Open door to better fire safety

Fire safety doesn’t have to come at the expense of value, security, thermal efficiency or style, according to Rehau, which is promoting its Agila fire door range to coincide with this year’s Fire Door Safety Week from September 25.

The Agila Fire Door, formerly known as the Rehau Rauferno, gives specifiers and installers the freedom to use PVCU doors while fully complying with the latest fire regulations. Based on the design of the Rehau Total70 system, Agila Fire Doors are suitable for fire escape routes, entrance halls and deck access flats, and they can be used alongside Rehau’s fire rated windows.

Agila Fire Doors use fire retardant glass and door panels and feature a graphite intumescent strip that expands with heat within the specially reinforced frame to create a 30-minute fire rating (complying with the requirements of BS476 FD30 Pts 20 and 22). This gives at least 30 minutes of protection against a fire, giving sufficient time for an alarm to be raised, for occupants to seek a way to leave the at risk area and for the fire service to attend.

Neil Baker, Rehau’s senior engineer, said: “Fire safety is very much in the spotlight, so this year’s Fire Door Safety Week is a timely and suitable reminder to the glazing industry about the importance of choosing the right doors to protect life and property. We would urge installers and specifiers to look at the merits of composite fire doors, as they can offer the best of both worlds – enhanced safety and functionality.”