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Do I Need Fire Doors? 5 Reasons

Fire doors save lives. They're designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke for a specified amount of time. This helps protect escape routes so that people can evacuate safely. Unsure whether to install fire doors into your home? Here’s five reasons why they make a great addition to any home…

1) In some cases, it's a legal requirement

If your home or project includes any of the below, you must install fire doors to ensure safe passage through in case of an emergency:

  • You have a door leading from a garage to the main house in a two-storey build.
  • You are building or renovating a home with three or more storeys (including loft conversions).
  • You have a loft conversion all doors within your home must be fire doors. Building regulations state that you need to create a safe corridor from the loft to the external door, ensuring that if there was a fire anywhere in the house those in the loft conversion can make a safe exit.

2) Give yourself peace of mind

Installing fire doors can help protect your family in case of emergency. Allowing you to sleep a little sounder knowing that in the event of a fire in your home, our JELD-WEN fire doors will resist the spread of flames for a least 30 minutes. Giving you time for a safe means of escape.

It’s also extremely important to remember that for this reason, all fire doors in your home or building must be closed in order to work effectively.

3) Prevent the spread of fire AND smoke

In most cases, the biggest cause of indoor fire fatalities is smoke… not fire. When installed correctly and fitted with suitable intumescent and smoke seals, our fire doors prevent the spread of smoke AND fire throughout the home.


4) No need to change your exisitng door frame

Our fire doors are available in a wide range of thickness options, including a 35mm fire door. These can be easily installed into most residential properties' existing frames making it hassle free to increase the safety of your home.

5) You don't compromise on style

At JELD-WEN, we have a variety of fire doors available in a range of designs, colours and finishes. So, whatever your style and taste, we have a suitable fire door to suit you.

To learn more and view our full range of fire door products, click here.