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Badly Fitted Fire Doors Give Danger

People believed that when they install top rated fire doors in their homes, they are instantly and constantly protected even if a fire unexpectedly erupts. Sadly, this is not always the case. There may be instances that fire doors fail to provide the protection it needs to provide. There are many reasons why a fire door becomes non-functional. One is when it is not maintained properly. It is also possible that the door is already old and is not checked regularly. 

But one alarming reason why some fire doors become a failure is when it is incorrectly installed. Some people think that they can do the installation on their own. People need to know that the installation of fire doors should be done by experts and licensed individuals. It is because these people have the right knowledge on the proper installation of the doors. They will also be able to check on the reliability of the door when they are installing it. Here are some of the benefits when fire doors are properly installed. 

1. properly fitted and maintained fire door will be able to hold back fire and restrict its progress by decelerating the fire’s passage throughout the building and also reducing the passage of smoke.

2. Before fire doors are fitted, the exit points and escape routes should be first identified. It should follow the Buildings Regulations set by the government. In the inspection of the building, it will be split down into compartments to create protected escape paths. This will help in providing the occupants enough time in escaping during a fire case. When a fire door is incorrectly installed, it is possible to fail and the escape path will also be inefficient in keeping the people safe. 

3. Even if the occupants of the building have already been evacuated, the fire doors will still continue to provide a certain degree of protection. But of course, this will depend on the fire rating of the door. This will then give the fire fighters enough time to enter the building and put out the fire.

4. It is important that a functional fire door is always closed so that it will be able to endure flames and heat. But if a fire door is not functioning well because it is badly fitted, then the fire door will just act as an ordinary door not able to give protection to the people. 

So, how can you be sure that the door is correctly installed? First of all, you should not let just about anybody to do the installation. Look for the licenses or permits of the people you are hiring. It is important that they truly know much about fire door installation. You may even ask your supplier if they have an expert who can do the installation. Most suppliers today also offer installation services to their clients. This will help you save time in finding a licensed person for the fire door installation.



Scanline Fire Doors is fully licensed and insured to perform fire door inspections which are compulsory in Queensland. They must be inspected and maintained in accordance with AS1851, Part 17-2005 and therefore the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

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