IronmongeryDirect is stressing the need for the correct specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors to ensure they perform as intended and save lives.
Industry data recently revealed that excessive gaps, incorrect smoke sealing and problems with care and maintenance are the most common reasons for fire door inspection failures. In response to this, IronmongeryDirect is calling on anyone involved with the specification, installation or maintenance of fire doors to familiarise themselves with the different fire door hardware products available to ensure that they comply with the latest regulations.
Katrina Adamczyk, head of category & merchandising at IronmongeryDirect, said: “Fire doors that are improperly installed and maintained put lives at risk. It is imperative that all fire door hardware is correctly installed, compliant and tested to the latest regulations, which is why we ensure the fire rated products we stock are of the utmost quality and compliant with all the necessary accreditations.”
She continued: “For those looking to specify and purchase fire safety hardware, we have made it easy to identify our 1,400 fire rated products on our website, all housed in one place.”
The range includes:
- Arrone AR3500 Fire Door Closer: A medium duty fire door closer suitable for a range of domestic and commercial applications, the Arrone AR3500 Fire Door Closer has a 120-minute fire rating, UKCA/CE marked and is CERTIFIRE approved. This device can be fitted to interior and exterior doors up to 1100mm wide (maximum weight 80kg) and is fully adjustable to meet the BS 8300 standard for accessibility.
- Altro Twin Ball Bearing Fire Door Hinges
IronmongeryDirect stocks a wide choice of fire rated hinges in a range of sizes and finishes, including its exclusive Altro Twin Ball Bearing Fire Door Hinges, manufactured from Grade 201 Stainless Steel. Suitable for fire doors up to 120kg and sold in packs of three, these hinges are CE marked and compliant with BS EN Grade 13. For compliance, intumescent pads should also be fitted under each hinge leaf – on both the frame and door.
- Pyroplex Fire & Smoke Intumescent Strips
These 30-minute fire rated intumescent strips have been independently tested on a range of single and double leaf doorsets. They are fully compliant with BS 476 Pt 20:22 and Pt 31.1 (cold smoke leakage) as well as CERTIFIRE approved. The high tack self-adhesive backing makes them quick and easy to fit, while the black brush pile reduces noise levels and resistance, improving accessibility for building users.
IronmongeryDirect also has a wide range of online resources including a fire door checklist to aid compliance, as well as door closer and fire protection buyers’ guides, which highlight important regulatory information as well as key considerations and recommended product solutions.