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            Fire Door Safety Guide

            More than 45,000 fires in homes and buildings break out every year (source: Gov.uk). Read our guide for advice on how to protect your home or business from the spread of fire and how to conform to UK fire-safety standards.

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            Fire-rated hinges

            A minimum of three fire-rated hinges are required when fitting a fire door - all must withstand temperatures of at least 800 degrees. Its grade will also determine the weight it can support.

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            Door closers

            Fire-rated closers mean a doorway will swing shut after use closing off areas in the event of a fire. They may be required in certain premises, so it is best to consult your local building control.

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            Fire door locks

            A fire-safe doorway should be fitted with locks that are compliant to BS EN 12209 standards. They must also be installed alongside intumescent paper for added protection.

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            Panic hardware packs

            In an emergency, any exits need to be obvious, as well as quick and easy to open. Additional parts can include clear signage, and fire-rated push pads that provide a quick escape in the event of a fire.

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            Intumescent strips

            Strips are fitted in the gaps between doors and frames, while pads protect components like hinges. They expand when exposed to heat to create a tight seal. This will help slow the spread of smoke and fire, allowing more time to evacuate.

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            Foams

            It is critical to ensure the gap between the wall and the frame is filled and sealed with a suitable fire-resistant product. Fire rated foam is one example of a product that is suitable for filling this gap and creating a safe doorway.

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            Fire-rated packs

            It is important to make sure that you have all the right parts to protect against fire before installing a doorway. These combined packs contain everything from hinged fixings to lockable components for a safe and thorough fit.

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            Alarms and detectors

            In 25% of serious fires there are no smoke detectors to raise the alarm (source: Gov.uk), so fitting one can make a huge difference to improve personal safety. Modern alarms and smart devices can even send mobile alerts in emergencies.

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