Fires are lethal, if you have one in your home it could destroy it, your belongings, take lives even. We believe that fire doors are a simple yet effective solution for containing them and saving lives.

Fire doors can help slow down a fire’s progress and stop smoke travelling through a building, and this can give valuable time needed to get out of the house/building safely. It also helps limit the damage by containing it.

Fire doors are a legal requirement for commercial properties

Fire doors are essential for commercial buildings, but not so for domestic property. However, if you’re concerned they’ll be an eyesore don’t. A fire door can be made to look attractive and fit in with your personal taste without compromising on safety.

Functionality and safety

There is no difference in appearance but in functionality. The materials made to create a fire door are much stronger, robust and burn much slower, which means you have more time to get out. In actual fact, an FD30 rated fire door can fight fire and smoke for 30 minutes longer than a conventional door.

If you’re toying with the idea of investing in a fire door, what is the difference between that and a conventional one?

Fire doors are a legal requirement for some domestic dwellings

If you live in a commercial building, fire doors are a legal requirement, and if you live in a block of flats which extends beyond 2 levels, or if you have a door in your property that leads into a garage, or in a house that contains at least one loft conversion you will need one.

Even if you don’t need a fire door for legal reasons – they’re still a good idea

It’s always a good idea to have a fire door in your home, especially within areas where a fire is likely start, such as a kitchen for instance, or any room where there’s a fireplace. A bedroom is also another area where a fire could break out so a fire door on this room is a good idea.

You can try installing fire doors yourself, but keep in mind that an incorrectly installed fire door will provide less fire resistance than a properly installed one.

The Replacement Door Company – for well-made, functional quality fire doors

Fire doors may be a little more expensive than conventional doors. However, they could save a life – yours, so if you’re in any doubt as to whether you should invest in a fire door then remember how much value you get in return. The safety of your family and your home is important, and a fire door could provide those previous few extra minutes to get out. We believe it’s a worthwhile investment - that’s why we sell them. Get in touch today if you want to find out more about our fire doors and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to speak to you.

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AuthorIan Burnett