Fire doors

Fire door services

Fire door services

Fire Door Installation Awareness certificate awarded 19/02/2022. 
Most of my experience with fire doors has been in hospitals and offices in London, York and Nottingham and Birmingham. I occasionally get asked to service fire doors or install replacement fire doors after they have been surveyed by the person in charge of Health and Safety of a particular building or their Fire Officer.

If you own, manage or operate a business, you need to comply with fire safety law. The main law is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or “the Fire Safety Order”. It applies across England and Wales and came into force on 1 October 2006.

The Order applies to almost all buildings, places and structures other than individual private homes – that’s individual flats in a block or family homes. Other places covered by the Order include shared areas in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), blocks of flats and maisonettes.

It’s mandatory to carry out a detailed assessment identifying the risks and hazards in a commercial premises. By law, if you are responsible for the premises, you need to make sure that a Fire Risk Assessment has been completed by a competent person. Additionally, your Fire Risk Assessment must be recorded if you have a total of five or more employees or your business has a licence under enactment in force. The responsible person for the premises is also required to:

  • Consider who may be especially at risk.
  • Eliminate or reduce the risk of fire as far as is reasonably practical.
  • Provide general fire precautions to deal with any risk.
  • Take additional measures to ensure fire safety where flammable or explosive materials are used or stored.
  • Create a plan to deal with any emergency and where necessary record any findings.
  • Maintain general fire precautions, and facilities provided for use by firefighters.
  • Keep any findings of the risk assessment under review.

Fire door replacement Ravenswood Community Primary School

The school wished to have a solid face door replaced with one that included a vision panel. A suitable ash veneered FD30 was sourced and installed with new cold seal stirps, new grade 13 hinges, an intumescent surround for the existing lock and the door closer adjusted.

Fire door and fire wall , The Stephenson Centre, Ipswich

I was asked to install a fire door and fire wall to a second floor under the instruction af an architect. A difficulty was the the exposed roof timbers were not vertical and the floor was not level. 3 mm gaps were acheived all round the door using appropriate components. 15mm Fireline plasterboard applied to 100mm x 47mm Ridgeon studs.  The customer was to plaster and decorate the wall faces.

A replcement fire rated entrance door to an appartment, Harwich, Essex.

I was asked to change a non fire rated doorset to one that was. The supplier was Just Value Doors offering a Certifire certificate 5705. I used Utile strips 660 kg/m3 to set up intumescent packers from The Stormflame Group and fixed the frame with 152mm x 7.5 Torx fixings. The data required a minimum of 17 fixings I used 21. Blue60 foam was used to seal the unit and then trimmed on the external side.

6 fire door upgrades for Fevaca (supported housing) |Haddenham, Cambridgeshire.

6 Doors needed to be replaced for certified fire doors. I always cover the room with a combination of plastic sheeting and cotton diust sheets. The doors were fitted with cetrtified components incliding DIN locks with an intumescent wrap including the forend of the lock. 4 cylinders with thunbturns had individual keys with a master to all 4. The other two doors had pull handles and push plates.

Fire door upgrade and servicing for WinMil Supported Housing, Ipswich.

Carpentryworks Ipswich offers fire door maintenance, servicing, upgrades and renewals as part of our carpentry portfolio. We were asked to install 15mm intumescent strips to the doors on an electrical cupboard by WinMil. The pair of doors were also adjusted so that brush seal touched adjacent surfaces. 

Various fire doors fitted in London hospitals - Guys, St Thomass' and Moorfields.