Fire Rated Doors

These doors are designed to withstand fire and prevent it from spreading to other areas of the building.

Fire-rated doors are specialised safety components crucial for protecting lives and property in the event of a fire. These doors are designed and constructed to withstand the spread of flames and smoke, providing a barrier that helps contain the fire, allowing occupants to safely evacuate and first responders to enter.

Fire doors come in various types, each tailored to specific needs and fire safety requirements. From steel fire doors to fully glazed fire doors, take a look at our range of fire doors here at Security Direct.

What are Fire Rated Doors?

Fire rated steel doors are an essential component of any building's fire safety plan. These doors are designed to withstand fire and prevent it from spreading to other areas of the building. They are usually made of steel and filled with fire-resistant materials such as gypsum or vermiculite. Fire rated steel doors are rigorously tested to ensure that they can withstand high temperatures and flames for a certain amount of time. The amount of time a door can withstand fire is measured in minutes or hours, and it is referred to as the door's fire rating. Fire rated steel doors can be used in a variety of settings, including commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. They are often installed in areas that are at high risk of fire, such as stairwells, corridors, and storage rooms. When properly installed and maintained, fire rated steel doors can help to prevent the spread of fire and protect the building and its occupants.

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What are the Different Types of Fire Rated Doors?

There are several types of fire-rated doors designed to provide varying degrees of fire resistance and serve different purposes available at Security Direct. These include:

Fire-Rated Glass Doors: These doors incorporate fire-resistant glass panels, providing visibility while maintaining fire protection. Fire-rated glass doors or glazed doors are often used in areas where aesthetics and visibility are important.

Steel Fire Doors: Fire-rated steel doors are designed for both internal and external use, and are meticulously engineered to provide a reliable line of defence by slowing the spread of flames and smoke.

Fire-Rated Shutters: Fire-rated shutters serve as barriers that compartmentalise fire-prone areas, protecting people and limiting the spread of fire. These are more commonly used in kitchens, factories and warehouses.

Fire Curtains: Made from fire-resistant materials such as Kevlar, fire curtains particularly well-suited for open-plan buildings, theatres, atriums, and other areas where traditional doors or physical barriers may not be practical. They can be discreetly integrated into the building's design and, in the event of a fire, automatically descend to create a fire-resistant barrier.

Why buy Fire Rated Doors from Security Direct?

A fire can cause devastation and completely destroy your entire property and everything within it. But, did you know that Steel Doors can protect your commercial and industrial premises from this, by providing an effective barrier against the spread of fire?

Our Fire Rated Steel Door has been independently tested and certified by Exova to Fire Standards BS476 and BS EN 1634. The fire doors are certified 1-6hrs depending on the specification and your fire strategy.

Our fire rated steel doors can be manufactured with a range of Panic, Entry and Electronic locking systems, depending on your fire requirements. The fire doors have been tested and certified with a range of standard sized glazed and louvered panels.

Call our sales team today, with your requirements and we can help specify a solution to meet your fire requirements and budget.

Top 5 Questions asked when buying a fire rated steel door.

1. What is the door's fire rating?

Answer: The fire rating of a steel door indicates how long it can withstand exposure to fire and heat before it fails. Fire rated steel doors are typically rated for a certain number of minutes, such as 60, 120, or 240 minutes.

2. What type of steel is used in the door?

Answer: Fire rated steel doors are typically made from high-quality steel designed to resist heat and flames. The type of steel used can vary depending on the specification and the application.

3. What type of locking mechanism is included with the door?

Answer: Fire rated steel doors typically come with a variety of locking mechanisms, including deadbolts, keyless entry systems, and multi-point locking systems. It is important to choose a locking mechanism that provides adequate security for your needs.

4. What is the door's insulation rating?

Answer: Insulation is an important factor to consider when choosing a fire rated steel door. Doors with good insulation can help keep your home or business more comfortable and energy-efficient. Look for doors with insulation ratings that meet your needs.

5. What is the door's warranty?

Answer: The warranty on fire rated steel doors can vary depending on the manufacturer and the model. Look for doors with at least a one-year warranty, and consider purchasing an extended warranty for added protection. Additionally, make sure to ask about any maintenance or servicing requirements to keep the door in good condition over time.

These are just a few examples of the questions that people may have when considering purchasing fire rated steel doors. Other factors to consider may include the cost, the level of insulation provided, and the overall aesthetic appearance of the shutters. It's important to do your research and ask any questions you may have to ensure that you choose the right roller shutters for your needs.

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