Help fitting a fire rated door & frame

27 Jun 2009
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I am fitting a fire rated door between my new garage & the old garage, which is being converted into habitable rooms.

I have the fire rated door casing set and the seals and an old fire rated door.
There isnt any means of sealing under the door, does the gap that will be between the door & the floor need some sort of seal, or is that just left for smoke & fire to get under? if it does need sealing what do I need to do this.
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You can get intumescent seals that go in place of the door threshold - these expand when heated and effectively seal the gap.
I've no idea what the current fire regs are, but they used to require a closer fitted to the door. In the older days rising butt hinges were ok.
John :)
Yes they still require a automatic closer.
Does it matter what side of the fire door the closer goes on, ie can it go in the garage where the greatest risk of the fire is or does it need to be on the other side, which will be a bit of an eyesore.

I am not actually fitting the door yet, I am needing to know for planning which way to open the door & positioning of light switches etc.

I have done a search on the web but don't seem to be able to find the answer.
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how about fitting a perko?

Had to google that one, not sure if that would meet with building regs or not, but I did find some self closing hinges that look pretty good.

I think I managed to find out the info I was looking for, my interpretation is, if the door is self latching once the closer has closed the door, that's is job done, so it doesnt matter if the closer burns to a crisp after that.

So I am planning on opening the door into the garage and putting the closer on the garage side of the door.

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