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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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