Fire Doors with vision panels are very popular as they allow visibility from one environment to another.
Not only does this allow light to travel around the building, but it’s also a requirement within high traffic areas. Being able to see from one side to another reduces the chance of a collision when opening doors.
The style and placement of vision panels can be quite flexible, which allows for many aesthetic variations.
Often Georgian wire glass is used on Fire Doors as it gives the impression of strength. Whilst this can be the case, other grades of glass can provide equal benefits in terms of both fire resistance and security.
With that being said, most internal Fire Doors do not require security grade glass, therefore variants of finish are more readily available.
Many shapes can be cut out of a timber Fire Door, however the following are some of the more common choices.
Whilst there are near infinite variations of door style, finish, ironmongery and function, here are a few popular styles which you may consider for your commercial premise.
Whilst we appreciate clear glass with stainless steel ironmongery and oak / beech finish is the standard for a commercial environment, we would also like to highlight how different styles can really help with the aesthetics of the building as a whole.
Most Fire Doors are of composite / timber construction, therefore the finishing materials used don’t vary greatly in cost, however they can make a big impact on the building as a whole.
The same applies for ironmongery. Whilst something may appear as copper, often this is a surface layer finish, similar to a stainless steel finish.
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Glass can be incorporated into many types of Fire Door. The ‘standard’ timber / composite Fire Door normally ranges between FD30 (30min) to FD60 (60min), whilst metal construction can go all the way up to a FD240 (4 hour resistance).
A variety of shapes can be cut from the door leaf, however rectangular shapes are the most popular.
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