Fire door intumescent protection is extremely important to ensure full compliance with fire door regulations. Just because a product such as a mortice lockcase has been given a certain fire rating, if it is not used with appropriate fire door intumescent materials, then it may not be fully compliant and the overall fire rating of the door can be compromised. At Door Controls Direct, safety is extremely important and we would always advise our customers to ensure that the appropriate fire door ironmongery protection is used.
Our selection of fire door intumescent protection products includes cold smoke and plain intumescent seals. They come in a variety of finishes, styles and lengths and are suitable for both FD30S half hour and FD60S hour rated fire control doors. We also supply professional standard intumescent protection for lock cases, digital locks, hinges and other door closing devices, as well as intumescent vents and letterboxes.
Most intumescent products contain graphite which expands when exposed to heat to fill any gaps between the door and the product for the set time of the expected fire rating. This expansion helps to stop and control the spread of smoke and fire through the door and can help you to successfully compartmentalise your building. You must also ensure that the door to which you are intending to use fire rated products is fit for purpose. If you’d like to know more about this, our fire door safety checklist is a good place to start.
So whether you are refurbishing your door or fitting from new, make sure to check the fire rating of the doors and fit the appropriate fire door intumescent seals and protection for both door and other ironmongery hardware products. If you have any questions about these or any other products, please give our team a call on 01305 263300 or contact us for more information.