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Can Sliding Pocket Doors be fire rated?

So can sliding pocket doors be fire rated?

Well, the simple answer is…….

Yes, sliding pocket doors can be fire rated!

Fire-rated doors are designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke and provide a safe means of egress in the event of a fire.


Sliding pocket doors are available in fire-rated versions, which typically have a higher fire resistance rating than standard sliding doors being set into the wall. The fire certification of the sliding pocket doorset will depend on the door core material used, the thickness of the door, and the sliding pocket door kit’s design.

It’s important to note that fire-rated doors must be installed and maintained correctly in line with manufacturers tested detailing in order to meet building regulations to ensure their proper function in the event of a fire.

If you are considering installing fire-rated sliding pocket doors, it’s a good idea to consult with the sliding pocket door manufacturer for best practices and correct detailing.  As well as that, seeking advice from a building inspector or fire consultant, especially on a multi-story development is very important to ensure that the doors meet all relevant requirements.