Back-to-back fire rated door frames installed to replace non-fire rated bi-folding doors.

Fire Door Experts were called upon as leading fire door contractors to assist with a high end residential project last summer. The building had been handed over with non-fire rated riser doors!

NFR bi-fold riser

The door cores had been modified and cut down on site and installed on bi-folding hinges.

All of this original work was completely useless (and non-compliant) as a designed, engineered and tested fire door solution!

It really does beg the question of how do these new buildings ever get signed off!

FDE were tasked to come up with a solution to replace these riser doors with a bank of fire rated riser doors, across a very large aperture.

What made things even more complicated was the sizes and configurations of the new riser doors needed to be manufactured and installed exactly to suit the existing configuration of the electronic access panels, so that each door would open directly onto a panel.

Our Contracts Manager and Lead Fire Door Technician, Blaine Heard, decided to use risers with back-to-back frames.

Having spent time examining the riser cupboard, Blaine expertly designed the layout of the riser door configuration using Forza Doors back to back fire rated frame solutions.  As far as we are aware, Forza are the only fire door manufacturer able to offer this back to back frame design.

Forza Doors - exclusive back-to-back riser frame design

Following client approval, we successfully procured and installed these replacement riser doors configured in banks with back to back frames. This ensured full fire door compliance and the safety of the buildings residents and users.

Yet another first for the market leading team here at Fire Door Experts! Why not make us your go to fire door contractors?!

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Martin O’Reilly
Project Manager , Balfour Beatty Construction



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