What is a fire door?
This guide offers expert advice and information on fire door requirements, to help you understand what a fire door is, what they are made of and how they work.
The definition of a fire door
In the event of a fire, a fire door performs two vital functions. When closed, it forms a barrier to prevent the spread of smoke and flames. When open, it provides occupants with a means of escape. Each fire door consists of different parts which allow it to perform these tasks.
What are fire doors made of?
Fire door requirements ensure every fire door is designed to work effectively should a fire occur. Each consist of parts that may be tested or require certification to make it fire-rated. Below we explain the different elements of a fire door and how they prevent the spread of fire or smoke.
Door leaf, construction and glazing
Door frame and lining
Latches and locks