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Fire doors for commercial use: what you need to know

If health and safety is at the top of the priority pyramid for building managers at commercial sites across the UK, then fire safety is right at the very tip. Responsible organisations have a duty of care to put in place safety measures related to fire, and one of the ways they can do this…

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How to identify a fire door

How to identify a fire door Knowing how to identify and check internal fire doors might just save your life. Fortunately, a fire door is relatively easy to identify thanks to certain tell tale signs. In the event of a fire, knowing that you can count on a minimum of 30 minutes of fire resistance…

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Can fire doors have glass in them?

Can fire doors have glass in them? Fire rated doors are a must in all business and commercial spaces. They provide additional safety and security for employees, clients and the building itself. Despite the huge safety features they offer, many fire rated doors are not aesthetically pleasing; heavy glazed fire doors obstruct natural light and…

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Third Party Certification – Fire Door Installation

Third Party Certification – Fire Door Installation Fire Door Installation in Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall carried out by Certified Third Party Installers, is essential to all of us who use or occupy any building, we need to know that we will be safely protected should a fire break out, but unfortunately this is not always…

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Why Use GMC Projects Fire Door Installation

Why Use GMC Projects Fire Door Installation Our Commercial Building Services, expertise and strengths give main contractors access to professional services including; fire doors, fire protection, building maintenance & repair, premises refurbishment & commercial carpentry solutions. Our accreditations speak for themselves, BM Trada Q Mark, ISO9001, SMAS, Chas, Constructionline, Exor, Buy With Confidence, Safe Contractor…

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SBD CHANGES FIRE DOOR REQUIREMENTS

SBD CHANGES FIRE DOOR REQUIREMENTS SECURED BY Design (SBD) has updated its requirements for fire doors, so that they have ‘third party certification for both security and fire performance’. The national police crime prevention initiative and ‘staunch campaigner for improved security in buildings’ stated in a press release that after the Grenfell Tower fire, the…

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The Importance of Fire Doors

Maintenance of Fire Doors Fire doors are engineered products that provide life and property saving functions in the event of fire. It is important that they are regularly inspected and maintained to permit them to perform at their best on the one and only occasion when they are called upon to do so. Due to…

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Do I need a fire rated door?

Do I need a fire rated door? A fire door isn’t just a requirement; in the event of a fire, it could save many lives too. If you are making any changes to your home or commercial building, it is possible that your building inspector or fire officer will require fire doors to be fitted…

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Steel Fire door specification

Steel Fire door specification Steel doors are most commonly supplied with a powder coating, however, the precise environment in which they are used can call for more specialist finishes. On top of ensuring that your steel fire door itself is suitable, it is also important to ensure that the door opening is compliant with construction regulations and…

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What is the purpose of a fire door?

What is the purpose of a fire door? Fire rated doors have three main purposes in any building. These are to restrict the initial development of a fire, restrict the spread of an existing fire and to protect the building’s escape routes. A fire door that has been fitted correctly can restrict oxygen flow to a…

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