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Internal vs External Fire Doors

The Distinctions

For over a decade, Drywall Systems Construction Ltd, a leading Bournemouth-based company, has been transforming the architectural landscape by prioritising safety and efficiency. Our company thrives on offering an array of solutions, including the installation of fire drywall, heat resistant drywall, and the ever-important, fire doors. Today, we shine a spotlight on two quintessential products—internal and external fire doors.

The primary duty of a fire door—be it internal or external—is to prevent the spread of fire and smoke, thereby securing lives and property. Despite sharing this primary goal, they are not created equal. Understanding the differences is key for effective firestopping construction, ensuring both safety and compliance with regulations.

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Internal Fire Doors: Unseen Heroes

Internal fire doors play a vital role in any building’s safety system. They are specifically designed to contain fire within a single compartment, giving occupants more time to evacuate and preventing the fire from rapidly spreading throughout the building.

Constructed with an amalgamation of materials, including fire drywall and heat resistant drywall, these doors are typically fitted within the building. They are rated according to their resistance to fire, typically ranging from FD30, holding fire for 30 minutes, to FD120, offering resistance for up to two hours.

At Drywall Systems Construction Ltd, we understand the critical role these doors play in a building’s safety. Our dedicated fire door installation service in Bournemouth ensures not only top-notch quality but also compliance with all safety regulations.

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External Fire Doors: Your Safe Exit

Unlike internal doors, external fire doors are designed for exit and entrance purposes. They are the last line of defence, providing a safe exit route while keeping the fire contained within the structure. Made to endure more intense fire conditions, external fire doors often have a higher fire-resistance rating.

An external fire door is usually more robust and weatherproof, fitted with heat-resistant glazing to remain functional even in the face of a severe fire. At Drywall Systems Construction Ltd, one of the leading drywall companies, we offer a comprehensive range of robust and efficient external fire doors, meeting various aesthetic and safety demands.

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Fire Door Installation: Ensuring Safety

Fire door installation is a meticulous task that should be handled by professionals. An improperly installed fire door can drastically reduce its efficacy, rendering it virtually useless in a fire situation. Therefore, it is crucial to hire trusted and experienced drywall companies for this task.

With our extensive experience in fire door installation, we at Drywall Systems Construction Ltd strive to provide Bournemouth and its surrounding regions with unparalleled service. We assure an installation process that is compliant with all safety regulations, giving you peace of mind knowing that your building is prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.

Firestopping Construction: A Holistic Approach

Our dedication to safety extends beyond fire doors. Firestopping construction is a multi-faceted approach that involves the use of various materials and techniques to prevent fire spread. This includes the application of fire drywall and heat-resistant drywall, specially designed to withstand high temperatures and limit fire propagation. Our expertise in firestopping construction allows us to deliver comprehensive solutions for your buildings, combining robust fire doors with superior quality drywall, ensuring optimal safety and efficiency.


    Understanding the difference between internal and external fire doors is essential in fire safety planning. While they share the same primary goal of containing and preventing fire spread, they serve different functions within a building’s safety design.

    When looking for fire door solutions in Bournemouth, make the wise choice with Drywall Systems Construction Ltd. Our broad range of services, from fire door installation to complete firestopping construction, makes us your one-stop-shop for all your fire safety needs.

    With Drywall Systems Construction Ltd, you can always expect the best quality products, expert installation, and unwavering commitment to your safety.

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