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Last edited 12 Feb 2021
Fire Door Fitting Checklist for Lever Lock Doors
There are many components involved in fitting a safe and compliant fire door. Ensuring you are using the correct fittings for your door and frame is critical to ensuring the door offers maximum protection.
You will need a minimum of 3 hinges (depending on door height) to securely connect the door to the door frame. This Stainless Steel Butt Hinge has two high quality ball bearing race joints and an ANSI hole pattern; ideal for internal application. These hinges are CE marked and compliant with BS EN 1935.
 Intumescent Hinge pads
Hinge pads should be fitted into the door cut outs before the hinges are fitted. These pads are fire rated for 30 and 60 minutes and are unaffected by moisture, humidity or pollution. These Intumescent hinge pads are compliant with BS 476 part 22 and tested in accordance with BS EN 1634-1
Door closers fitted to fire doors must be CE marked and be tested to EN 1154 – this is a mandatory requirement under the Construction Product Regulation. All fire doors need to be fitted with a door closer when they are not FDKL (Fire Door Keep Locked), this is to keep the doors shut and stop a fire from spreading. Door closers are available in aluminium, stainless steel, polished brass or silver coloured lacquer finishes.
 Intumescent Fire Protection Kit for Lock Mortice
This fire protection kit protects the lock mortice when exposed to high temperatures. It is recommended that you use the kit that provides fire resistance for your door type. The kit is available for 30 and 60 minutes.
 Lever Handle
The sash lock would be operated with a lever handle to make exiting through the door as accessible as possible. Our Lever Handle set, available in polished or satin finish, is available for two thicknesses of door and is fire rated for 30 and 60 minutes. This lever handle set is compliant with BS EN 190.
A fire door will require two "Fire Door Keep Shut” signs , one on either side of the door, so that everyone that enters or exits the door is aware that they must shut the door behind them. These signs should be positioned above eye level to increase visibility. This signage conforms to BS 5499 pt.5:2002.
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- A Guide for Selecting Flat Entrance Doorsets.
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- Grenfell fire door investigation.
- Fire compartment.
- Fire detection and alarm systems.
- Fire Door Inspection Scheme.
- Fire Doors (DG 524).
- Fire in buildings.
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- Fire resistance.
- Free-swing door closer.
- Hold-open device.
- Installing fire doors and doorsets (GG 86).
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- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
- Types of door.
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- Width of doors stairs and escape routes.
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