Why Are Fire Doors Important?

September 28, 2021

When someone says the words ‘Fire-doors’ it is quite a common mistake to only think of Fire-Exit Doors. There are hundreds of different types of Fire Doors that are available in the world so it is not right to think of only Fire-Exit Doors. While Fire-Exit Doors can be limited in terms of uses and application, Fire Doors can be used in a variety of different ways and places.

So What Exactly Are Fire Doors?

A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating (sometimes referred to as a fire protection rating for closures) used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe egress from a building or structure or ship.

Understanding Fire-Resistance Ratings

Fire doors are given a fire-resistance rating, and are usually made of a combination of glass, gypsum, steel, timber and aluminium. They are designed to be kept closed, and any gaps between the wall and the door must be filled with a fire resistant sealant.

Some fire doors have windows in them, which can be made from wire mesh glass, liquid sodium silicate, ceramic glass or borosilicate glass. Wired glass is usually fire-resistant, and liquid sodium silicate is primarily used to insulate heat.

The experts at Gujrat Steel totally understand the importance of having a safe, robust fire exit that allows you and those in your building to exit the premises quickly and safely should an emergency situation arise.

Our fully trained, fully qualified teams can install an array of fire doors in any property, offering superb service from advising you on the right door for you to the installation of the door itself.


Fire doors are not necessarily noncombustible. It is acceptable for portions of the door to be destroyed by combustion during exposure to fire as long as the door assembly meets the fire test criteria of limiting temperature on the non-fire side of the assembly. This is in accordance with the overall performance goal of a fire-rated door to slow fire propagation from one fire rated compartment to another for only a limited amount of time, during which automatic or manual fire fighting may be employed to limit fire spread, or occupants can exit the building.

Fire doors are made from a range of different materials such as timber or steel. Despite not being fire resistant, timber is used as it has a very predictable char rate, depending on the density and the moisture content timber generally has a char rate of 0.5mm per minute for hardwood and 0.7mm per minute for softwood.

The Types of Fire Doors We Manufacture

Protecting your loved ones and your valuables has never been easier with our exclusive range of fire-resistant steel doors and fire-resistant metal doors. Made according to your needs and requirements, our fire-rated metal doors are especially developed keeping your safety in mind.

All the doors we provide are manufactured in Gujrat Steel’s state-of-the-art facility in Karachi. We also supply fire-resistant frames as part of our range of fire rated doors.

For all of your door manufacturers’ needs, choose Gujrat Steel!

Our range of Fire-Resistant Doors includes:


Our range of Fire-Exit Doors includes:

  • Fire-Resistant Single Door
  • Fire-Resistant Double Door
  • Fire-Resistant Frames
  • Fire-Resistant Push Bar handle

In Conclusion

Take advantage of the achievements gained through more than 70 years of experience. By using Gujrat Steel Pvt. Ltd. fire-resistant doors, you are assured of decades of quality, protection and safety. Gujrat Steel Pvt. Ltd. fire-resistant doors meet the standards set by the Pakistan Engineering Council and are strictly in design production with UL standards and service according to ISO 9001 requirements.

Don’t compromise on your safety and reduce the loss of life and property.

To find out more about this range of products, contact us via email at [email protected]. You can also call us at 021-35686412 or visit our showroom at 183 A.M. Shahrah-e-Iraq, Saddar, Karachi.