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Learning About The Importance of Fire Doors

by Eagle Fire Protection Owner

Once in few days, while reading the newspaper or watching news on television, we come to know about fire incidents taking place in private homes or commercial establishments. We can only feel bad about it as we read the loss of property as well as human lives. Unfortunate incidents like these makes us seriously consider about hiring the services of Sydney Fire Service to assess or plan suitable and effective fire safety measures at our premises. Fire door is one such essential requirement for both commercial and residential buildings which can prevent the spread of fire as well as allow its occupants to vacate the premises safely.


The primary reason for the instalment of fire doors in buildings is to save human lives and property in case of fire. Every year, there's huge loss of property and human lives due to fire incidents, but if you have installed an effective fire safety system and maintain it regularly then you can prevent destructive fire incidents from occurring at your premises. Coming to fire doors, it is important that proper care must be taken when you are purchasing and installing fire doors because any defect in either quality or fitting can reduce its efficiency to a great effect.


Fire doors are available in range of designs and materials, ranging from functional blanks to attractive glazed designs. FD30 is the most common type of fire door that can endure fire for up to 30 minutes. FD 60 fire doors can last for maximum of 60 minutes in the event of fire. FD60 fire doors are usually installed in commercial establishments.


When Are Fire Doors Required?


You would require fire doors whenever and wherever a fire breaks out. You will have to use it before fire spreads to make escape more difficult. There are some rooms which are more prone to fire hazards as compared to other rooms. For example, a kitchen, a lounge with a fireplace or heaters, or any room that has flammable items or electrical equipment in it. For more information on where to use fire doors in residential property, you can refer to building regulations for domestic properties.


Construction of a Fire Door


Since fire doors are designed and made to offer tough resistance to fire for a definite period of time, it's obvious that they are made of strong and durable materials. FD30 fire doors are 45mm in thickness whereas FD60 fire doors are usually 54mm thick. Most fire doors are made of particleboard, chipboard, flaxboard and solid timber. If you want to install the best quality fire doors, you should contact one of the leading Fire Services Sydney.


How Fire Doors Work?


A good quality and approved fire door is fitted with intumescent strips which expand when it comes in contact with the fire. These intumescent strips expand and seal the gap between the edge of the door and frame, thus preventing fire to expand its reach.


Fire doors play a vital role in any building's fire safety plans and should be installed at strategic locations which are easier to access in the event of a fire.


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