A bit of history relating to Shaker Style Doors:
Shaker furniture is a very distinctive style of furniture developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers they were a religious sect that had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. Their beliefs were reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs.
Shaker doors have taken the simplicity of design and style and brought those attributes to the modern home to provide a stylish finish.
The production of furniture was a core business for the New Lebanon Shaker community by the 1860s, the production of well-made "ladder" back or turned post chairs proved popular.
The typically minimalist design and woven (webbing) seats were fast and easy to produce. Furniture built and used by the New Lebanon "believers" is exhibited in the Shaker Retiring Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The furniture, acquired in the 1970s, and Shaker textiles are considered among the finest Shaker collections in the world.
About Fire Rated Doors:
Fire safety is a huge concern for many of our customers, and installing fire doors can be an important requirement for landlords and business owners alike. But a fire door isn’t just a check in a box; they are fundamentally important in protecting buildings, livelihoods and, of course, lives, numerous fire door regulation blogs within this site offer practical help and advice.
We can advise you with regards to the variables including dimensions within our fire doors sections, get the correct doors for your project.
All of our fire doors are fully accredited.
Double fire doors are shown only as a visual indication as to how they might look in situ. However, the accreditation relates only to an individual door, please check this is suitable for compliance in your particular location.
Regulations - Need to know:
Read More: Why do I need to fit fire doors?
We currently stock two different fire-rated doors: FD30 and FD60.
Your budget and your situation will typically dictate the type of fire door you should install.
- FD30: Glass, panelled and flush are usually between 44-45mm.
- FD60: The one hour fire-rated doors are normally 54mm.
Construction and Installation:
The material from which the fire door frames are constructed (for example, softwood, hardwood, or MDF), as well as its section sizes, must comply with the required standards. What’s more, essential hardware (ironmongery) must have its own individual test evidence to prove fitness for purpose.
Most fire-rated door cores in the UK consist of any one of a number of materials, the actual product construction with some having a timber framing around the core and with a surface veneer while others have a lipping (measuring between 5-20mm).
For a fire-rated door to be truly effective, it must be fitted with approved intumescent strips.