Intumescent Strips and Pads
In the event of a serious fire, fire doors are one of the most important components in ensuring safe exit and containment of the fire. Fire doors can be rendered useless by not being fitted with the correct intumescent components including intumescent strips and pads. Intumescent strips and pads work by expanding in the event of a fire and 'sealing' the edges and any gaps that may compromise the Fire Door for 30 or 60 minutes. There are two types of intumescent strips offered Fire only or Fire & Smoke. Fire & Smoke seals have a brush pile or rubber fins which act as protection against smoke leaking through the edges of the door by creating a barrier between the fire door and the frame. When fitting fire tested hinges to fire doors they must be fitted with intumescent pads to be compliant with BS EN 1634.
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: It is a legal requirement for hardware fitted to fire resisting doors to be CE marked. This ensures, in the case of any legal claim, that the best quality hardware has been fitted. The hinges we have marked on this page as suitable for fire doors are all tested and accredited. Important: When the hinges shown as being CE Marked are included in a fire resisting test they are fitted to the door and frame with intumescent pads under each leaf. You should fit these intumescent pads under any CE marked hinges to comply with the marking requirements. Failure to comply and fit intumescent pads in these circumstances will negate the installation. Fitting: fit one pad under each hinge leaf for FD30 and two under each leaf for FD60. Certifire is a Third Party Certification scheme encompassing compliance with British or European Standards, Fire test performance and Quality Assurance to ensure that the product certificated provides an acceptably high quality of performance.