Quick Answer: Do Smoke Doors Need Labeling?

Do smoke doors need to be tagged?


Signage is another important component of smoke door regulation and maintenance.

The correct smoke door sign should identify the door as such and instruct occupants not to obstruct the door.

In NSW it is mandatory for the door to display the penalties relating to Fire Doors, Smoke Doors and Fire Exits..

Are smoke seals required on fire doors?

The Building Regulations indicate where you need fire doors and that these would need intumescent seals. But they also indicate those situations where a fire door may also have to prevent smoke leakage, and in those situ- ations a smoke seal must be fitted.

What is the difference between intumescent strips and smoke seals?

While the intumescent strip blocks off the fire itself, the smoke seal is designed to only block smoke-protecting you from smoke inhalation. Smoke seals and intumescent strips can indeed work well together. … This will prevent both fire and smoke from seeping through the sides or bottom of the door.

Do fire doors need 3 hinges?

Fire Regulations require fire doors to be fitted with 3 hinges (which must be 4 inch fire certified hinges). For doors over 2200mm tall, then four hinges can be used to prevent warping.

Do fire doors need to be Labelled?

Fire doors are required to have a fire rated label that remains legible throughout the duration of the door. These labels are there to mark that the openings of a fire door and frame have been tested and passed according to the required standards.

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

Typically, while smoke doors have been designed to block out combustible items and smoke, the fire doors are meant to keep the flames away in a separate partition. In either case, due to the safety that these doors provide, they can be used in homes too.

Do all fire doors have to be self closing?

In ‘residential’ type buildings (care homes, hotels, student accommodation etcetera), all fire doors should be fitted with a self closing device, minus those such as cleaner and service riser cupboards, which will be closed behind and generally locked by the user.

Can you turn a normal door into a fire door?

Installing fire doors or upgrading your current doors can help to reduce the risk in the event of a fire. … Most modern, normal internal doors cannot be upgraded to achieve 30 or 60 minutes Fire Resistance due to them having a hollow core, being very thin or lightweight and liable to warping shortly after installation.

Do internal flat doors need to be fire doors?

Internal doors do not need to be fire doors if the flats are on the ground floor or less than 4.5 metres above the ground, providing the habitable rooms have a means of escape, such as a terrace or a window.

Why do you need to provide fire doors? They are specifically designed to withstand fire for up to 30 minutes. They are a legal requirement for flats which open onto communal areas shared with other tenants. This is to make sure crucial escape routes are protected if a fire breaks out.

How do you fit intumescent strips and smoke seals?

Most intumescent strips have a self-adhesive backing so peel off the paper on the back and push the strip into the groove firmly to secure it. Make sure the groove is free of dust, dirt or grease before inserting the strip into the groove. A fire door should be self-closing with the aid of a door closer.

How do you identify a smoke door?

Another surefire way to identify a fire door is to look to see if it is fitted with an automatic locking device. According to the Building Code of Australia, all fire doors and smoke doors must close automatically if a fire alarm or emergency alarm is sounded. This is achieved by a device such as a Magnamatic system.

Do fire rated doors require smoke seals?

Are smoke doors also fire doors? NFPA 80 and NFPA 105 do not specifically state fire doors and smoke doors require smoke gasketing.

Should Fire doors have a gap at the bottom?

Gaps between fire doors and the door frame should never be more than 4mm or less than 2mm. It’s recommended to aim for a 3mm gap to ensure adequate room for the intumescent strips to activate in the event of a fire, and for the smoke seal strips (if installed) to not get damaged by the opening and closing of the door.