There can be confusion in the marketing of door hardware when it comes to products that are “fire rated”. When you scan through a suppliers catalog you will often find the notation that the hardware is “fire rated”. This is
Passive Fire Protection To better understand passive fire protection we need to firstly understand the concepts of “Compartmentalization” and “Flashover”. Compartmentalization is the process of dividing large areas into smaller areas such as rooms within a level of a building.
One of the biggest mistakes I have seen in the fire door industry is people unknowingly installing a fire door upside down, back to front or both upside down and back to front. It’s just a door isn’t it? Does
1. What are edge strips? Edge strips are basically strips of timber which frame the outside of the fire door. Edge strips are predominantly pine or finger jointed timber and should be free of bowing, twists, knot holes and other