As a leading door manufacturer in the UK, we’re here to not only inform you of the importance of fire doors in terms of safety, but to also ensure that you comply with UK fire safety regulations.
We recommend installing fire doors in any areas which are most at risk of fire in your private/residential property. Most commonly, a kitchen, or any other room containing a significant amount of electrical equipment and appliances or other flammable items should be enclosed using a fire door.
UK building regulations stipulate that in modern domestic buildings, fire doors are required in buildings with 3 or more storeys as well as in 2 storey properties between the main house and integral garages.
Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
HMOs refer to properties that have 3 or more occupants that aren’t a family, such as a block of flats.
Larger HMOs (3 or more storeys that share amenities) will need to obtain a licence from the Local Council Housing Department to prove that the property meets fire safety standards.
In order to become licenced, fire doors must be fitted in all rooms that lead off the protected route identified by a responsible person. Bathrooms are not included as one of these rooms, however those with electric heaters or gas boilers present may require a fire door.
A detailed fire risk assessment is required in all commercial properties to determine how to minimise and eliminate risks.
A safe route must be created so that in the event of a fire, any person in the affected area is able to escape quickly and easily. Fire doors then need to be installed to isolate this area, as well as installing other suitable fire detection equipment such as smoke detectors.
Determining the safe route will be carried out by someone who must also provide fire signage and notices, emergency lighting as well as necessary fire fighting equipment.
All modern commercial properties now have fire doors fitted as standard due to extensive building regulations that have been put in place in the UK.
After Your Fire Doors Are Fitted
Your fire doors should always be installed by accredited installers (Q Mark / Firas) who have the correct Certification to back this up, they must also be regularly inspected and maintained in order to prevent any damage that may occur over time, ensuring that they continue to perform to the highest standard.
We hold Primary test evidence and are able to offer fully pre hung Doorsets together with factory fitted suites of ironmongery working in line with all our fire certifications.
For all residential, HMO and commercial enquiries, get in touch with our team of experts.