Fire doors and their installation are a fundamental part of a passive fire protection system. They are designed to stop the spread of smoke and fire between fire compartments.
Given a fire door’s function within a building they are also significantly more susceptible to damage and general wear and tear than other elements of passive fire protection. If fire doors are not maintained properly or replaced at the end of their useful life this could cause a breach to the fire compartment. This would mean in the event of a fire it does not function correctly.
Adaston are third party accredited through the FIRAS scheme to inspect, restore and install new fire doors and frames. With National coverage the Adaston fire door team are highly experienced at working on all types of fire doors including healthcare, multi storey residential, schools, student accommodation and mental health.
Fire door surveys
A survey will comment on the condition of the door, its thickness, sill gaps, intumescent strips, smoke seals and whether hinges, locks and latches are bypassed.
A full intrusive survey includes the removal of architrave to assess the suitability of the fire doors’ frames and the sealing to the walls. Depending on the type of building you are responsible for and who occupies it, this will influence the frequency of fire door inspections required. Some buildings, such as schools and hospitals, are subject to heavy traffic and the doors have a hard time, often being subject to repeated misuse. BS9999 recommends six monthly inspections and includes guidance on some of the main inspection criteria but remember that you are responsible for ensuring an adequate inspections and maintenance routine is in place.
Adaston have a tailored fire door inspection process which identifies any non-conformances with current legislation and regulations.
Where any non-conformances are noted we can work with the building stakeholders to implement the most cost-effective remediation solution.
Fire door installation and restoration
All works we perform on fire doors, whether restoration or installation, are certified through third party accreditation under the FIRAS scheme.
Where it is deemed appropriate our team of accredited joiners will repair the fire door and certify the work performed. Any components replaced will be in accordance with the required regulations and details provided so O & M manuals can be updated accordingly.
If a repair is not possible and a replacement fire door is required, then considering the use, environment and fire rating, we will source the appropriate door. Our accredited joinery team will then complete the installation and provide certification.