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Why Are Fire Doors Important: A Closer Look at Fire Door Installation

October 26, 2023 Steve Sherbourne

When it comes to home and workplace safety, fire doors play a critical role in protecting lives and property. Fire incidents can happen suddenly, and the time it takes to contain a fire is often the difference between a minor incident and a catastrophe. 

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of fire doors, with a specific focus on fire door installation, particularly from the perspective of Windrush Doors & Windows.

The Role of Fire Doors

  • Fire Containment

Fire doors are designed to compartmentalise a building, preventing the rapid spread of flames and smoke in the event of a fire. By creating fire-resistant barriers, they buy occupants precious time to evacuate safely and allow firefighters to control the blaze effectively.

  • Life Safety

Fire doors are a first line of defence for occupants. They are constructed to withstand high temperatures for a specified duration, ensuring that they remain functional and intact even in the midst of a raging fire. This durability can save lives by providing a clear and protected escape route.

  • Property Protection

Beyond human safety, fire doors also protect valuable property and assets. In many cases, fire doors can prevent a fire from destroying an entire building, which can save businesses and homeowners from substantial financial losses.

Fire Door Installation: A Vital Component

To maximise the effectiveness of fire doors, proper installation is crucial. We specialise in fire door installation, offering a range of benefits that ensure your safety and peace of mind:

> Compliance with Regulations

We are well-versed in the local and national building codes, which dictate the standards for fire door installation. By working with a professional, you can be confident that your fire doors meet all the necessary requirements.

> Expertise in Door Selection

Not all fire doors are created equal. We can help you select the right fire doors for your specific needs, taking into account factors such as the fire rating and location within your building.

> Precision Installation

Properly installing a fire door is a complex task that involves ensuring the door and frame are sealed tightly to prevent the passage of smoke and fire. We can execute the installation with precision, guaranteeing the doors’ optimal functionality.

> Routine Maintenance

Even after installation, fire doors require regular maintenance to stay in peak condition. To keep your fire doors in perfect order we provide ongoing service and maintenance to ensure your doors remain effective in case of an emergency.

Fire doors are not just another architectural element but a critical component of any building’s safety infrastructure. 

Windrush Doors & Windows recognises the importance of fire door installation and can be your trusted partner in safeguarding lives and property. By investing in the proper installation and maintenance of fire doors, you are taking a significant step towards a safer, more secure environment for yourself and others.

Contact the team today for more information.

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Steve Williams, Buildings and Estates

Green Templeton College, Oxford

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Alex Jordan, Site Manager

Swinbrook Court, Langdale Gate, retirement and sheltered housing, Witney, Oxon

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Emma Sadler

Yew Tree Farm, Abingdon Road

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Neil Baker, Estates Manager

St Helen & St Katherine School, Abingdon, Oxon

Windrush recently attended our Academy and replaced damaged window hinges and handles with great success. The Windrush Team who carried the work out were very professional with the work being carried out during normal School hours. The Health and Safety aspect being covered with the adoption of measures from their risk assessment and method statement being carried out.

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The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane, Oxford

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