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Where Fire Doors Need To Be Installed

As a leading door manufacturer in the UK, we’re here to not only inform you of the importance of fire doors in terms of safety, but to also ensure that you comply with UK fire safety regulations.

Private/Residential Properties

We recommend installing fire doors in any areas which are most at risk of fire in your private/residential property. Most commonly, a kitchen, or any other room containing a significant amount of electrical equipment and appliances or other flammable items should be enclosed using a fire door.

UK building regulations stipulate that in modern domestic buildings, fire doors are required in buildings with 3 or more storeys as well as in 2 storey properties between the main house and integral garages.

Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

HMOs refer to properties that have 3 or more occupants that aren’t a family, such as a block of flats. 

Larger HMOs (3 or more storeys that share amenities) will need to obtain a licence from the Local Council Housing Department to prove that the property meets fire safety standards.

In order to become licenced, fire doors must be fitted in all rooms that lead off the protected route identified by a responsible person. Bathrooms are not included as one of these rooms, however those with electric heaters or gas boilers present may require a fire door.

Commercial Properties

A detailed fire risk assessment is required in all commercial properties to determine how to minimise and eliminate risks. 

A safe route must be created so that in the event of a fire, any person in the affected area is able to escape quickly and easily. Fire doors then need to be installed to isolate this area, as well as installing other suitable fire detection equipment such as smoke detectors.

Determining the safe route will be carried out by someone who must also provide fire signage and notices, emergency lighting as well as necessary fire fighting equipment.

All modern commercial properties now have fire doors fitted as standard due to extensive building regulations that have been put in place in the UK. 

After Your Fire Doors Are Fitted

Your fire doors should always be installed by accredited installers (Q Mark / Firas) who have the correct Certification to back this up, they must also be regularly inspected and maintained in order to prevent any damage that may occur over time, ensuring that they continue to perform to the highest standard.

At Pendle Doors, our fire doors can be manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 specification and are available in paint grade, veneered, laminates

We hold Primary test evidence and are able to offer fully pre hung Doorsets together with factory fitted suites of ironmongery working in line with all our fire certifications.

For all residential, HMO and commercial enquiries, get in touch with our team of experts.

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Fire doors are extremely important, they will prevent a fire or smoke from spreading across a building. They also keep the fire contained, this gives anyone the chance to get out and the fire service to put the fire out before it becomes out of control. In short, fire doors save lives.

Pendle manufacture fire doors in our manufacturing facility in Manchester, and they go through a rigorous testing process. This is essential to the safety of everyone where the fire door is installed. Fire Doors that meet UK regulations save lives.

Our fire doors can be manufactured to FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 but what does this mean? The 30, 60, 90, 120 are the minutes of fire protection that the door provides.
If for example, you are in an NHS building the fire doors within the NHS will hold back the spread of a fire for a minimum of 30 minutes. Manufactured Fire Doors for the NHS are vital to protect patients, staff, visitors, equipment and the building.

If you are working with the healthcare industry the fire doors are a critical safety feature, they maximise the time for occupants to evacuate to a safety point.

Any environments are tough on doors, but in particular the healthcare sector. These doors have people coming through them all day, every day and damage will happen. Anything from a crack, a dent can prevent the fire door from being as effective. These damages can also hold germs and compromise hygiene in a healthcare setting.

If you have fire doors that need to be repaired or replaced then you can contact us by calling 01254 870850.

Also, remember the below rules:

During last year’s fire door safety week The British Woodworking Federation released the following 5 steps to check a fire door is safety compliant.

• Look for labels or markings that show the door is third party certificated and has traceability back to the original manufacturer.
• Check that the door is marked correctly with the appropriate signage and that it closes tightly against the frame.
• Ensure that the door or frame has the fire and smoke seal, and that the door closes correctly with an even gap all-around of about 3mm.
• Check the fire-rated hinges are fitted firmly in the door and that there are no missing screws.
• Make sure the door is not damaged or ever wedged or propped open.

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With 63 years’ worth of knowledge in the manufacturing industry, we are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of modern and contemporary doors. We understand that a door serves a great purpose whether that be safety or security. Throughout Pendle it gives us pleasure to be able to offer high-quality, British-made doors to all of our customers.

Our door sets are specifically designed to fulfil a purpose whether that is in a commercial or residential settings. They can serve security, resistance to fire, noise reduction and for healthcare purposes. We are able to provide every door with a polished chrome handle as standard but they’re also available in a variety of finishes if requested.

Our Certifications

We are certified to offer products as FSC Mix 70% and actively work with BM TRADA. Our goal is to maintain an environmentally friendly working environment for our employees. We aim to protect the environment and ensure that products provided to our customers are in support of responsible forest management.

