The benefits of choosing a certified fire door

In the event of a fire, every second counts. And when it comes to people having time to get to safety (or be able to safely await rescue) the right certified fire door can make all the difference by delaying the spread of fire throughout a building. Depending on which door you install, that could be up to an hour’s fire resistance and smoke control.

Third party certified fire doors offer tried and tested protection – the ultimate peace of mind. As members of the BWF Fire Door Alliance, Certifire and Q-Mark scheme (which provide third party certification for fire doors), all our doors meet the highest safety standards and carry the certification to prove it.

We’re one of only a small number of verified fire door suppliers in Scotland – and every fire door we supply is certified – so when you buy from us you do so safe in the knowledge that your fire doors and door sets will perform as they should in the event of a fire.

In order to maintain our certified status, we undergo regular audits. As members of the BWF Certifire & Q-Mark Scheme a unique identification system also means that each doors journey through the supply chain, to the manufacture of the door leaf and the modification and production of the door set, all the way through to its end use is fully traceable.

Choosing a certified fire door is just the start – for it to provide effective, lifesaving protection, it needs to be properly installed. When fitting a fire door make sure that the gaps around the perimeter are no more than 4mm, and that the door frame is undamaged and securely attached to the wall. You should also ensure that the gap between the floor and the bottom of the door is no more than 10mm and check that the correct intumescent or combined intumescent smoke seals have been fitted to the door.

It goes without saying that fire doors should never be wedged or propped open, even briefly – they need to be closed to work – so, if you’re able to do so, make sure that the people who will be using or managing the building know this.

If you’d like to know more about our range of fire doors, give our expert team a call or explore our range online.

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