External Fire Doors

External Fire Doors

External Fire Doors

If you haven’t heard about our external fire door capabilities yet then allow us to introduce ourselves. We are JST Construction, based in the North West of England, and one of our specialities is supplying and installing external fire doors to the outside entrances and exits of a building.

Due to the needs both lawfully and ethically of having a suitable number of fire doors installed in your building, we wanted to ensure we were at the top of the marketplace when it comes to this subject.

As a result, we have spent years developing our prowess in this area which is now why we confidently promote how good we are when it comes to external fire doors.

This article will delve into what external fire doors are, why you need them and what the benefits are as well as what we might offer here at JST Construction.

Looking to arrange a survey and receive a quotation for external fire doors? Call us right away at 0151 355 9232 or use our online contact form

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External Fire Doors

Fire safety is of paramount importance in any building, and one essential element of an effective fire prevention and containment strategy is the installation of external fire doors. The specific job of these doors is to be a barrier against the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases so that in a state of emergency, more time is made for people to escape a building or property.

External fire doors are thick, heavy and sturdy doors that are often found in exit points, stairwells and corridors that connect different parts of a building together. An external fire door does differ however to a normal fire door you’d find inside a building.

The differences are that external fire doors don’t have to be as fire resistant as internal fire doors and they also don’t have to be shut all the time because it’s effectively an escape route. Now we know a bit about the differences, let’s look at some pros and cons of these external fire doors…

External fire doors are excellent at their job which is to be accessible whenever a fire breaks out in order to get someone out of a building quickly.

They’re easy to open and will protect you from fire up to a certain point. The downside in some people’s eyes however is that in the same breath of them being easy to open, they’re also not locked to a decent standard because they have to be available to open at all times.

For the 99% of the time where there isn’t a fire, this could cause safety concerns which is totally understandable. This tension between the two functions splits opinion however in certain circumstances you’re legally obliged to have proper fire doors in particular areas so it’s just something you’ll need to find a solution for. 

Benefits Of External Fire Doors

An obvious benefit to an external fire door is the ability to keep fire and smoke at bay either between rooms or by allowing a person to get outside and escape.

Without an external fire door in place, this wouldn’t be as effective in the event of a fire. A potential downside in this way might be that some people say despite the functionality and performance of an external fire door, they don’t look as aesthetically pleasing as other types of doors. In reality, this is pretty minor when it could save your life in a desperate situation.

Of course another benefit of an external fire door is that you’d be meeting regulation requirements by having them installed. Ensuring compliance could save you a lot of time, money and issues than if you didn’t. For actual specificities on the legal elements of external fire doors, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to assist you further. 

Contact JST Construction

Now for the good part where we talk to you a bit about our amazing range of external fire doors. Over the years we’ve been able to grow an extensive range of external fire doors so depending on your style or use of building, we are confident we will have a solution for you.

We’ve got an array of colours, designs, locking types and specifications so please feel free to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.

All you need to do is contact our team by choosing one of the following methods. You can give us a call on 0151 355 9232 which we monitor all day from Monday to Friday and occasionally weekends. You can also send us an email to office@jstconstruction.co.uk where we aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

You may want to simply use the contact form on our website too. In the meantime, we hope this article has been helpful and don’t hesitate to check out more of our website too as we have a lot of information on there. We look forward to hearing from you soon here at JST Construction.