A guide to fire doors

Fire doors can play an essential role in providing you with thorough fire safety. When replacing your fire door, we have put together some useful information for you to help you make a decision on what will suit your home best. We supply and fit a range of FD30 fire doors which when integrated in the room in your house that are the most susceptible to fire you can have the peace of mind that it will protect your possessions.

Fire door ratings explained

golden sand fire door

There are different ratings for fire doors and the environment in which they are installed determines which rating you need to choose. Our fire doors are FD30 rated. An FD30 fire door is designed to provide up to 30 minutes resistance to flame, heat and smoke in the event of a fire. This gives everyone time to carry out a full and safe evacuation and extra time for the appropriate emergency services to attend and deal with the fire.

Where do you need to use them?

Fire doors are mandatory in certain types of building. Any building consisting of two or more storeys needs to have certain doors that are fire proof including apartment blocks or flats to ensure the safety of the residents. All public and commercial properties should have fire doors installed in the appropriate areas.

There’s no need to compromise on aesthetics

black fire door

Installing a fire door in Essex means you can benefit from both peace of mind and stylish front door. We have a wide range of fire doors for you to choose from consisting of classic styles like hybrid 2 panel 2 square or a hybrid cottage. This way, you can still complement the aesthetic of the interior of your flat or apartment through to the front door. For more design flexibility, you can also choose the colour of your fire door so you can stand out from the crowd. Select from classic black and cream or go bold with poppy red to make a statement.

Installation and maintenance

It’s imperative that your fire door is installed properly and professionally by qualified suppliers and fitters. At Essex Composite Door Shop, our fitters are qualified to fit your new fire door and once it has been professionally installed by us, we make sure that it is inspected and maintained at regular intervals to ensure ongoing safety standards. As soon as you discover any damage during the fire doors lifetime, it must be dealt with as soon as possible to keep you safe and secure.

Fire doors Essex

If your current fire door is looking a little tired or your moving into a new flat or apartment and want to put your own spin on your front door, have a look through our fire door range for some inspiration. For any help or advice when it comes to your new fire door, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be happy to have a chat with you.


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