In multifamily housing, which encompasses buildings or complexes with multiple separate residential units, our collaboration with the upscale project 50 LEO, crafted by EMBARC Architects, stands out. The primary focus of this project was to merge stringent safety standards with sophisticated design, ensuring each unit in this multifamily setting not only meets fire safety requirements but also retains an air of luxury. The installation of self-closing door hinges in these fire doors is a prime example of this commitment, balancing safety compliance with aesthetic elegance.

self closing fire door hinges

Compliance with NFPA80 Fire Code for Residential Buildings

Self-closing door hinges for fire doors are designed to fulfill NFPA 80 standards, which mandate self-closing devices on doors in high-rise residential buildings. For a multifamily house like 50 LEO, selecting a compliant yet aesthetically pleasing solution was paramount. With a 3-hour fire rating, robust security, and a refined appearance, self-closing door hinges were the ideal fit for the project’s fire-rated doors.

self closing fire door hinges


The self-closing door hinges for fire doors also offer a range of standard commercial template sizes, from 4 x 4” to 6 x 6” spring hinges, all fire-rated. Custom screw patterns are available for specific project requirements.

Elevating Aesthetics with Functional Design

While multifamily housing presents unique challenges and opportunities in design and functionality, self-closing fire door hinges not only meet these challenges but also provide a wide range of finishes that enhance contemporary decor. For 50 LEO, the powder-coated satin matte black was chosen to augment the residence’s upscale ambiance. The black finish paired with a stainless steel barrel presents a refined appearance, aligning with 50 LEO’s design.

self closing fire door hinges

Beyond matte black, the heavy-duty stainless steel hinges are available in various appealing Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) finishes. Options include Satin Stainless Steel, Satin Brass, and Dark Satin Bronze. These finishes are well-received by professionals in architecture and design, suitable for luxury commercial or residential spaces.

Waterson Heavy Duty Commercial Door Hinges

Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional and outstanding features:

        • 3hr Fire Rated- UL Listed
        • Commercial Grade
        • 304/ 316 Stainless Steel
        • Aesthetically Pleasing
        • Fully Speed & Force Adjustable
        • ADA Compliant
        • Interior and All-Weather Exterior
        • ANSI A156.17 Grade One