Fire Safe

We are keenly aware of the importance of safety for all our customers. If you require any particular fire safety precautions for your home or business we offer a range of quality fire doors and have all the expertise you need to make the right choice.

Fire Doors

Fire doors play an essential role in keeping buildings and people safe. They are vital, not only to comply with legal regulations, but also for your peace of mind.

Fire doors delay the spread of fire from one area to another – acting as a barrier to fire while providing a means of escape to those in the building. The correct door will help protect the building interior and exterior, while extending the available time for escape.

Types of Fire Doors

Each fire door manufactured by us is designed to act as a barrier to the passage of smoke and fire. Depending on your specific safety needs and relevant regulations, our doors will delay the spread of fire. The capabilities of each door varies, and the main categories are as follows:

  • FD30 – 30 minute fire resistance
  • FD60 – 60 minute fire resistance
  • FD30S and FD60S – 30 minute and 60 minute fire resistance respectively with the added protection of smoke control. This is used when smoke control is required and a combined intumescent smoke seal is used instead of the plain intumescent seal
  • FD120 - also available on request

Who can supply Fire doors and door sets?

UK law and regulations limit who can manufacture and sell fire doors within the United Kingdom, meaning that only those who produce the best quality products are verified as trusted suppliers. This guarantees the safety and protection of consumers.

Rowan Manufacturing is one of the few trusted manufacturers within Scotland. This is because we:

About the Test

Tests are conducted on complete door assemblies, meaning that the entire fire door and doorframe, with all the requisite hardware (e.g. locks, latches, hinges, etc), is tested. The assembly - or doorset is fixed in a wall representing its use in practice.  Should a door be tested in one type of frame and then used in another, no guarantee could be given of its performance under fire conditions.

The test procedure is fully described in the Standard (BS476-22.1987 or BS EN 1634-1:2014) and consists of exposing one face of the door to the heat conditions of a fire while observing the door for stability and integrity. The Standard requires the tests to be carried out with the upper part of the door under a small positive pressure, to simulate the conditions likely to occur in a fire. It also provides an objective method of establishing the loss of integrity of a fire door by the use of a combustible fibrous pad on the unexposed side of the door to see when it ignites.

As a fire door should be tested from each side to establish its performance with either face exposed to fire conditions, two door specimens are required for the testing procedure. The results of these tests can then be used to reasonably assess that all doors and frames made to those exact specifications will achieve the same fire resistance results.

About the Q-Mark Scheme

To remain a member of the Q-Mark Scheme, Rowan Manufacturing does more than test our doors to the highest standard. Our factory is audited by a UKAS accredited body on an annual basis, and we provide evidence to the auditors showing that our factory has adequate systems in place to ensure the best quality products are made. To do so, we provide evidence of the following:

  • Our current IS9001 quality management scheme
  • Evidence of all assessments conducted for the various fire doors that are used in the production of our fire door sets
  • Scope containing all fire doors produced by you and production procedures for the control of fire door or door set production, including plugging system used to identify each fire door.

In addition to this, Rowan Manufacturing must pass an audit fire test every two years to remain part of the scheme.

Our technical team are available to help you in the decision-making process, and make sure that your personal and legal requirements are met.

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