The two main construction types of Fire Doors in the UK are Timber and Metal.
Timber doors make up the majority of Fire Doors, as the most common fire rating is FD30 (30 minutes protection).
Anything above FD120 (120 minutes of fire protection) is then generally covered by Metal doors.
Whilst some heritage sites may require solid timber Fire Doors, the majority of doors are made up of multiple materials.
This construction type allows for multiple variants of finishes. Popular options are Laminate, Veneer, RAL colours and sometimes even custom prints.
Metal Fire Doors normally consist of RAL painted steel exterior, with a hollow interior. This interior is then filled with a variety of materials for varying qualities of fire protection, thermal insulation and acoustic dampening.
Additional materials may be added to doors for additional functionality, such as lead lining, to reduce the harmful effects of X-Rays or additional strengthening for ballistic-rated doors.
Now that it’s clear that a Fire Door can be finished in several different styles, here are a few images of different styles to get the imagination going when specifying your Fire Doors.
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