• Where do I need to have fire doors in my house?

    By im@rk

    We supply all our fire doors made to order in Standard and Bespoke sizes.

    We can supply FD30 1/2 Hour fire doors and FD60 1 hour fire doors.

    Fire door Regulations:

    On the 6th April 2007 regulations relating to fire doors were modified.

    NEW BUILDS
    Before the rule change, all doors of habitual rooms leading to the staircase in 3 storey dwellings needed to be SELF CLOSING FIRE DOORS. This meant that most doors would fall in to this category. The main exceptions would be ensuite bathrooms and cupboards.

    With the new regulations fire doors are still required, but the doors do not need to be self closing. The full government report can be found here

    EXTENSIONS ON EXISTING DWELLINGS
    On extentions involving a 3rd floor it will no longer be good enough to make your existing doors self closing where required. They will in fact need to be replaced by actual fire doors. These new fire doors like the new build regulations will not need to be self closing. You will need to have fire doors on all habital rooms leading to the staircase, same as the new build regulations

    See These Links that may be of use:

    http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/assets/explaining_fd20s_factcard_13.pdf  – opens new window

    http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/publications/fact-cards – opens new window

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