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Panelled door fire upgrade kits

Product 38


Kits to upgrade panelled doors of various thicknesses to 30-60 minute fire doors

Not available to purchase online.

We need to ask you a few more questions and ensure this is the suitable product for your needs.

To order please call us on +44 (0) 1 304 842 555


Panelled Door Upgrade to Fire Door Rating

A comprehensive system for upgrading flat panelled doors to fire-rated doors. Consisting of an intumescent cloth with a 1mm thick fireproof card face and contact adhesive.

How the upgrade is achieved depends on the thickness of the door edge and the thickness of the panels.

  • If the edge of the door is 30mm or more and the thickness of the panel is 9mm or more, you can use our Product 42 intumescent paint for timber, Clear or White system.
  • If the panels are less than 9mm then you will have to use our card or veneered intumescent sheet material. For advice call us on 01304 842 555.
  • If the edge of the door is 30mm or more and the panel is 8mm or less, then apply to the room side only.

Furthermore, the intumescent card, ply and veneer all underwent a fire resistance test employing general procedures and criteria.  Fully tested to BS476 Part 22 (1987) on newly manufactured and old doors at UKAS-approved test centres. EN 1634-1:2000 & EN13501-2:2007 achieving 68 minutes integrity and 57 insulation.

Our products upgrade doors to Fire Door rating, in compliance with Building Control. Browse our full range of Fire Door products online.


– Intumescent cloth can be applied to existing panelled doors in order to upgrade them to 30 minute fire doors- Intumescent cloth can also be used between 6mm plywood panels if new doors are being made, giving 30 minutes of fire protection
– Used in conjunction with Product 42, this system can upgrade new or old standard doors to give them a 60-minute fire rating
– Fireproof card face is available in standard white or in a range of veneers – see Order References for our full range of finishes

Application Instructions

Because our upgrade kits must be applied in a specific way in order to achieve the specified fire ratings, we advise using the downloads available on the right-hand side of the page. Here, in-depth Application Instructions for the range can be found, arranged by individual coating, primer or top coat. The Technical Overviews summarise the recommended usage of the coatings, including spreading rate and drying times. COSHH data is also available to download.
Please contact our technical team for any further enquiries relating to the application or specification of this product.

Case Studies

  • Ace results for Cherrywood

    Door upgrading products used in  Paladian style Stanmer House in East Sussex.

  • A Quality Finish at Kilworth House Hotel

    Range of passive fire protection products used at Kilworth House Hotel.

  • Perfect Partners at Gosfield Hall

    Door fire protection products used at Gosfield Hall, Essex

  • Priceless protection at Thornham Parva Church

    Protecting the unique oak retable at Saint Mary’s Church.

Order References / Sizes

REF        ES/MP (1220mm wide)

For making new panelled doors.


ES/MP/900 (900mm wide) on a roll

ES/MP/FC3/2                                                        1000mm x 1220mm sheet (minimum 20 sheets)

ES/MP/FC3/3                                                        1220mm x 2000mm sheet (minimum 20 sheets)


ES/MP/V                Veneered sheet – Ash               1200 x 1200mm

Veneered sheet – White Beech*                      1200 x 1200mm

Veneered sheet – White Oak                            1200 x 1200mm

Veneered sheet – Cherry*                                 1200 x 1200mm

Veneered sheet – Pine                                      1200 x 1200mm

Veneered sheet – Sapele                                  1200 x 1200mm

*Check for availability – not a stock item




REF                                                                                                        310ml tube           ½ litre    1 litre     2½ litres                5 litres

IA            intumescent Adhesive

REF                                                                                                                                        ½ litre   1 litre     2½ litres                5 litres

TCA        Thixotropic Contact Adhesive (to adhere plywood)

(not available in tubes)

“Fire door – Keep Shut” self-adhesive label for the door (each).