Where are fire doors used?
This is a commonly asked question that we are asked at JST Construction, and understandably so. It’s imperative that you are fully aware of where fire doors should be installed with your premises to ensure you are fully compliant with the latest fire safety legislation, as well as maximising fire safety for your employees, guests and visitors.
In this latest blog post, we’ll cover exactly what you need to know about fire doors and where they should be used/installed.
Fire safety and protection can be criminally underrated and under-prioritised by lots of businesses and it’s our job to reverse this. We’re a construction company first and foremost, but we have a brilliant portfolio of work in installing fire doors, fire compartmentation and other fire related services too. Fire doors are super important to any non domestic building as they provide a function that could save someone’s life in the event of a fire. Their main purpose is to stop the progression of fire and allow time for people to escape a building as well as fire fighting.
Fire doors are manufactured to be fire resistant for a period of time, usually about 30 minutes but some can be longer. They are made from a series of materials depending on what quality, brand or specification you get. Following the installation of fire doors, they also require maintenance and checks to ensure they are fit for purpose at all times.
But, the real question is, where exactly are fire doors used?
Fire doors are required as part of many regulations for non domestic buildings. This means offices, warehouses, stadiums, venues and lots of other types of building require fire doors legally. They are often located in several areas of a building though this does depend on the size and scale of your building. They are actually also required in domestic buildings over two storeys high, so in a block of flats for example. As we previously mentioned, we are fire compartmentation specialists and fire doors go hand in hand with this part of construction because you’ll almost certainly find a fire door in the various ‘compartments’ of a building. This is done strategically to allow for people to get out the building at several points, depending where they are at the time of a fire.
We are experts in this field and have installed thousands of fire doors over the years in a multitude of different buildings. We would highly recommend that you get in touch with us about your fire door specification because we can then build a plan and solution around your needs. Each building is unique and has its own quirks and we understand this. This also means that the fire door strategy could be different because we have to take into consideration the shape and size of different areas.
Fire doors are commonly installed around stairwells and elevator shafts to prevent fire and smoke from transmitting to multiple areas and floors within a premises.
How JST Construction Make A Difference
Here at JST Construction, we are proud to be your BM Trada certified fire door installers that operate throughout Wirral, Cheshire, and North Wales. For over 20+ years, we have been the go-to fire door installers in your area and continue to ensure maximum fire safety and compliance for all types of businesses. After the devastating impact of Grenfell Tower in 2017, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that all buildings that we work with are fully fire safe with fire-rated doors. Moreover, we also provide fire door inspection, servicing, and repairs.
Contact JST Construction
Looking for more information regarding fire door installation, repairs, or servicing? Look no further than JST Construction. Call our highly-experienced and dedicated team today at 0151 355 9232 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.