Fire Doors and Compartmentation
Efficient fire doors are integral to any passive fire protection and compartmentation strategy in both residential and commercial buildings. As well as preserving crucial escape routes, they offer protection for occupants against the spread of smoke and fire. However, despite fire doors being one of the critical components of a fire protection strategy, they are frequently misused. This reinforces the need for regular maintenance and periodical inspections, to ensure that their condition adheres to all current legal requirements for fire safety legislation.
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Compliance with Fire Door Regulations
Every component of a fire door is subject to regulation under Fire Safety: Approved Document B and following incorporations. One of the most important requirements in the UK, for instance, is that fire doors have a resistance time of 30 minutes or higher. For more specific information regarding fire door regulations, consult our article ‘What are Fire Doors and How do They Work?’
CLM Fireproofing are thought-leaders in fire protection for the construction industry. We’re committed to sharing knowledge to ensure correct installation and maintenance, giving clients additional guidance as they navigate the journey towards compliance. We know what it takes to adhere to current fire regulations and safety measures, whilst delivering projects of the highest quality.
Fire Door Surveyance
Fire door surveyance is a trained qualification and a fundamental aspect of our service. Our team of accredited door fitters understand compliance requirements down to the finest detail and can be trusted to offer accurate information. For instance, many fire doors have excessive gaps around the frame that can undermine their ability to block the passage of flames and smoke.
Fire door remediation is more complex than installation and requires an array of specialist skills. We will determine whether your fire door needs to be remediated or replaced, and will work in a way that exemplifies our commitment to technical proficiency, regulatory compliance and customer service.
Residential Fire Door Installation
CLM Fireproofing has formed a specialist division to address the specific needs and concerns of councils and local authorities. Now more than ever it is paramount for those responsible to invest in effective fire protection for tower blocks and residential flats, and this includes regular inspections, maintenance and repairs for fire doors.
Our team conducts rigorous fire safety audits and will work with landlords and property owners to rectify incorrect installations, so that all fire doors comply fully with building regulations. We will work with the utmost consideration of tenants and occupants, especially those who may be considered vulnerable. To find out more, take a look at our guide to residential and commercial fire door regulations.
Fire Door Inspection and Remediation
Remedial works are an effective way to guarantee compliance whilst reducing costs associated with replacement. Our team will inspect your fire doors for signs of damage, including holes, misalignment or material degradation and also check that the ironmongery fitted to the door is fully adherent to the correct standards. We act as a trusted independent body, carrying out impartial risk surveys with a rigorous understanding of building regulations and industry best practice.
We will then compile an inspection report including costs before carrying out all the necessary repairs to achieve fire door compliance. We aim to provide the best service and value for our clients, therefore fire door remediation will always be our first port of call. We will only recommend that damaged doors be replaced when absolutely necessary for compliance with safety standards.
Flexible Fire Door Installation and Repairs
As part of our ‘one stop’ fire door installation and repair service, CLM Fireproofing has its own dedicated van, which is utilised for response callouts. This van acts as a mobile workshop for commercial projects and contains all the materials needed to fix and install fire doors. Our specialists can upgrade fire doors to meet varying specifications such as custom finishes and acoustic requirements.
Our construction professionals will arrive on-site before carrying out all required work in the confines of our van. Then, following a quick and fully compliant installation, we will remove all waste so the site is left just as it was before we arrived. We pride ourselves on our considerate approach to customer service, so clients can be assured that tenants or occupants will not be disturbed by fire door maintenance or installation.
Intumescent Fireproofing Specialists
Intumescent strip fitting is key to curtailing the spread of smoke and fire. This involves placing a seal around a fire door that expands when exposed to heat. When combined with cold smoke seals, intumescent seals are a vital means of defence, usually offering between 30 and 60 minutes of fire resistance. As part of our remediation services, our teams can help procure the correct intumescent seals to bolster the resistance of your building’s fire doors.