What Are Fire-Rated Doors?
Fire-rated doors are made of heat-resistant material such as metal. They specifically designed and built to survive the spread of fire and smoke for a certain amount of time. In Singapore, fire-rated doors are subject to regulation and must adhere to strict requirements in order to function properly in the event of a fire emergency.
Fire-rated doors also typically have a fire resistance of 0.5 or 1 hour, where homeowners can choose when picking their doors.
Fire-rated doors are commonly found for main doors and usually come in 2 sizes, 3x7ft and 4x7ft. However, the size can also be customised if your door is not within the 2 stated dimensions.
All fire doors must be equipped with an automated self-closing mechanism that can close the door against any installed latch and from any angle.
Fire-rated doors and products must be certified by Certification Bodies (CBs) who are accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC).
Magnetic door stoppers are also not allowed to be installed on fire-rated doors as they must be kept closed at all times.
Types Of Laminate For Fire-Rated Doors
Melamine and Cocobolo are popular picks for fire-rated doors thanks to their excellent qualities. Not only do they look elegant which will complement your home, they are also water, heat and scratches resistant which will allow your main door to have a longer shelf life.
It is important to choose the right fire-rated door to ensure the safety of you and your family.
Additionally, legal requirements of fire-rated doors must be adhered to in order for the door to function efficiently during emergencies.
If you have any questions or need assistance with fire-rated doors for your home in Singapore, feel free to reach out to Bumi Megah Timber Doors.