Oak Fire Doors: Keeping Safe – in Style
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Oak Fire Doors will no doubt pop up if you are searching for internal fire doors. There are many different types, sizes, colours and materials to choose from. From period style doors to contemporary oak fire doors, you can find whatever suits your vision and your family’s needs. What’s more you can find one that fits your pocket. Here’s how installing oak fire doors in your home can not only help provide fire safety but also provide a whole lot of style and class.
Features and Types of Fire Doors
What are fire doors really for?
Domestic fire doors are usually classified as FD30 meaning that they will provide a fire proof barrier to the spread of fire for thirty minutes. There are FD60 fire doors as well, these are most common in commercial or public buildings. Our domestic fire safety doors have a solid hardwood core and two layers of hardwood lippings all the way round the edge. The core is shaped to various designs and a pristine white oak veneer is applied over the whole surface. In this way the door provides a solid, substantial barrier to ensure safety in the event of a fire. The fire doors help buy time for all those in the home to gather themselves and some special belongings together and safely exit the house. Also, they provide crucial extra time for the emergency services to arrive to tackle the crisis.
However, despite their sturdy construction fire doors do not need to be bulky or ugly. On the contrary, they can be absolutely beautiful! Take a look at our range of incredible styles, you’ll find just the door for you.
The Benefits of Oak Fire Doors
Because they appear so refined it is easy to overlook some very important benefits.
As they are solid they have the feel and weight of a proper quality door. They give you that authentic solid sounding clunk as you close them. This has obvious thermal efficiency advantages. An investment in good quality oak fire doors will add value to your home and they will last you for many years. Engineered doors resist the warping, splitting and shrinkage and expansion associated with traditionally made doors. They all carry a ten-year manufacturer’s guarantee. Furthermore, oak fire doors are very versatile as they are adaptable to any interior design theme. We have traditional and classic, period styles and a vast range of contemporary designs.
What is better still our engineered construction methods allow us to offer standard and even glazed doors which match the fire doors perfectly. In this way you can maintain the same theme throughout the home. There’s a versatility in design, function and size which creates a harmonious effect from living room through to dining or kitchen and upstairs to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Oak Fire Door Design Styles
Here’s a selection of the design styles that you can find on our site.
Contemporary doors are often flush and flat. Mostly, they do not have raised panels or mouldings. Sometimes they are divided into sections with grooves or highlights. Glazed variants often have the glass panels offset or feature one long glazed panel.
Period or Classic styles pay homage to their era and come in three groups:
Georgian doors have a flamboyant style. With either four or six raised panels they are sometimes further enhanced with raised mouldings around each one.
Victorian doors feature flat panels, two large rectangles at the top above two smaller ones at the base. An ornate beading around the panels is common. There are also ‘Shaker’ style Victorian doors without beading. Instead these have squared off panels.
The 1930’s style of door is influenced by art deco. The innovation was to have a square panel at the top with three descending rectangles below that. The ‘three and one’ design.
If you are not sure which design style you want to opt for you can find a very interesting series of articles on the BBC website. These give a run down on typical interior decor and furnishings from each of the notable design era’s. Please see bbc.co.ukHomes
Fire Doors Positioning and Installation
Your architect or building control officer will give guidance on where you should install Fire Doors in the home. Some of this is guided by regulation and some by common sense. Installation is key for fire doors and you should ensure that a professional joiner does this for you with fire door linings and the correct intumescent strips. You can read more about both aspects in our associated blog articles.