Fire doors are the doors that are used as indirect protection to stop spreading of fire to different compartments or divisions of a building. These doors are themselves fire-resistant. Fire doors are made up of a combination of glass, gypsum, steel, timber, and aluminum. They are made to control and withstand the pressure of heat for as long as possible. These doors help to save the lives of people.
They can be employed for commercial as well as domestic purposes. The fire doors are prone to get damaged while resisting fires. That is why they demand repairs and maintenance. The fire door repair in London is done very professionally leaving absolutely no flaw in its operation after the repair has been done. Replacing a fire door is a costly proposition and hence, its repair is advisable.
WHEN REPAIR IS REQUIRED TO FIRE DOOR?
When there are holes in a fire door or its frame because of changes or removing of hardware or plant-on, the fire doors are in need of repair.
METHODS OF FIRE DOOR REPAIR
There are primarily two methods of fire door repair
- Installation of steel fasteners that fill the holes completely
- Using the same material that is used in frames or door for filling up of a screw or bolt holes.
WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED IN REPAIR?
- Adjustment or resizing of the door to fit in the frame such that the gap between the door and frame in not more than 3mm to 4mm.
- Replacement of non-fire rated hinges or worn out hinges with new BS EN 1935 fire rated hinges.
- Fixing up of new Part M compliant overhead door closers which are totally certified to EN 1154, EN 1634 and Certifire approved CF 388.
- Fixing electromagnetic holding open overhead door closers that are entirely fire tested to BS EN 163
- Fitting of fire rated glazing that meets up the standards of FRG 30/60.
- Installation of intumescent door strip with a combined smoke seal or separate Certifire approved cold smoke seal and replacing damaged intumescent door strip.
- Fitting of alarm activated door hold-open devices.
- Fitting of lever handles that are tested to EN 1906.
- Fitting locks and latches which are specially designed meeting the requirements of BS EN 12209.
- Fitting of final exit panic hardware that matches to the standards of EN 1125 for panic exit applications and EN 179 for emergency exit applications.
- Fitting up of FD 30 of FD 60 fire doors of either paint grade or veneer finishes that are complete with all of the related hardware. The fitting of doors can be individually or as a set of the door that includes the frame as well.
All in all, fire doors are a great option to save the valuable properties and lives of people at homes as well as at commercial establishments. The relevance of these doors can be understood from the fact that they stand between death and life. This means a small loophole in their repair can cost the huge loss of life and property. Thus, their adequate repair is essential.