Keys4u locksmiths are here to help you comply with fire safety legislation by providing inspection, remedial repairs and installation of your fire doors.
When you are refurbishing or replacing fire doors, you can’t take chances or shortcuts.
We can help the ‘responsible person’ comply with current legislation regarding their fire doors.
With help from us on your fire doors, you can concentrate on the other aspects of your fire safety measures.
We cover London and the surrounding areas.
We carry out a thorough inspection of the current state of your fire doors, make a report to you and recommend any necessary remedial work that you may need. We supply products that are approved and accredited by the FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme) and have the expertise required to give you the best advice possible. We will also examine the doors with regard to your building’s compartmentation.
If you have fire doors or door furniture which need and are suitable for repair, we can carry out the work for you keeping the current fire door rating.
If you need replacement or additional fire doors, we can do this quickly and efficiently using certified products and accredited installation techniques complying with the updated BS 8214 code of practice.
We provide a detailed inventory and written report of the recommendations and work undertaken which you keep as part of your regulatory requirements.
Keys4u locksmith fire door services are experienced professionals in passive fire protection and compartmentation.
We do not promote any specific manufacturer so that we are free to advise our clients on the best products for their needs.
We ensure that the products we recommend or supply comply with your legal obligations under Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and building regulations.
Keys4u is a proud member of NAPFIS (Nationwide Association of Passive Fire Installers and Specifiers). This membership means that our work is independently assessed so that you can be sure that it complies with British Standards and the various laws about fire doors.
Our prices are very competitive.
In the event of a fire, it is vitally important to limit how quickly it moves through a building. Indoor fires spread incredibly quickly. Smoke could engulf a room within a couple of minutes, and start to spread to adjoining places after about 3 minutes. Temperatures also rise quickly, and when the flames reach the ceiling, temperatures of about 550℃ are soon reached.
Fire doors are an essential part of your fire defence strategy. Installed and used correctly they can slow or prevent the progress of fire and smoke, giving vital time for evacuation of a building and for Emergency Services to attend. They also offer a safe exit for the occupants of the building.
Fire doors are specifically designed to retard the progress of fire and smoke. They come in different categories or ratings of protection which signify the length of fire-retardant time they provide. The door category needed will depend on the type of building, its function, and where the door is located in the building.
You can have FD30 doors which resist for 30 minutes, all the way up to FD240, which incorporate zinc plated steel and provide resistance for 4 hours. This rating does not only apply only to the door itself but also includes the hinges, frame, seals, glazing etc. Fire doors should comply with the various parts of the BS 476 standard fire tests, specifically BS 476-22 and BS 476-31.
Fire doors either have a solid or hollow core, and there may be framing or lipping around this core. There are seals around the door and any other gaps. These seals swell when exposed to heat, and they block fire and smoke penetrating beyond the door.
Doors typically have a painted or wood-effect veneer finish, and there is an option for glazing. There are also mandatory items of door furniture which must also be fire rated.
For help and advice on fire door inspection, repair or replacement, please contact Keys4u locksmith.
Responsibilities of property owners concerning fire doors
You should make sure that you inspect your fire doors regularly to confirm that they are fit for purpose. BS 9999 is a British Standard Institution code of practice which sets out the best practice framework for fire safety. BS 9999:2017 is the latest update of this standard and, in Annex 1, recommends six-monthly inspections for all fire doors. This inspection is additional to routine checks for ease of opening on a daily or monthly basis, depending on your doors’ closure system.
If you own or operate a business in England or Wales, you need to comply with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, in which fire doors are an essential part. You can download the booklet from HM Government here. This law is often called the ‘Fire Safety Order’ and came into effect in October 2006.
The Order not only applies to businesses. Property owners are subject to Order 2005 including landlords and managing agents of rented properties. All commercial properties will need a fire and safety inspection, and during this inspection, you would be advised about any possible requirement for fire door installation. You should know that fire doors are a legal requirement for flats which have communal areas. You can find more information about fire doors in buildings other than domestic houses in HM Government Building Regulations 2010 Fire safety: Approved Document B.
Homeowners may, in some circumstances, also need a fire door; for example, in homes more than two storeys high a fire door is required to separate off the stairwell from other rooms except toilets and bathrooms. Fire doors are also mandatory for loft conversions and integral garages.
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No. Your door has to be serviced by a professional with the appropriate insurances and accreditations. The professional who services your door should adhere to British Standards and have their work audited by third-party certification schemes. Keys4u locksmith Fire Door Services is qualified to undertake this work.
No. Fire doors have to be fitted with closers to make sure they shut after people pass through. The only exceptions are if you have an automatic release for the door or a ‘swing free’ device, activated by the fire alarm, which shuts the door when a fire is detected.
Although a competent carpenter could fit a fire door, the work should be carried out by a professional who is accredited by the FDIS to ensure that it is safe and complies with current Building Regulations. Keys4u locksmith Fire Door Services has the necessary accreditation.
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