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Old fire door with diamond plate

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Guest JeremyJa

At our church we have a domestic style kitchen with gas hob and oven - with two metal hatches in two walls and a single door entry. The door has a diamond plate attached to it which has a red border and on the plate it says it is a fire door.

The building was constructed in the 1970s.

I have three questions.

1. Is this a real fire door?
2. Is a fire door in this position necessary?
3. If we decided to alter this door and make it a stable door with the two halves sealed to prevent draught, would this compromise the door in any way?

Many thanks for your help

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I cannot be totally certain without a survey but with two metal hatches it sounds like the kitchen has 30 minute fire protection and the door would need to be a fire door (FD30). The fire sign does not meet to days standards and should be similar to the one shown in the link below.

1. It is most likely to be a fire door.

2. It will be necessary.

3. You should not alter the door in anyway.


Is the door fitted with a automatic self closer?

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