Our fire doors are made to meet Certifire requirements, this provides our customers with confidence of where their product has come from and that it’s guaranteed to meet the required fire ratings. All aspects of our fire doors are tested and approved by Certifire.

We are a certified Q-Mark BM TRADA fire door manufacturer, which allows us to offer a wider range of options for fire door applications. Also, we are able to offer fire rated PAS24 doorsets under the Q-Mark BM TRADA scheme.

All of our internal and external doorsets for new builds have been manufactured here have been awarded an SBD (Secured By Design) membership. Secured By Design is an official police security initiative that requires we have our doors tested to a high level in the security industry.

Bespoke Timber Doors and Screens

We offer our Mortice and Tenon bespoke timber doors for both internal and external application. They are supplied in a range of designs and available in various Softwood and Hardwood Timbers, all doors are tailor made. We guarantee our methods of construction ensure the performance and longevity of the door. With a team of highly qualified joiners on our team we can manufacture bespoke timber screens to the most exacting specifications. We design and construct all of our hand made screens to suit every individual requirement.

Defender Doorset Range

Our fully certified PAS24 Secure By Design external timber doorsets with an FD30 fire rating available if required. We can supply the external timber doorsets with fanlights and sidelights which have been tested with the doors to achieve full certification. All of the doors can be taken primed for finish on site or factory finished in any standard RAL Colour. The Q-Mark BM TRADA approved PAS24 doorsets are tested with a weather proof mobility threshold, TS008 letterplate, and metal rain deflector. We supply them with a Winkhaus multi-point locking system, door viewer and door chains if required which adds that extra bit security to the door.

Triple ‘S’ Range

We manufacture fully compliant PAS24 flat entrance doorsets with an FD30 and FD60 fire ratings to be provided to meet our customers requirements. They are available in a range of veneer’s and laminates or supplied fully factory finished, they can even be supplied primed for site finishing. These PAS24 doorsets are Q-Mark BM TRADA approved and tested with a hardwood threshold, a 32dB acoustic performance and a Hoppe Atlanta handle.

Guardian Fire Door Range

Every fire door which meets the UK’s regulations and is correctly installed saves lives. So we place all of our doors through a rigorous testing process which is vital to ensure the safety of those using the fire door. Each fire door can be manufactured to a FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 specification. They are available in various paint grade, veneered, laminate and Acrovyn finishes. We offer them with fully glazed apertures together with factory fitted suites of ironmongery. Working with Warringtonfire we are able to comply with all fire certifications.

Healthcare Door Range

With our understanding of current legislation, we can assure you that our Healthcare Range meets all standards required in a medical environment. We supply Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) doors, these doors are classed as severe duty and are manufactured specifically to suit medical environments. They are tailor made to optimally serve the environment they are installed in. We have completed many projects including mental health units, clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities. As well as HTM doors we offer X-Ray purpose made doorsets which are available in various thicknesses of lead dependent on the specification required, providing a barrier against radiation.

Soundwave Range

Our acoustic doorsets are manufactured to the db rating suitable for areas where sound isolation/privacy is required in accordance to technical specifications supplied by our clients. These doorsets are available in a variety of finishes and are supplied as a doorsets including frame, door and seals.

 

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We are super proud of our team at Pendle, out of the 192 nominees for the People’s Choice award at the North West Family Business Awards, we reached the top 10 and went on to win. None of this would be possible without our fantastic team, customers and suppliers so we’re saying a big thank you to you all.

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Correctly installed fire doors that meet UK regulations save lives. That’s why every door we create must go through a rigorous testing process that is vital to ensure the safety of those using the fire door.

We manufacture our bespoke fire rated range to withstand building regulations set out by the government. Our high quality and high function fire doors offer top levels of fire retardancy, which is key to saving many lives.

September is the month where the industry pays special attention to the importance of fire door safety. With hundreds of fire related fatalities every year the message of fire safety has never been so important to talk about. By purchasing and installing good quality fire doors throughout the required building you are helping to stop the potential threat of fires spreading.

Whether your desired fire door is destined to be used within a commercial building or residential environment, your fire door must be fit for purpose. This is why at Pendle Doors we provide ongoing testing to ensure we are on top of our game when it comes to safety.

During last year’s fire door safety week The British Woodworking Federation released the following 5 steps to check a fire door is safety regulations complaint.

• Look for labels or markings that show the door is third party certificated and has traceability back to the original manufacturer.

• Check that the door is marked correctly with the appropriate signage and that it closes tightly against the frame.

• Ensure that the door or frame has the fire and smoke seal, and that the door closes correctly with an even gap all around of about 3mm.

• Check the fire-rated hinges are fitted firmly in the door and that there are no missing screws.

• Make sure the door is not damaged or ever wedged or propped open.

For more information about our fire rated doors please contact the team 01254 870850.

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