When fire strikes, gaps around fire doors allow fire and smoke to spread. This can be stopped by fitting intumescent fire door seals. Surface mounted fire door seals are easy to install; simply stick the strips with their self-adhesive backing to the frame or to the fire door itself. They can be used to upgrade older fire doors which had been installed without fire door seals. Each kit is made up of a number of 1.05m long strips.
Easy to fit surface-mounted fire door seals
60 minutes of fire integrity
No rebating or drilling needed, the seals are self-adhesive
Seals stop both fire and smoke (intumescent strip and brush seals)
Save time and labour costs
Requires a 3-4mm gap between the door and frame
The single door kit includes:
1mm thick strips for fitting to the hinge jamb (2 strips)
2mm thick strips for fitting to closing lock jamb and door head (3 strips)
The double door kit includes:
1mm thick strips for fitting to the hinge jamb (4 strips)
2mm thick strips for fitting to closing lock jamb and door head (4 strips)
Overall seal width 25mm (20mm intumescent strip, 5mm smoke seal brush)
Supplied in sets for single or double doors
Available in white or brown (please note that the brush is grey)
Can be fitted directly over hinges with no hinge binding
These seals are available as single door sets or double door sets.
The seals are manufactured from intumescent material and are faced with a coloured vinyl finish. They also feature a brush smoke seal fitted at one edge and the back of the seal is fitted with an adhesive backing strip for ease of fitting. Once fitted, the seal can be painted over (excluding the smoke brush). The seals are available in brown or white finishes.
The seal fits directly over the hinges (this does not cause any binding to the hinge action).
Our surface-mounted intumescent fire and smoke seals can be fitted to single and double fire door sets in a matter of a minutes.
If your fire door seals include a brush (smoke seal), this should not be painted over. The intumescent part (the flat part) can, however, be painted over up to 5 times.
Q. How big can the gap between door and frame of a fire door be to be able to use surface-mounted fire door seals?
A gap of 3-4mm between the door and the frame is required.
Q. Can a UPVC door be upgraded with surface mounted intumescent seals to make it comply to a 30 minute fire rating?
Although there are UPVC fire doors available, your door is most likely not suitable as a fire door and would need replacing altogether including frame. You would need to contact the manufacturer of the door for advice.
Q. How can existing fire doors that have no seals be updated to conform to regulations?
The Surface Mounted Fire and Smoke Seal kits can be used. They can be fitted to the door or the door frame. A double door kit is available, which means that the seals would need to be fitted to the doors rather than the door frame, so that the gap between the doors is covered.
Q. Can the seals be fitted to the door instead of the frame?
The seals can be fitted to either the door or frame.