Here at The Door Store, we offer a wide range of door styles, and most of our doors are also available in a 'Fire Rated' version.
 

However what's the benefit of these so-called Fire Doors, why are they more expensive, and how do they work?
 

If a style of door is available with a Fire-Rated version, we display a flame logo on the product page, as shown: 
 

Our range of Fire Rated Doors are split into the categories below:
 


Fire Rated Oak Doors Fire Rated White Doors Fire Rated Walnut Doors 

Fire Rated Blank Flush Doors Fire Rated Grey Flush Doors Fire Rated Beech Doors 
 


What is a Fire Rated Door?

These are types of door which have a resistance against fire. It's a case of the name doing exactly what it says on the tin -
 

If multiple fire doors are used in a home or work place, then these can effectively be used to prevent against significant fire damage and the spread of fire throughout a building.
 

By installing these type of doors, you reduce the risk of heat and fire spreading from room to room, and you increase the likelihood of people being able to escape safely from the building.

 

What is the difference between an FB30 and FD60 Fire Door?

You'll no doubt see throughout our site that we offer varying types of fire rated door, depending on what's available.
 

Simply put, an FD30 door has a 30 minute fire resistant life span, while an FD60 door has a 60 minute fire resistance; so the higher the number, the safer the door.

 

Are Fire Doors thicker than regular doors?

Fire Rated doors are slightly thicker than regular doors, as you'd expect with the type of treating and conditioning which allows them to be fire resistant.
 

However they are not significantly thicker - where a door is 35mm thick normally, you might expect a fire rated version to be more like 44mm - this is a single example, the thickness will be different depending on the type, style and brand of door that you go on to purchase.

 

How do Fire Rated Doors work?


When met with heat, fire rated doors have a seal around the door frame, which expands to ensure the door is 10-20mm wider and taller than previously; therefore ensuring that the door frame is tightly secured, and that no air can pass between the door and the door frame.

 

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