The primary purpose of a fire door is to protect against the spread of fire and smoke, and DX30's fire doors are no exception. These fire doors are tested and certified to offer 30 minutes of fire resistance (FD30), which means they can withstand the heat and flames for up to 30 minutes, allowing occupants enough time to evacuate and giving firefighters a better chance to control the blaze.
The Art Deco influence in our fire doors is evident in their intricate patterns, decorative grilles, and distinctive motifs. Each solid core door in our collection is a work of art that showcases the skill and craftsmanship of the era. We also offer a range of ornate hardware options, including brass, bronze, and chrome handles, knobs, and hinges, to further enhance their visual appeal.
For those who desire a touch of modernity whilst maintaining traditional style, our 1930s fire doors can be customized with wired glass panels or windows. This fire-resistant glass allows for increased visibility and natural light while maintaining the door's primary function as a barrier against fire.
Fire doors in the 1930s were predominantly constructed from steel or iron, which provided excellent resistance to heat and flames. These doors were often custom-made, with attention to detail and craftsmanship being of utmost importance. Their robust construction ensured that they could withstand high temperatures, thereby acting as a barrier to prevent the spread of fire between rooms or sections of a building.
The 1930s was the golden age of Art Deco, a design movement that emphasized geometric shapes, symmetry, and bold lines. Fire doors of this era were heavily influenced by this aesthetic, with many incorporating intricate patterns, decorative grilles, and distinctive motifs. These features not only added visual interest but also served a functional purpose, as the intricate designs often incorporated ventilation gaps to allow for the circulation of air. To this day, DX1930 doors offer many benefits for those looking to recreate a traditional look in a period property.
While the 1930s style fire doors have largely been replaced by more modern, streamlined designs, their influence can still be seen today. Many contemporary fire door manufacturers offer designs that harken back to the Art Deco era, often incorporating geometric patterns, decorative grilles, or elegant hardware. These modern solid wood (oak or pine for example) interpretations pay homage to the original 1930s fire doors, showcasing the enduring appeal of their design.
DX30 fire doors are designed to fit standard door frames, making the installation process straightforward for professionals. It is essential to ensure that the door is installed correctly, as improper installation can compromise the door's fire resistance. Proper installation includes fitting intumescent strips around the edges of the door, which expand in the event of a fire, sealing the gap between the door and frame to prevent smoke and fire from spreading. Furthermore, any door furniture which you fix to your fire door needs to follow the correct specification to ensure complete fire safety.
Conducting routine inspections is crucial to identify any potential issues that may affect the fire door's performance. At a minimum, inspections should be carried out every six months, but high-traffic or high-risk areas may require more frequent checks. During inspections, look for the following:
If any issues are identified during inspections, they should be addressed as soon as possible to ensure the fire door's effectiveness is not compromised. This may involve:
Fire doors should be kept closed at all times, except when in use. This ensures that they can perform their intended function in the event of a fire. Do not prop open fire doors or disable their closing mechanisms, as this can severely compromise their effectiveness.
Regular cleaning and maintenance of fire doors help to preserve their appearance and ensure their components function correctly. When cleaning, use a damp cloth and mild soap to remove dirt and debris. Avoid using abrasive materials or chemicals that could damage the door's finish or seals.
Lubricate hinges, locks, and latches regularly to keep them functioning smoothly. Check for any signs of rust or corrosion on metal components and treat them accordingly to prevent further damage.
In addition to regular inspections and maintenance carried out by building occupants, it is essential to have fire doors professionally serviced in commercial premises at least once a year. Professional servicing can identify any issues that may have been overlooked during routine inspections and ensure that all components are functioning correctly.
When you invest in one of our fire rated 1930s style doors, you're not just purchasing a functional safety feature; you're acquiring a piece of history and an enduring testament to the marriage of form and function. Our doors are a statement of sophistication that will elevate the aesthetic of any home, office, or historic building.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of the past while protecting your future. Contact us today to explore our unique collection of 1930s style fire doors and let our expert team guide you in finding the perfect door that matches your taste and fire safety requirements. Secure your space with a touch of timeless elegance now.
A fire door is specially designed to keep a blaze at bay for a minimum of 30 minutes. In residential buildings, this is usually ample time for the household to evacuate the buildin...