Fire Door Protection.
A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to allow more time for people to get to safety. Stormflame's range of Fire Door Protection products and Door Hardware range are part of a building's "passive fire protection system", which are an essential requirement for public buildings, offices, factories and other types of businesses.
Since a breakout of fire is never predictable, the fire door, unlike any other door, must perform its prime purpose - to protect lives and offer protection to the remainder of the building and to other buildings. People who use or occupy any building have a right to expect that they will be safely protected should a fire break out.
There is also a requirement in certain domestic situations, depending on the country's local regulations, for example in flats, other situations for example where a door leads into an integral garage, or in dwellings where there is a second floor 'habitable' room, such as loft conversions or a 'room in the roof'.
The simple purpose of these Fire Door Protection products and Door Hardware range is to protect lives and offer protection to the remainder of the building and to other buildings. Most of the Fire Door Protection products are designed to
• Keep any fire in the compartment in which it starts for a specified period of time.
• Protect the occupants (and contents) of other compartments.
• Provide a safe, protected route to allow the occupants to escape.
• The walls, ceilings, entrances and exits are therefore designed to resist the fire for a specified period of time.
Buildings such as schools, hospitals, offices blocks, etc are responsible for meeting the criteria of the RRO regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005 (FSO) regulations which includes checking regularly the working condition of fire doors.
The products on this page are for maintaining fire door integrity. The passive fire protection products, such as intumescent fire seals, telescopic letterboxes, fire grilles, glazing tape, door viewer, fire door hinges etc. prevent the integrity of a fire door being compromised.
All fire rated products have been tested by independent laboratories to certify that they meet the required BS / EN / CERTIFIRE performance standards where applicable.