fire door are, when closed, they form a barrier to stop the spread of fire. When opened, they provide a means of escape to evacuate safely.
DWS Carpentry can carry out fully qualified installations for our clients under the BM Trada Scheme. We are independently assessed by a third-party assessor from Exova Warringtonfire every six months in order to maintain our certification. We can also supply fire doors from our extensive range of suppliers we have available to us. Why not ask for a quote.
Once we’ve completed your fire door installation, we recommend that survey & maintenance is carried out every six months. our highly trained team can carry out any remedial work identified to bring all fire doors up to the required standards.
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DWS carpentry Limited have been part of a framework team supplying over 30,000 bed spaces both in the factory and on site for over 17 years.
Why Choose Us?
With the ever-increasing need for third-party accreditation by clients for fire doors on projects, we obtained our BM Trada (Element) fire door installers certification in early 2018 and have passed all audits with flying colours.