Where are smoke protection doors required by law?
Smoke protection doors are required by law in various buildings, enterprises and certain public facilities. According to DIN 18095, they must ensure a free and, above all else, safe escape path. In recent years, it has been shown that the most common and greatest danger is the progression of smoke, not heat, in the event of a fire. The doors produced for this function are made in accordance with applicable standards. Your specialist retailer can also provide suitable accessories, such as profile cylinders, wall plug packages or screws or fittings approved by building authorities. Generally speaking, doors for smoke protection must be labelled as such at the factory. Before they are sold, they must comply with DIN 18095, since this was implemented by building authorities and applies Germany-wide.
Can smoke protection doors be upgraded?
Yes, using a suitable retrofitting system makes it very easy today to retrofit an existing fire protection system with smoke protection functionality. Before this is done, however, relevant building authorities must be contacted in order to plan each step.
A smoke protection door can ensure that dangerous smoke is retained for as long as possible in the event of fire. This allows people to leave the building easily without having to wear protective equipment. Using a special retrofitting system, you can easily upgrade existing fire protection systems into a smoke protection door. However, you must speak with the relevant building authorities to go over each planned step. The doors are produced in accordance with applicable standards and must meet certain requirements.
A special seal on three sides and the floor seal adapted to the particular application securely prevents the penetration of smoke. State-of-the-art door technology guarantees convenient automation and reliable safety. Teckentrup doors are used in private, public, and industrial areas. Single-family homes and large apartment buildings also enjoy our protection, along with clinics, cinemas, businesses, offices, parking garages, and schools.