Accordion Fire Door - FireGuard Case Studies
Restaurant in London
The restaurant shared a single space with a retail outlet, but compartmentation was required between the two purpose groups. Closing off the restaurant area with sets of hinged fire doors would have been a physical and mental barrier to customers approaching the restaurant, and would have destroyed the light open, airy feel of being connected to the retail space and its view onto the streetscene beyond.
A FireGuard door was installed leaving the spaces connected, allowing customers the freedom to see and drift into the restaurant area at will and maintaining the view and natural light. The FireGuard door sits discreetly in a pocket, providing the compartmentation and closing automatically when needed.
Hospital in the West Midlands
The hospital was having a major extension built forming a large double height open entrance space flooded with light. The reception area was adjacent, but within the footprint of the existing building and compartmentation was required on the boundary between the new and existing areas.
The solution to avoid the reception being hidden away and closed off from the new entrance facility was to install a FireGuard door and open up the compartment wall and connect the two spaces visually and physically, but maintaining the necessary fire protection. The outcome is an unqualified success.