Fire protection

Fire Doors

We offer a total fire safety solution for fire doors. Our specialist team of engineers can supply, install, inspect and repair your fire doors.

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WHAT IS A FIRE DOOR?

A fire door is a door that is specifically designed to slow the spread of fire through a building. It does this by delaying the passage of fire, heat, and smoke from one part of the building to another. Fire doors are an important part of any fire safety plan. Any inspection carried out on a building will include conducting fire door/fire exit tests.

Fire doors represent an important control measure for a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment, every building must have them installed.

Fire doors vary in their composition, with some being made from a combination of materials including:

  • Timber
  • Gypsum
  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Borosilicate or Ceramic Glass Sections
  • Anti-Shattering Wire Mesh

The door leaf and door frame must both meet regulations set by a governing body e.g. The British Woodworking Federation (BWF). Fire doors are able to keep flames at bay for at least half an hour.

 

  • FD30 – 30 minutes of fire protection
  • FD60 – 60 minutes of fire protection
  • FD90 – 90 minutes of fire protection
  • FD120 – 120 minutes of fire protection
What is a Fire Door

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OF FIRE DOORS FAIL INSPECTIONS

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of fire door failures are due to improper installation

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of FDIS inspectors have seen an increase in demand for inspections

frequently asked questions

anything you need to know

There are no stupid questions when it comes to protecting your business. If you can’t find the answer to your question get in touch and talk to one of our specialist consultants.

IS IT OKAY TO WEDGE A FIRE DOOR OPEN?

While it might seem like a good idea to use a wedge to keep the door open, it’s actually not advisable and could lead to significant fines. Wedges can interfere with the door’s ability to close properly, which could put you and your family or colleagues at risk in the event of a fire.

If you need to keep a fire door open, there are other ways to do it that are much safer. You can install a door stop or holder, which will allow the door to stay open without putting anyone in danger.

What's the difference between internal fire doors and external fire doors?

Internal Fire Doors

Internal fire doors are designed to serve the purpose of creating and protecting an escape route and to prevent the spread of fire throughout the building.

Often these are found in:

Kitchens
Catering Facilities
Stairwells
Storage Areas

External Fire Exit Doors

Fire exit doors are an external door which purpose is to allow a quick exit whilst not being accessible from the outside of the building. These doors can be left open if required and don’t have to be fire resistant.

ARE FIRE DOORS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT?

Legally, all non-domestic properties are required to install fire doors. Building operators in England and Wales must appoint a responsible person to manage fire safety regulations as set out by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RR0/FSO).

The RRO/FSO states that any fire-resisting doors and escape doors must be correctly installed and adequately maintained in order for them to be fit for purpose. It is advised in BS9999 that all fire doors are inspected every 6 months.

If, after a fire, it is found that you haven’t met your legal duties, you could be fined or even imprisoned as a result.

Where are fire doors required in the UK?:

Legally Required to Install Fire Doors

Businesses
Commercial Premises
Public Buildings
Residential Flats
Houses of Multiple Occupancy

NOT Legally Required to Install Fire Doors

Private Homes, Domestic Properties

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SERVICES

What we Offer

At OHEAP, we offer a total fire safety solution for fire doors and our specialist team of fire door engineers can supply, install, inspect and repair your fire doors.

Our team will carry out thorough inspections, where we will identify any issues with the door leaf, door frame, furniture, and surrounding elements.

After we’ve carried out our inspection, we will give you a complete, no-obligation, report of our findings with a breakdown of what needs to be done. If you are happy to proceed, we will then carry out any repairs or replacements all of which will comply with appropriate British and International Standards.

We can supply brand new BWF-certified fire doors in a range of sizes, styles, and finishes to suit your property and our certified Fire Door Engineers at OHEAP can also install these throughout your property.

INSPECTIONS

Our team will carry out thorough inspections, where we will identify any issues with the door leaf, door frame, furniture, and surrounding elements.

REpairs

After we’ve carried out our inspection, we will give you a complete, no-obligation, report of our findings with a breakdown of what needs to be done. If you are happy to proceed we will then carry out any repairs or replacements all of which will comply with appropriate British and International Standards.

Installations

We can supply brand new BWF-certified fire doors in a range of sizes, styles, and finishes to suit your property and our certified Fire Door Engineers at OHEAP can also install these throughout your property.

Accessories

From door handles to door closers, we can advise and supply the best accessories and hardware to ensure your doors are usable and compliant. 

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At OHEAP Fire & Security we’re big believers in sharing knowledge. Equipping our clients with useful information is an important part of our strategy to educate our clients on how to protect their business. 

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Is It Okay To Wedge a Fire Door Open?

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