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How to Make Sure Your Fire Door Works

Fire doors are an essential part of remaining safe at work, school, or even in your home. However, just having a fire door installed doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be able to keep you safe in the event of … Continue reading

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How Do Fire Doors Work?

A fire door is used to stop the fire progressing through the building by reducing the fires ability to pass from room to room, as well as restricting the amount of oxygen that can feed a fire. Fire doors are … Continue reading

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Great New Offer on Hold-Open Door Closer!

Doorstuff are excited to announce a new 28% discount off the ASSA DC340 hold open door closer while stocks last. The discount is only available until 30th September 2018 and customers must use the discount code at the checkout to … Continue reading

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Coroner rules on safety failures including the fire door closer as cause of tragic death

23 year old Architect Sophie Rosser died from burns in the Royal London Hospital after entering a blazing block of flats in an ill-fated attempt to save her boyfriend, who she feared was trapped inside. Coroner Mary Hassell criticised a … Continue reading

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Is there a way of determining the position the hinges need to go on a door?

Hinge positioning is determined by the size, weight and construction of the door and its intended use.  The top and bottom hinges are easy – around 250mm from the top and bottom of the door.  The most common position for … Continue reading

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A fire door test at Lorient

Members of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers were treated to a fire test at Lorient UK‘s headquarters in Newton Abbot today.  The furnace was fitted with two miniature hinged 30 minute fire doors (FD30s) each with reinforced vision panels.  The … Continue reading

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Intumescent strips for fire doors

Fire Regulations require intumescent seals to be rebated into the edge of fire doors to provide passive fire protection. Upon exposure to heat in the event of a fire, the intumescent material swells up to seal the gap between door … Continue reading

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I want my fire door to hold open at 90° until someone pulls it, then the door closer kicks in and closes it as normal. What product will do this?

Under Fire Regulations fire doors must not be held or propped open.  Without using an electromagnetic hold open door closer wired into the fire alarm, the only suggestion is to use a delayed action door closer, which can hold the … Continue reading

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How do I choose the right hinge for my situation?

Obviously the variety of door situations, sizes, functions etc. are infinite, but these are some of the factors which need to be considered: Is it a fire, smoke or emergency escape door?  How heavy is the door and what are … Continue reading

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I have a fire door in a specialist nursing home caring for vulnerable adults which…

…needs to be opened on a regular basis to allow access for staff but which also needs to discourage the residents from using it, for their own safety.  Therefore it needs to be secure but easily opened daily and opened … Continue reading

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