What makes a good fire door?

Fire doors are essential to the safety and wellbeing of people within a building. Commercial buildings are required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order: 2005 to have a suitable maintenance regime to ensure that fire doors are kept in an effective state. You may find, after inspection, that your fire doors need replacing. But what makes a good, long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing fire rated door?

To have confidence in a fire door you want to see that the door has been comprehensively tested. Fire integrity is the most important aspect of choosing a fire door, as this will define how many minutes of fire protection you will have. Planet’s fire rated doors are tested to BS476: Part 22 at UKAS approved test facilities, ensuring regulation compliance and trust in our products. Our fire integrity ranges from E30 and Ei30 to E60 and Ei60. The fire rating you choose will be dependent on the nature of the building and location of the fire door; our products are therefore designed to be used in multiple environments.

The appearance of your fire door will also be important to you. A minimal framework which maximises glass will create a sleek and modern appearance within any building. Fit for purpose, our FireTec doors have discreet 90mm high head and base rails, which are complemented by minimal meeting stiles. Framework can be polyester powder coated to any RAL or BS colour, to seamlessly match the building’s aesthetics without compromising light. Ironmongery options include pull handles and integrated access control. Manifestation and other design options can be applied to the glass, to further enhance the look of the system. Our FireTec fire doors can also have banding applied to expertly match our LOFT industrial style partitioning.

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