Fire Doors

Designed to stop the spread of not only fire but also smoke, fire doors are an important part of the fire strategy/engineering of any building. During normal operation these doors are often required to be held in the open position for access and convenience and must have working and suitable intumescent strip and smoke seals in place.

The Legal Requirement

The Fire Safety Order (2005) stipulates a legal obligation to check your fire doors every month. It also stipulates ‘a suitable maintenance regime to ensure relevant equipment is kept in an efficient state.’

Where fire doors are in place we offer a free check and compliance of the smoke seals and intumescent strips during servicing. Churchesfire offer servicing on all door closures & releases as part of the routine fire alarm service. We cannot offer assistance with the carpentry or ironmongery of the fire door itself

We supply and service several types of fire door closures & releases:

Door Magnet

A door magnet normally holds the door in an open position to a wall. The door will have a separate closer fitted to close the door when the electrical supply to the magnet is removed.

Automatic Door Closer

Hold open closer: A device that once energised will hold the door in a fixed open position. When the electrical supply to the closer is removed, the closer will close the door as normal.

Free swing closer: A device that once energised will hold the door open but the door becomes weightless enabling it to be used as a normal door. When the electrical supply to the closer is removed, the door will be closed from any position by the closer.

Door Release Unit

A door release unit mechanically releases an electrically operated door in the event of a fire alarm – for example an automatic entrance door or secure door fitted with access control.