Internal Double Fire Doors FAQs
Helpful information about Internal Double Fire Doors
Before buying an internal fire door you may be unsure if a internal double fire door is right for your requirements. We hope are helpful FAQs will provide the answers you need.
1. What are internal double fire doors?
Internal double fire doors are a type of door designed to resist the spread of fire and smoke between different locations within a building. They consist of two separate sets of doors, each with an individual frame and hinges, that close against each other for added protection.
2. Why are internal double fire doors necessary?
Internal double fire doors are necessary for public safety as they help prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a blaze. They also provide an escape route from burning buildings by blocking off areas affected by smoke or flames.
3. How do internal double fire doors work?
Internal double fire doors work by closing two sets of doors against each other when triggered by an alarm or heat detector, forming an airtight seal that prevents the spread of smoke and flames from one area to another. The gap between the doors is filled with an intumescent material (a special foam-like material) which expands when exposed to high temperatures, further slowing down the movement of heat and smoke through space inside the building.
4. What are the benefits of using internal double fire doors?
Using internal double fire doors offers several benefits including improved public safety, greater control over spreading fires and greater energy efficiency due to reduced infiltration/exfiltration of air through door openings in buildings. Additionally, they can help reduce noise transfer between rooms and help contain water damage in the event that sprinklers go off due to a fire emergency.
5. How can I tell if an internal double fire door is properly installed?
To tell if an internal double fire door is properly installed you should check that it meets all relevant codes and regulations as laid out by your local authority or governing body; this includes ensuring that all components such as seals, frames and locking mechanisms are securely fitted into place with no gaps or weak points left in-between them where flames could pass through easily. Additionally, any intumescent materials used should be within their expiry dates as these materials degrade over time thus reducing their effectiveness at containing fires.
6. How do I know if an internal double fire door is still effective?
You can tell if an internal double fire door is still effective by carrying out regular inspections on it; this includes visually inspecting all components on it such as its frame, seals, hinges etc., along with testing its functionality using manufacturer guidelines so you can be sure they are still working effectively at preventing fires from spreading between different areas within your premises.
7. What are the consequences of not having an internal double fire door?
The consequences of not having an internal double fire door installed could be severe in terms of public safety; it increases the risk for both people who inhabit a building as well as those fighting the blaze due to potential hazardous gases being released from burning objects inside enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation or exit routes for emergency personnel to enter safely into them in order to respond to emergencies quickly before any major destruction occurs due to uncontrolled fires consuming whole premises at once..
8. How often should I test my internal double fire door?
Internal double fire doors should be tested regularly depending on how often they are used; however it is generally recommended that they should be checked annually at least in order to ensure their correct functioning whenever required during emergencies situations where lives may be at risk due to uncontrolled spreading fires caused by inadequate containment systems such as single layer walls or standard single sided doors without additional protective measures installed onto them..
9. What should I do if my internal double fire door is not working properly?
If your internal double fire door is not working properly then you should contact a qualified installation service provider who can diagnose what might be wrong with it and suggest appropriate repair solutions before using it again during emergency situations where lives may depend upon its proper functioning..
10. Who can I contact for more information about internal double fire doors?
For more information about internal double fire doors you may contact local authorities regarding specific codes applicable for installing these types of assemblies into dwellings or commercial premises according to local regulations to make sure you comply with applicable laws before construction begins, alternatively you could contact manufacturers providing these assemblies directly for technical advice on how best install them into different kinds of structures .
STANDARD FIRE DOOR DELIVERY
5 - 7 Working Days
FIRE DOOR DELIVERY
£65 +£10 per extra Fire Door
BESPOKE FIRE DOORS
Standard Delivery 10 to 14 Working Days
DOUBLE FIRE DOORS DELIVERY
£75 +£15 per extra Fire Door