Safe fire protection in an attractive design – Modern fire protection solutions from Hörmann

July 10, 2023

Picture 1: Hörmann offers new designs for aesthetic fire protection solutions: The fire-retardant and smoke-tight aluminium tubular frame object doors are now also available in five exclusive Decoral decors. These either blend harmoniously into the interior or provide an eye-catcher.

Fire doors and curtains are used in certain sections to create a connection within a building beyond structurally separated fire compartments. However, well thought-out fire protection concepts must often not only offer the best solutions in terms of function, but should also meet visual requirements, especially in prestigious buildings.

New equipment and design variants in Hörmann’s fire protection range provide architects, planners and the trades carrying out the work with further options. The focus is on modern, space-saving and particularly easy-to-install solutions.

Exclusive Decoral decors for fire-retardant and smoke-tight aluminium tubular frame project doors

Aluminium tubular frame object doors are used particularly frequently in properties such as hotels, hospitals, administrative and office buildings, because the compatibility of function and design is important there. Fully glazed aluminium tubular frame object doors provide, among other things, fire, sound and smoke protection with the greatest possible transparency.

Now, five exclusive Decoral decors have been added to the product range and offer new possibilities for aesthetic fire protection concepts. Sash-covering aluminium sheets on the inside and outside of the doors ensure an elegant door appearance. They are available in the decors Cement, Rusty Patina, Wild Oak, Stadelholz and Stadelholz Grey. The matching frame profiles of the doors are finished in the current trend colour Deep Black RAL 9005 as standard. The new Decoral decors are available for the T30 fire-retardant and smoke-tight tubular frame object doors in single and double-leaf versions. They give the doors a modern and special appearance that blends in harmoniously or provides an eye-catcher, depending on the architecture.

Photos 2.1 – 2.5: The leaf-covering aluminium panels for the inside and outside of Hörmann’s T30 and smoke-tight aluminium tubular frame object doors are now available in the five exclusive Decoral decors Cement, Rusty Patina, Wild Oak, Stadelholz and Stadelholz Grey (from left to right).

T30 aluminium tubular frame object doors in combination with burglar resistance and escape route function

Hörmann now also offers fire-retardant and smoke-tight aluminium tubular frame object doors with steel frame in combination with burglar resistance and escape route function. This is made possible by a design innovation: The T30 / RS aluminium tubular frame object doors, which are installed with steel frames, can now optionally also be equipped with glass retaining strips on the opposite hinge side. This means that the glass retaining strips are not accessible from the outside and therefore do not offer any attack surface in the event of attempted break-ins. In panic situations, the door can be opened outwards. This makes the combination of burglar-resistant resistance class RC2 and RC3 possible. The door solution is used, for example, in office buildings with different tenants who use a common stairwell, or is suitable for passage from the underground car park into residential and office properties. The installation of the aluminium tubular frame object doors with a robust steel frame additionally ensures a maximum passage width of the door. Compared to an aluminium tubular frame door with a frame, the door is up to 73 mm wider.

Fig. 3: The T30 Hörmann aluminium narrow stile doors in combination with steel frames can now be equipped with glass retaining strips on the opposite hinge side. This makes a version with burglar resistance and escape route function possible.

Integrated operating elements for fire-retardant and smoke-tight aluminium tubular frame object doors

Integrated operating elements are now also available for opening and closing Hörmann aluminium tubular frame object doors. The control elements are integrated directly in the jamb profile (face width 150 mm) of the doors and thus enable particularly fast and convenient door operation directly at the doorway. The integrated push-buttons are available for all aluminium tubular frame object doors. The individual cables for the door control are laid quickly and neatly within the profiles. Retrofitting to existing doors is also easy.

Fig. 4: Integrated operating elements in the profile of Hörmann’s aluminium tubular frame object doors enable door operation directly at the doorway.

FlexFire fire curtain in EI230 design

A few years ago Hörmann successfully introduced the FlexFire textile fire curtain to the market. In the event of a fire, it can be used to close large openings within a few seconds and temporarily prevent the fire from spreading. It is particularly suitable for installation situations with limited space, as the fire curtain requires significantly less storage space compared to sliding fire doors. The Hörmann FlexFire is now also available in fire protection class EI230. Designs in fire resistance classes up to E120 or up to EW60 are already possible, so that the FlexFire now meets almost all fire protection classes as a room closure and with radiation reduction.

Fig. 5: Hörmann’s FlexFire fire curtain integrates particularly inconspicuously and is especially recommended for large fire compartments in hotels, public buildings, offices or department stores. It is now also available in fire protection class EI230.

DryFix frame for steel fire doors

Hörmann also offers various steel project doors with fire protection requirements. In order to practically guarantee an optimal and durable door function, it is important to have a matching frame system. For a particularly simple, quick and clean installation of the steel project doors, the manufacturer has included the so-called DryFix frame in its range, with which T90 steel project doors can now also be installed. The frame, which is already backfilled with mineral wool at the factory, can be installed without mortar. This saves up to 50 % installation time, as both the mortaring and the subsequent drying and cleaning time are eliminated. The DryFix frame also ensures that the risk of soiling and damage to the frame or masonry is minimised during installation. The DryFix frame is particularly suitable for building in existing structures, as it can therefore also be retrofitted without any problems.

Fig. 6: The mortar-free DryFix frame from Hörmann is already completely prepared ex works and backed with mineral wool. This ensures particularly simple, quick and clean installation – now also for fire-resistant T90 steel project doors.

All Photos: ©Hörmann

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