Introduction to Fire Doors
Over time fire doors are subject to wear and tear that means they are no longer in a condition to perform at the required level. We use our expertise and the knowledge of our expert partners to recognise and highlight these problems and provide a solution to bring the doors back up to standard in order to provide optimal protection for building occupants.
We provide solutions wherever possible that avoids the need for replacement door sets therefore keeping the costs to a minimum for our clients, along with carrying out the works in such a way that it causes minimal disruption.
However from 23 January 2023, the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a legal requirement for responsible persons for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England with storeys over 11 metres in height to:
- undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors (including self-closing devices) in the common parts
- undertake (on a best endeavour basis) annual checks of all flat entrance doors (including self-closing devices) that lead onto a building’s common parts.
The regulations also require responsible persons to provide to residents of all multi-occupied residential buildings with two or more sets of domestic premises (that have common parts) information on the importance of fire doors to a building’s fire safety.
It should also be noted that responsible persons for residential buildings below 11 metres in height have a duty to put in place general fire precautions in these buildings, this duty includes making sure that all fire doors – including flat entrance doors – are capable of providing adequate protection.