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Want to know the difference between Fire Rate Doors vs Fire Certified Doors? Check out our blog post explanation below!
Almost all workplaces have a fire risk assessment and these do tend to look at fire doors however, they only try to indentify obvious issues with the door such as the fire door not shutting or there are missing seals, they’re not an in depth look at the door. A fire door survey will look in detail at the existing fire doors and determine whether they are compliant and how they can be improved. A report will then be issued highlighting all aspects of the door.
If a fire door has been repaired, it can no longer be classified as a certified fire door. A fire door survey will look at a variety of points including the construction of the door, do the hinges conform, does the fire glass have the correct markings, are the seals adequate and more.
After a survey, a full detailed report will be provided highling any required improvements.
Fire doors must be able to resist fire and smoke for a specific period of time. This is usually 30 or 60 minutes long and the level of fire resistance required will depend on the location and use of the building.
Suitable materials must be used when manufacturing fire doors such as timber or steel, and must be fitted with appropriate seals to prevent the spread of smoke and fire.
When installing fire doors they must be installed correctly and with suitable fire tested hardware. These include hinges and closers, to ensure they work and coinside with the level of fire resistance the door and frame can withstand.
Fire doors must be maintained in good condition and be checked reguarly to ensure they continue to provie the required level of fire resistance. Any damage or defects must be repaired promptly. Recommended servicing schedules include quartly or every 6 months although annual inspections are not uncommon.
It’s important to note that fire door regulations and standards remain the same in all situations however, your responsibilities may vary depending on the specific building and its intended use which can be found in your fire risk assessment for the building. Therefore, we recommend that you consult a qualified fire safety professional to ensure that your fire doors comply with the latest guidance and governance set forth by the Government.
1. It is recommended that Fire Doors have 3 sets of hinges for each door leaf to maintan the integrity of the door due to it’s weight. These door hinges must be fire rated.
2. Glazing within a Fire Door must be fire resistant.
3. The gap between the door and frame should be 2-4mm.
4. Fire Doors should be fitted with signs on both sides of the door, especially if they’re a set of two doors.
5. Fire Doors should all be fitted with a Fire Door closer.
6. The Fire Door frame should have the same rating as the Fire Door, ideally they would be purchased together to ensure this.
7. Intumescent strips and cold smoke seals should be fitted to the top and sides of all door leaves to prevent the spread of smoke and fire.
8. A Fire Door retainer such as Dorgard can be fitted to legally ‘hold’ open the Fire Door.
We offer a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied with your doors
All doors and entrance systems manufactured by us come with a 2 year warranty as standard
We offer part exchange on your old doors for our new doors
We can fit your doors & windows or you can install them yourself (ideal for trade partners & installers)
Inspection: During our inspections we ensure that your Fire Door, Door Frame and Hardware are compliant with up-to-date regulations to certify compliance. Our Fire Door Surveys are carried out to BM Trada Standard who are the leading Fire Regulation Certification Body and is the only creditation service who are accepted by Government and MOD.
After Inspection: After our thorough in-depth assessment of each individual door, a detailed and comprehensive report is written that outline the condition of each door provide a summary of what is required to ensure everything is compliant.
We will then provide a quote to rectify any identified issues. Quite often your fire risk assessment for the building will need to be referred back to so it’s a great help if you can send it to us in advance meaning we can give a refined solution.