Fire doors are a critical component in the safety of residential and commercial buildings, offering protection against the spread of fire and smoke. As such, it is crucial for property owners, architects, and contractors to understand the legal requirements surrounding fire doors in the UK. By ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations, we can maintain a safe environment for occupants and protect lives and properties.

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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 outlines the legal framework for fire safety in the UK, including fire doors. With the introduction of the Fire Safety Act 2021 and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, the obligations of responsible persons have been clarified and expanded, particularly for multi-occupied residential buildings with storeys over 11 metres in height.

Under the new regulations, responsible persons must undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors in common areas and annual inspections of all flat entrance doors on a best endeavour basis. These checks are designed to ensure that fire doors are in good working order and capable of providing adequate protection in the event of a fire.

To guarantee the effectiveness of fire doors, they must undergo rigorous certification and testing processes. Third-party accreditation plays a vital role in ensuring the quality and reliability of fire doors in the UK. Property owners and managers must ensure that fire doors are correctly installed, maintained, and inspected according to best practices and guidelines.

At London City Fire, we recognise the importance of fire doors in safeguarding lives and properties. Our expert team is well-versed in the latest UK regulations and building codes, ensuring that we provide top-notch fire door installation, maintenance, and inspection services. Our commitment to quality and safety means that we only work with certified fire doors and components, offering peace of mind to our clients.

Investing in high-quality fire doors and regular maintenance is not only a legal requirement but also a crucial element in ensuring the safety of building occupants. By partnering with London City Fire, property owners, architects, and contractors can be confident that they are fulfilling their responsibilities and maintaining a safe environment for everyone.

Don’t leave the safety of your building to chance; trust London City Fire for all your fire door needs. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you in navigating the complex world of fire door regulations and building codes, ensuring that your property is compliant and secure. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive fire door services and how we can help protect your building and its occupants.

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