Fire Doors

Fire Doors

Black Sheep Fire and Electrical specialise in the surveying, maintenance and installation of fire doors and frames. This includes front entrance doors-sets, emergency exit doors and communal doors in offices and multi residential buildings. We are fully third party accredited by FIRAS Warrington Fire for our fire door installation works.

A fire door is one of the most important and often overlooked safety products on your premises.  The key to passive fire protection is to contain the fire to a particular compartment or room, giving occupants enough time to escape and the fire service enough time to enter the building and tackle the fire.

Fire doors are an integral part of this, designed to prevent the fire or smoke from spreading.  However due the nature of fire doors being used in a functional way on a regular basis means they are at greater risk of damage and abuse, seriously compromising the fire protection in your building.

A well designed, professionally installed timber fire door will delay the spread of fire and smoke in the event of an emergency, causing minimal hindrance to the movement of people and goods.  In order for a safe escape, each fire door has requirements so that it successfully acts as a barrier to the passage of smoke and/or fire.

A fire door required to provide resistance to the passage of an aggressive fire must be fitted with intumescent seals. Under normal conditions, these seals remain dormant, but expand significantly in order to close the gap between the door and its frame in the event of a fire.  This means that fire doors should also be fitted with a ‘cold smoke’ seal to prevent the access of smoke around the door edges.

When smoke and intumescent seals are combined, there is protection from all aspects of fire within a single unit. However, not all fire doors are kept in the best of conditions and can pose serious risk to building occupants in the event of a fire. Here we take a look at the worst possible fire door mistakes which breach fire safety legislation.  All of our fire door works are certified through third party accreditation under FIRAS scheme.

Clients can be assured that all fire doors are installed in accordance with the fire door manufacturer’s fixing instructions and test reports to ensure that they will perform as required and intended in a fire situation.