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How many minutes does a fire door need to be rated for?

This is depending on the location of the doors and use & requirements of a building. Fire doors can be rated from 30 minutes up to 240 minutes internally and from 90 minutes to 240 minutes externally. If you would like to know more about how to choose the right fire door, read our short

What is the difference between a fire exit and a fire door?

A fire exit is designed to provide an easy escape route from a building and will always be an external door. It is usually fitted with some easy release exit hardware including a push bar and is does not necessarily provide protection from fire. A fire door is designed to provide protection against the effects

What is the difference between the different door security ratings?

A door’s security rating is determined by the level of protection it provides against intruders. This varies depending on the type of tools used to try to penetrate the door and the time taken to withstand attack. For example, a BRE approved LPS 1175 SR3 rated door must be able to endure an attack lasting

Do the size dimensions include the surrounding door frame?

Door sizing is usually provided as the structural opening; this will include the surrounding framework. To correctly measure an existing door or gap, measurements should be taken from the frame or edge, rather than the door itself. For support on how to measure, contact us.

What is a door packer?

Door packers are used to fit the door and frame to the surrounding building. They are designed to ensure your door is fitted securely and exactly where you want it to be. Packers are available in a range of thicknesses to ensure the optimal fit for the door.

How do you determine the handing of the door?

To determine the handing of a Bradbury Group door, stand on the inside and face the existing door. If the hinges are on the left hand side of the door, the door is a left hand door. If the hinges are on the right hand side, the door is a right hand door. Where the

Which doors provide the most security?

Steel doors are the most secure. Additionally, steel doors are made to last, providing enhanced durability against the elements. Security rated doors can be certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) up to LPS 1175 SR8 and are subjected to a number of high impact intruder methods, including power tools such as grinders and

How many fire exits do I need in my building?

The government’s guidance doesn’t give any hard and fast rules about how many fire exits your business premises needs. However, there are guidelines you need to follow to comply with fire safety regulations. We’ve condensed these in our blog, but you should make sure to read the government’s regulations in full so you’re absolutely clear