Doors today represent much more than an access and security feature for commercial and residential properties. They also contribute towards the property’s character and style quotient and come endowed with a host of other desirable attributes depending on the application. One notable quality is that of being fire retardant. Though one of mankind’s greatest feats remains the ability to create and control fire, it poses an ever-present danger especially in commercial and residential properties. That is the reason we, at Mikasa, have invested countless hours in research and development to engineer an array of premium quality fire rated doorsets for both commercial and residential spaces. Continuing on the subject, in this blog post, we cover all you need to know about fire-rated doorsets.
What are fire-rated doors?
Whenever a fire breaks out, normal wood doors will not protect the occupants of the building as they also catch on fire and produce tons of smoke in the shortest possible time. Non-fire rated doors often aggravate the situation, trapping people inside and resulting in loss of life. Intumescent strips are attached to all sides of the frame to seal the gap between the door and frame to prevent the spread of fire and smoke thereby also impeding the diffusion of smoke and toxic gases. This makes it possible for families or workers to get safe passage out of burning buildings.
What do the ratings mean?
Fire-rated doors are assigned different ratings depending on the amount of time they are able to resist a fire. The options include FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 with resistance of 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes, respectively. These are available in 44, 54 and 64 mm thicknesses. Mikasa Doors ‘Fire Rated Doorsets’ comes complete with Frame and Fixtures to give you an integrated fire protection system. Our fire-rated doors comply with British Standard 476 Fire Tests, having attained Part 22 certification from EXOVA – BM TRADA, UK.
Get the Best of Fire-Rated Door Designs!
If you are looking to install high quality fire doorsets in your commercial or residential property, Mikasa Doors has just the solutions you need. We provide finished and ready to use doorsets comprising doors, frames and related accessories. You can also choose your desired finish for fire rated doorsets from the extensive range of decorative veneers, decorative laminates and paint. Talk to us today to learn more about our range of fire rated doors. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message and we will take it from there.