Skip to main content

Get in touch

Firewall Passive Fire Protection

Dawber Williamson Ceilings Ltd

Unit 2, Carmel Park, Saltmarsh Court, Priory Park East, Hull, HU4 7DZ

01482 328766

Fire door with flames

Fire Doors

Regulation 10 is now enforced in England. All fire doors in residential buildings over 11m need to be inspected four times a year.

Every component of a fire door is subject to regulation under Approved Document B and following incorporations. In January 2023, regulations changed to give landlords and building owners more ownership over the safety and integrity of fire doors. For example, communal fire doors must be inspected at least every 3 months and Front Entrance Doors (FEDs) should be checked on a yearly basis.

Why Fire Doors Are Essential for Building Safety

Fire doors in corridors and stairwells are essential for stopping fires from spreading within a building, and an essential part of maintaining the integrity of the fire compartments within the building. When maintained regularly and to a compliant standard, fire doors also are key to keeping fire within one area, giving the fire service time to attend and extinguish a fire, should one occur.

In response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, the government introduced various reforms to overhaul fire safety in the UK, especially in high-rise buildings. Some of the latest regulations of fire door compliance can be found in:

We are fully accredited, third-party inspectors for both fire doors & fire stopping compartmentation surveys. Specialised in delivering intrusive or non-intrusive inspections in occupied buildings, provides our clients with all the information needed to make informed decisions on how to maintain remediation and repair solutions ensuring there fire doors keep to there original intended condition. 

During a fire door inspection our technicians inspect each component of the fire door assembly including:

  • Door leaf
  • Door frame
  • Door closer (self-closing devices)
  • Hinges
  • Intumescent door strip and cold smoke seals
  • Glazing (vision panels)
  • Locks and levers/handles
  • Fire safety signage
  • Hold open devices
  • Gaps around the doors and threshold gaps
  • Panic hardware devices for external final fire exit doors

Upon completion of fire door and final fire exit door inspections, a report is produced detailing the condition of each door and listing the areas of non-compliance, which in turn creates a register for future on-going inspections.


IMG 8218 256dc596 35d8 4751 bbb9 1c330ca3db74 DSC 5304

Retail & Leisure | Passive Fire Protection | Fire Barriers | Fire Stopping | Fire Doors | Passive Fire Survey

Lazaat's Hotel & Conference Centre

View project
Rofin 7 Laboratory with suspended ceiling

Commercial | Fire Stopping | Fire Doors | Passive Fire Survey

Rofin

View project

Public Sector | Passive Fire Protection | Fire Stopping | Fire Doors | Passive Fire Survey

Osbourne Police Station - Hull

View project
0 1 1jfif FSP 5

Public Sector | Passive Fire Protection | Fire Stopping | Fire Doors | Passive Fire Survey

Beverley Police Station

View project
Firewall Fire Stopping at Lace Housing Firewall Fire Stopping at Lace Housing 2

Public Sector | Passive Fire Protection | Fire Stopping | Fire Doors | Passive Fire Survey

Lace Housing - Scunthorpe

View project

Public Sector | Passive Fire Protection | Fire Stopping | Fire Doors | Passive Fire Survey

St Mary's Square Apartments - Gloucester

View project

We’re here to help. Send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

Get in touch