Fire Door Inspection & Repair Services
Beechwood Joinery & Glazing provide a professional and expert fire door inspection service ensuring your building is safe and in line with regulations.
Fire doors save lives and properties. They are essential in all buildings to prevent the flow of smoke and fire, provide critical protection within a building such as escape routes, stairs and corridors and help provide a way for occupants to safely escape a building.
Beechwood provide a range of fire door inspection services that can ensure the doors on your building fully comply with all relevant regulations and are in the right condition to help protect lives in the event of a blaze.
Providing incredible protection and peace of mind.
Fire Door Inspection
There are a number of regulations which apply to both new and existing buildings across the UK.
In the case of new buildings, or those which include alterations, extensions or change of use, the appropriate Building Regulations apply.
Fire door inspection for New Buildings
Building Regulations are known as Approved Documents (or equivalent) and are available from the websites shown below. They are designed to help meet the minimum standards required for construction in the UK.
Because fire doors are functional items and are necessary in all buildings and structures, they are required to meet a number of different regulations such as sound, accessibility, ventilation, thermal efficiency and safety glazing as well as fire safety.
In addition to building regulations, fire doors may also be required to comply with other codes and standards to meet BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes criteria, as well as procurement requirements for responsible sourcing of materials such as those provided by forest certification and chain of custody required under CPET regulations, which apply to ALL projects undertaken by UK Government Public Sector and its agencies.
Fire door inspection for Existing Buildings
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or FSO, replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law and came into force in 2006.
The responsibility for fire risk assessment in all non-domestic buildings, including the common parts of flats and houses of multiple occupation, falls to the so-called 'responsible person'.
Under the FSO, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan. Further information on what you need to do when carrying out a risk assessment is available here.
The law applies to you if you are:
responsible for business premises
an employer or self-employed with business premises
responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
a charity or voluntary organisation
a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
providing accommodation for paying guests
Fire doors play a major role in the fire safety and protection of ALL buildings covered by the FSO and it is important that fire doors are inspected correctly and maintained in order to ensure compliance.
Failure to do so can place property and lives at risk and is likely to result in criminal prosecution.
Why do fire doors need to be regulated?
Fire doors are classed as a passive form of fire protection, as they are not electrically powered or need any sort of interaction to work – they only require routine maintenance checks as they are often regularly used. For example, if there is wear around the seals of the fire door or the hinges are unsuitable, this may disqualify your fire door from passing BWF Certification.
Having a fire door that is not properly fitted, renders it useless. Maintenance regulations ensure you can identify any potential problems and avoid risk.
Fire doors need to be regulated because aside from their safety benefits, they are still a functional and necessary part of a building.
Why Choose Beechwood Joinery & Glazing to Inspect and repair your fire doors.
Our friendly and experienced team are fully qualified to inspect and provide detailed reports and recommendations for you fire doors. Our team a fully trained and qualified through the fire door inspection scheme FDIS.