What is a fire door?
A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating and is used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire or smoke between rooms and corridors. We supply an extensive range of fire doors that are 44mm thick and are rated and certified FD30 (or 30 minute fire doors) which is the international standard.
When do I need fire doors in my house?
Fire doors are mandatory in any property which has more than two floors. If you have a new build three storey home or are considering adding a loft or basement extension to your existing home you will have to install fire doors throughout your home.
Our fire doors
|Mexicano Fire Door|
Our oak fire doors are engineered and come in the Mexicano and Victorian four and six panel style. The fire rated doors look just as good as the non-fire doors we offer, and are selected so that they match both our solid oak doors and internal engineered oak doors.
You may be considering a fire door for additional safety in your home or to comply with Building laws. Regulations around fire testing means that the materials used must be uniform. This cannot be guaranteed with 100% solid oak doors which is why they do not come with a fire rating certificate.
If you are looking for a solid oak fire door we suggest that you speak to your building inspector as it may be possible for them to pass the inspection if they are coated with an intumescent treatment to help prevent them from burning. This decision will purely be down to the discretion of the safety inspector.
As with all of our doors the fire doors also come unfinished, treating a fire door would be the same as treating any solid or engineered door and using our recommended product Treatex will be fine.
You may also be considering altering the size of our fire doors. We recommend that you adjust the door by no more than 6mm in height and 6mm in width and please be aware than the fire rating certificate is based on the standard door, If adjustments are needed please seek advice from your fire safety inspector to see if it will still pass an inspection.