It sounds a bit like the comedy sketch by Peter Kay when he uses his infamous “Garlic, Garlic bread!” The big difference is that fire and safety is NO Laughing matter. However, with technology and advances made in polymers and glass enables the development of fire resistant PVCu doors. A few years ago the concept would have been, if not laughable – certainly a leg pull by a crafty salesman.
Today, fire retardant doors that stand up to extreme heat or fire is now a reality. Available nationally from some of the country’s leading double glazing companies, fire doors are an architect’s dream. Many of the more forward thinking builders are fitting fire doors as standard. However as a retro fit, fire doors are readily available. Most reputable companies offer several styles and colours to choose from, so regardless of your style of home there is bound to be something that matches your taste.
Apart from aesthetics, there are obviously some things that you should ensure your fire doors are capable of. The thickness of the doors will increase the time that the door will form a barrier between you and a fire. Insist on at least 44mm.
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