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When Is It Necessary To Replace a Fire Door? (Part 2)

Fire doors are an essential element of the safety infrastructure of any building. Their function is critical in preventing the spread of fire, smoke, and hazardous gases in the event of a fire emergency. Fire doors, similar to other building components, possess a limited lifespan and may eventually necessitate replacement. So what are the key indicators of when fire door replacement is needed?

Failing Fire Resistance Tests

Fire doors are evaluated in accordance with stringent fire resistance criteria. Upon failure to meet its designated fire resistance rating during testing, a fire door is deemed ineffective and necessitates immediate replacement. Consistent certification and testing of fire doors are imperative in order to guarantee their ongoing provision of essential protection.

Non-Compliance with Regulations

Building codes and fire safety regulations are susceptible to updating and modification over time. It is important that fire doors that are no longer in compliance with the most recent regulations require replacement. It is vital that you remain current with these codes in order to ensure the continued safety of your structure and its occupants.

We specialise in the protection of buildings from fire by the insulation of structural members, walls and tanks against direct attack from flames by maintaining load-bearing members and tank-shells below the critical point at which failure or weakening is likely to occur.

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