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 Tower, the Milan Residential Tower fire, and the Sheffield Bird Sanctuary disasters, suitable checks of passive fire protection has been significantly highlighted.