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Fire Resisting Door Survey

Fire Resisting doors are a critical part of a building’s built-in fire protection, preventing the spread of smoke and flames from one area to another. For the safety of your building, fire doors should be inspected every six months, and findings kept on record. If the doors cannot achieve their intended fire resistance due to damage or wear and tear, building or home insurance may be deemed invalid in the event of a fire.

Fire door surveys are rather like an MOT for your fire doors. Our third-party accredited door engineers carry them out, and we compile a complete and detailed report on all findings. We then supply you with the information you need to ensure your doors are compliant or how they can be improved where necessary.

Why Are Fire Doors Necessary?

Fire doors are a necessary fire protection measure that should be maintained like any other life safety system in a building. Fire doors act as shields to slow down the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building. This not only protects lives but also protects the building structure and neighbouring properties. 

In addition to various design codes, standards, and guidance documents, we advise companies to check their fire doors regularly; failure to do so can dramatically increase the threat level should a fire occur.

Since detecting drastic failings of passive fire protection in various building fires such as the Grenfell Towerthe Milan Residential Tower fire, and the Sheffield Bird Sanctuary disasters, suitable checks of passive fire protection has been significantly highlighted.

30 Second Fire Door Checklist

Does the door close soundly against the frame?
Are intumescent strips and/or smoke seals present and in good condition?
Is the edge of the door or frame damaged?
Does the latch engage properly?
Are there any gaps larger than 3mm between the frame and the door?
Is the gap at the bottom of the door greater than 10mm or 3mm on a smoke control door?
Are there a minimum of three hinges and do they look in good condition?
Does the door have the correct signage on it?
If there is glazing in the door, does it look in good condition?
Does the door closer (if fitted) close the door properly from all angles?
Is the door wedged or stuck open?

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20-22 Wenlock Road
London
N17GU

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+44 019  7733 0206

Get in touch

20-22 Wenlock Road
London
N17GU

Call Us


+44 019  7733 0206