We are a family owned and operated business that has led the way in joinery and has been supplying quality products to the construction industry for over 70 years. Our extensive of products and expertise is the preferred choice of many architects, housing developers, and contractors.
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Watch firedoor testing
Higgins fire doors are rigorously tested and audited on a regular basis.
Fire doors are intricate life-saving systems that serve as a barrier between individuals and potential danger during crucial moments. The door’s performance is dependent on its intumescent seals, which expand when exposed to heat, and compatible components such as hinges, door closers, latch intumescent, smoke seals, and frame.
Testing involves exposing the door to extreme heat levels in a furnace. Technicians check for heat transfer by extending the intumescent seals at 3 minutes and measuring the gap, which should be around 3mm all the way around the door.
When selecting a fire door, it is important to pay close attention to the frame-to-wall gap. This area is often a weak point in the door’s design and improper installation can lead to significant issues.
1. Stock received is organised and added to our workflow
2. Our high-performance CNC Machine cuts out the doors
3. Our spray shop adds required colour
4. Components are added to the door with intumescent and smoke seals positioned.
5. Fire rated glass is added
6. Higgins seal of approval positioned
7. Doors are hung
8. Doors are tested manually for final sign off
9. Final preparation for delivery
10. Door ready for use
Protecting lives and property with trusted fire door products
We are committed to quality, protecting lives and property. John J Higgins is a trusted source for fire door and fire door set certifications. We prioritise rigorous certifications program to ensure that our products perform as intended, protecting lives and property.
Smoke control test for door
& shutter assemblies
Hardwood Timber Doors
GRP Composite Doors
Duraflex PVCu Window
Secured by Design License
Fire Door Inspection Failure: What It Means for Your Project
Thousands of buildings have failed fire door inspection, in fact 75% of fire doors failed to meet the required standards, putting lives at risk in the event of a fire
Is yours one of them?
Regular inspection and maintenance is key to ensuring your fire doors remain fit for purpose throughout their lifespan.
With more than 70 years of experience in the fire safety industry, John J Higgins offers a comprehensive fire door inspection service to identify and rectify any issues with your fire doors before they become a safety hazard.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Choices of Veneer
- FD30 44 MM
- FD60 54 MM
Choices of Colour
- Any colour
What to ask your professional
Have you a credited installed employed?
Have you the right tools and knowledge?
Have you enough team members present? (Fire doors can be extremely heavy)
What type of wall its going into?
Is your door fit for purpose?
Cons of fire doors
Installation- doors are heavy and hard to install
Fire doors take longer than normal doors to create
Fire door installation
Step 1 – Threshold preparation
Step 2 – Positioning the doorset in the aperture
Step 3 – Lock jamb packers
Step 4 – Opening the door leaf to install fixings
Step 5 – Wall fixings in hinge jamb
Step 6 – Wall fixings in lock jamb
Step 7 – In process checks
Step 8 – Fitting and adjusting the door closer
Step 9 – Lineal gap sealing
Step 10 – Backfilling material and capping with intumescent mastic
“Grenfell council apologises for not installing fire doors that could have saved lives”
“Grenfell Towers doors could only hold back fire for 15minutes”