Internal Fire Doors FAQs

Helpful tips and information about Internal Fire Doors

We have written some useful FAQs our customers may find helpful before buying an internal fire doors.

1. What are internal fire doors?

Internal fire doors are specifically designed and manufactured to provide protection against the spread of fire and smoke. They are typically made from fire-resistant materials such as steel or timber, and can feature glazing or other fittings.


2. Why are internal fire doors important?

Internal fire doors are an essential part of any building's safety measures and can be used to help protect people and property in the event of a fire. They act as barriers that contain the spread of fire and smoke, allowing occupants more time to escape safely.


3. How can I tell if an internal fire door is working properly?

To check if an internal fire door is working properly, look for signs such as warping, splitting or buckling in the door frame or door itself, any gaps between the jamb and the door frame, broken hinges or seals around glass panels, or damaged door hardware and locks.


4. How often should I test my internal fire doors?

Internal fire doors should be tested regularly to ensure they are still in good working order; this could be on a monthly basis for frequently used doors and at least annually for less often used ones.


5. How do I test my internal fire doors?

Testing internal fire doors involves manually checking them (as mentioned above) as well as testing their thermal performance by using specialist equipment to check if they meet the appropriate standards set out in local regulations.


6. What should I do if my internal fire door is not working properly?

If your internal fire door is not working properly you should contact a professional immediately who will be able to assess what repairs may need to be done in order to make it safe again; depending on how severe the damage is this may involve replacing sections of the door frame or fitting new hardware such as handles, locks or closing devices.


7. Can I make changes to my internal fire doors?

In some cases you may be able to make changes to your internal fire door, such as repainting it or adding additional fittings; however any changes must comply with local regulations so always consult a qualified professional before making alterations to your existing installation.


8. Who is responsible for maintaining internal fire doors?

It is ultimately the responsibility of the building owner/manager/occupier to maintain their internal fire doors; this includes regularly checking them for any signs of wear & tear as well as carrying out necessary tests using specialised equipment when needed (e.g every 6 months).

9. What are the penalties for not having working internal fire doors?

Depending on where you live there could be penalties for not having working internal fire doors; this could include fines from local authorities for not following safety regulations as well being liable for any damages caused by an incident due to non-working / faulty installations not being up-to-standard when required/requested by law enforcement agencies etc..


10. Where can I find more information about internal fire doors?

For more information about internal fire doors visit Fire Door Kingdom where you'll find a range of resources including our guide 'Everything You Need To Know About Fire Doors'.

Further reading:

Learn more about protecting your home with internal fire doors, by reading our article "Protect Your Property with Internal Fire Doors"

 

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