Fire GuardsAre you looking for a fire guard or surround to keep your little ones safe? We have a wide variety of fire guards, fire surrounds and baby fireguards available to keep you and your family safe. Read More
Are you looking for a fire guard or surround to keep your little ones safe?
We have a wide variety of fire guards, fire surrounds and baby fireguards available to keep you and your family safe. Our selection are stylish, yet safe and practical to give you reassurance and provide a secure environment for both children and pets by creating a protective barrier from the danger of a heating appliance.
Keeping children and toddlers away from the fire can be tricky, even if you are in the same room. Give yourself peace of mind with a Safetots’ fire guard. Our range includes multi-panel fire surrounds and steel mesh fire guards. We also have a number of panel extensions so you can adapt your chosen product to suit your home.
Safetots fireguards and surrounds come with several features including a two-way accessible option and have been designed with your home in mind. Our fire guards come in a range of colours and styles to match almost any home décor. We also have fire surrounds from another reputable baby safety brand, BabyDan, as well as our very own Safetots ranges.
- What is the correct distance to place a fire guard from the fire?
- Do I need a Fire Guard?
- What are fire guards made of?
- Which Fire guard is best for log burners?
- Which Fire Guard is best, a traditional fire guard or a multi panel fire surround?
- What do fireguards do?
- What are fire guards?
- Are wooden Fire Guards Safe?
What is the correct distance to place a fire guard from the fire?
Each manufacturer will place a different recommendation on their instructions regarding this point. There is no set regulation, and Safetots recommend a common-sense approach. Prior to purchasing a fire guard, it is possible to turn your fire up to its maximum heat potential and make a judgement as to which distance from the fire the fire guard should be placed.
The steel mesh fireguards generally come out approximately 40-50cm from the wall. You may consider this not enough distance from the source of the fire, and therefore a multi-panel fire surround would be more suitable. Safetots always recommend placing the fire guard as far from the source of the fire as is both possible or practical. The most important consideration if using a multi-panel fire surround is to ensure your child is not able to reach between the bars (6.5cm in distance apart) to reach to the source of the heat.
Do I need a Fire Guard?
A fire guard is an essential baby safety item for families with young children who have any sort of fire in the home. A fireguard protects children from entering the hot zone and keeps them safe from potential lethal accidents, burns and general dangers of the fire. For the safety of young children, fire guards, fire screens and fire grates should be screw fitted in place to a structurally sound surface to prevent them from collapsing upon contact and for maximum safety.
Fire guards are non-toxic with a heat resistant coating making them safe to the touch should your child come in contact with your fire guard. Ultimately a fire guard is important in keeping your home and your family safe. Fire guards such as the Safetots Designer Fireguard, made from strong steel mesh with an encased top, prevent children from throwing items into the fire. A fire guard acts as a deterrent to children and averts them from going near to the fire. Fire screens and fire guards are suitable for all fires, gas, electric and log burners. Flex hearth gates can be angled as required and additional panels can be added, enabling them to fit most hearths and fire places large and small.
What are fire guards made of?
Fireguards are made from a simple and sturdy steel with a non-toxic heat resistant coating. Safetots Fire Guards and BabyDan Flex Heart Gates are made from a powder coated, heat resistant steel making them exceptionally safe should your child come in contact with any Safetots fire guard or BabyDan fire guard during use. The Safetots Designer Fireguard is made from a heat resistant steel mesh, a completely encased fire guard which benefits from holding back hot ashes and deters children from getting too close to the heat source. These heat resistant fire guards are the simple and versatile way of protecting children from the risk of life-long serious injury through burning.<
Which Fire guard is best for log burners?
Fire Guards, Fire Screens, and Fire Grates are suitable and recommended for all fires including log burners. Multi Panel Fire guards are available in a range of sizes to fit most spaces, with a standard gate size of 72cm and additional extensions to order in 20cm, 33cm and 46cm. With the ability to angle, adjust and increase the size, the Safetots Multi Panel Fire Surround is a versatile fireguard suitable to most log burners. Some of the most serious injuries in children are heat and fire related and fireguards are strongly advised particularly for families with open log fires and families with log burners
Which Fire Guard is best, a traditional fire guard or a multi panel fire surround?
Traditional mesh fireguards such as the Safetots designer fireguard, with its complete mesh body, will prevent hot, sparking ashes from burning floors and carpets around the hearth. With an encased mesh top it is an ideal solution in preventing children from throwing items into the fire. These original and more traditional fire guards provide maximum stability and provide a great solution for larger fire places and hearths. Multi-panel fire surrounds are versatile, they can be extended with panels of 20cm, 33cm and 46cm enabling bespoke size fire guards to be created for specific areas. With the ability to angle each fire guard panel, a fire guard can be created to fit a potentially awkward or unique space. Unlike the Safetots designer and Safetots original fire guard, the multi-panel fire surround has the benefit of a two-way opening door panel, enabling easy and safe access to any fire. The multi-panel fire guard door panel can be fitted to the side or front of the fire and more than one door panel can be connected if required providing additional versatility. It is recommended that all fireguards are fixed securely to a structurally sound wall for maximum security
What do fireguards do?
What are fire guards?
Are wooden Fire Guards Safe?
Safetots sell a range of wooden fire surrounds. Naturally if a product is made from wood, it is essential the fire surround is positioned at a sufficient distance from the fire to not react not only to open flames from a log burner, but also to the heat from any type of fire. There is not a set regulation to determine the exact distance a fire surround should be installed from a fire. Safetots recommend a common sense approad when installing a wooden fire surround. The first step is to recreate the maximum amount of heat from the fire before selecting where to install the fire surround. This will provide a guide of how close to the fire a fire surround could be positioned without reacting to the heat. Safetots always recommend placing the fire surround as far from the source of the fire as is both possible or practical.
If you are installing a fire surround around an open fire, is it vital you eliminate the risk of any debris being omited from the fire which could reach the fire surround. Using an additional spark guard will prevent any sparks or embers from reaching carpeted areas or the wooden fire surround.
The vertical bars in all fire surrounds are approximately 6cm apart. It is important to consider that a small child can reach through the vertical bars with an arm, and therefore any hearth or fireside tools are not reachable, and obviously the source of the heat is significantly beyond this distance.