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An FDIS survey conducted in 2015 found that many fire doors across the UK suffer from severe defects: 61% of doors had problems with fire or smoke seals, while almost 1 in 6 had significant damage to the door leaf.

Source: Fire Door Safety Week

How do I know if the fire doors in my building are faulty?

Outlined below, are the common problems that are found with fire doors and how these can be life-threatening:

Fault Why is it dangerous?
Intumescent seal damaged or missing Hot gases and smoke will flood into the adjacent room
Non-rated fire glass used in the door Glass will shatter and allow fire to spread quickly
Broken door closer A door that can’t close results in a clear path for the fire to spread
Damage to the corner of the door leaf Fire and smoke will surge through the gap
Big gap around the door leaves Fire and smoke will surge through the gaps
Wrong fixings used for door hinge The door will be loose in the frame and won’t close properly
Gap under the door is more than 10mm This will give an easy route for fire and smoke
Voids in the door leaf due to removed ironmongery Voids will compromise the fire resistance of the door
Ball catch used to latch the door The door won’t latch properly and could open during a fire

 

To ensure all the doors in your project are compatible with the latest regulations, contact us at DorSuite to find out more about our Pyro Suite.

Find out more about Pyro Suite

To ensure all the doors in your project are compatible with the latest regulations, contact us at DorSuite to find out more about our Pyro Suite.