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Fire Door Maintenance

Our experienced door engineers are experts in fire door maintenance and can ensure that your doors are compliant with fire regulations.

All fire doors should be installed according to the regulations and specifications of the local building and fire codes, relating to the jurisdiction in which the door is located. When a fire door fails, it is usually due to a part of the door not being up to code. For example, too large a gap at the bottom that might allow carpeting will also allow too much smoke to filtrate.

The main purpose of a fire door is to hinder smoke filtration through hallways and other areas, such as stairways. Thereby allowing people to exit through other doors or wait for help.

It is not always necessary to replace a damaged or non-compliant fire door, for example if the gasket or seals require replacement. However, if there are holes, parts missing or the door doesn’t fit properly in the frame, the door should be replaced and a new one installed that is compliant with today’s fire door regulations. Our certified fire door engineers are qualified to undertake full repairs to ensure that the integrity of the door is not comprised.

There are also a range of cost-effective techniques and products that can increase the life of the fire door and therefore reduce maintenance costs.

Key areas for fire door maintenance are:

  • Hinges
  • Air transfer grills
  • Door closes and door hardware
  • Glazing
  • Surface quality – no holes
  • Intumescent strips
  • Signage
  • Door leaf gaps and threshold gaps
  • Light leaf and frame damage
  • Seals and gaskets are operating properly
  • No modifications have been made to the door which would compromise its integrity

Our team will inspect the door and advise on the best course of action and make remedial works where possible.