‘Essential’ fire door hardware are those items that are indispensable to the correct performance of the fire door, including:
- Air Transfer Grilles
A fire door can only be tested and certificated with all its essential hardware components in place. Some certification bodies will only provide certification to a complete fire door assembly if they have been fitted with third-party certificated hardware – for instance, this is the case for the Warringtonfire Certifire certification scheme. In all cases it is crucial that the fire door is fitted with the essential hardware as listed on the fire door certificate and supporting documentation.
When it comes to ‘Non- essential’ hardware, such as viewers and kickplates, it is also the case that the fire door certification and supporting documentation needs to be reviewed to ensure compatibility.
Fire door seals and smoke seals are also essential requirements and are covered separately – click here to visit the dedicated fire door seal page.