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Guest Tom Morgan

Hi

I’m a joiner and I’ve been asked by a client to fit a pair of fire doors to a kitchen service hatch in a care home which is 1.5m wide by 0.5m high. They’ve been asked to have this fitted following an insurance inspection (I think) Has anyone ever heard of this before and are there any concerns people have?

Surely it would need to have door closers on it in which case it wouldn’t work as a service hatch? Also if I just cut a fire door blank down to make two small doors would that would mean that only one would have an ID tag on it?

I’m thinking the only real solution is some kind of roller shutter that is fire rated and connected to the alarm.

Would greatly appreciate any advice, thanks

Tom

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You can fit FR purpose build doors or shutters just surf for "fire resistantant serving hatch doors" and I am sure you will find what you need. Its a normal situation they are used generally in commercial premises.

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Whilst the shutter is the more modern approach, there are plenty of existing premises where FD30 hatch doors are fitted, the 'keep fastened shut when not in use' approach is used.

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