Helping to engage and educate people as to the importance of careful fire door specification and installation, Fire Door Safety Week draws attention to the specific issues that may be faced as a result of poor maintenance, installation or substandard manufacture.
We have compiled our Fire Door Fact Sheet as well as our most frequently asked questions about fire doors.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fire Doors
Can a veneered door be used as an external fire door?
No, veneered doors are only fit for internal use.
Why can’t my FD60 door be in a softwood frame?
The density of the timber required for a FD60 frame must be a minimum of 640 which softwood cannot achieve.
Does a fire door need a smoke seal?
Not necessarily but John Watson Doors fit smoke seals as standard to fire rated doors.
The glass is broken in my fire door, what should I do?
Broken or cracked glass should be replaced with the same type of glass without delay. When replacing glass care must be taken to ensure that the intumescent seal around the glazed aperture is maintained as new or replaced. We would advise that at all times John Watson Doors should replace the glass to ensure the integrity of the door is not compromised.
Can I clean a fire door?
Doorsets may be cleaned and disinfected regularly using damp soft cloth with diluted mild detergent in warm water. A little soft white wax polish applied to lacquered surfaces helps to maintain the polished finish. Silicone polish is not recommended as it makes redecoration difficult. Strong solvents will damage any polished finish and excess water may penetrate at joints