Fire doors form an integral part of a building’s fire protection system, serving to prevent fire and smoke from spreading throughout the building. In addition to preventing fires from spreading to other parts of the building, fire doors allow occupants to evacuate safely and give firefighters valuable time to put out the flames. 

When utilised in combination with other fire protection tools, such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers and smoke control systems / AOV they can help reduce property damage, lower the risk of injury or fatalities, and ensure the safety of building occupants. 

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Polyteck is a leading provider of fire doors services in London, committed to ensuring the safety of residential, commercial, and public properties. At Polyteck, we have a strong focus on providing top-notch services that cover the installation, maintenance, inspection, and repair of both internal and external fire doors. Our team of skilled professionals is certified by BAFE and Kitemark, ensuring that our services are compliant with UK regulations.

Fire doors are crucial in preventing the spread of fire and smoke, keeping people and property safe. They contain the fire in a specific area, allowing occupants to evacuate and firefighters to act. Beyond protecting against injuries and fatalities, fire doors also safeguard assets like data, inventory, and property. Neglecting to install or maintain fire doors can result in fines and legal liability. Polyteck ensures proper installation, inspection, and maintenance of fire doors to keep your property and life safe from potential disasters.

Fire Door Installation

Proper installation of fire doors is essential for their effective functioning in containing fires and safeguarding buildings and their occupants. Poorly installed fire doors can compromise their functionality, allowing smoke and flames to spread and putting lives and property at risk.

Polyteck’s fire door installation approach begins with a comprehensive assessment of a building’s fire protection needs to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards. The installation process adheres to best practices and is performed by experienced professionals to guarantee the correct installation and functionality of fire doors.

Polyteck instals various fire door types, including steel and wooden doors, glazed doors, and sliding doors, chosen based on specific building and occupant requirements. At Polyteck, we take the installation of fire doors seriously. Our team of highly qualified employees follows a thorough and professional approach to ensure the proper placement and testing of all door components, including hinges and closers. By doing so, we guarantee a functional product that will protect buildings and occupants from the devastating impact of fire. Trust us for your fire door installation needs in London.

Fire Door Maintenance and Repair

Keeping fire doors in good working order and meeting the required standards requires regular maintenance. Performing regular maintenance can help identify problems early and prevent the need for expensive repairs or replacements.

Signs that a fire door needs repair include visible damage to the door or frame, such as cracks, holes, or warping. In addition, doors that are not closing or latching properly, or have broken seals, may also need repair. A door that has been painted over or modified in any way may not be up to code and require repair.

To maintain fire door standards, Polyteck offers PPM services. Fire door installations are regularly maintained by our skilled team to ensure they are functional, compliant, and up-to-date.

As a result of planned preventative maintenance (PPM), potential issues can be identified and resolved before they become serious, enhancing fire doors system safety and saving money in the long run.

Polyteck offers specialised and comprehensive reactive maintenance services around the clock, ensuring top-notch and efficient solutions for both residential and commercial properties. Our team of qualified engineers and expert tradespeople brings their wealth of experience to each project, making us a top provider of building maintenance solutions.

Fire Doors Upgrades

There are several compelling reasons to consider upgrading fire doors:

  • Enhanced fire safety: By upgrading fire doors, you can improve the fire resistance of your building, making it safer for occupants.
  • Compliance with regulations: Upgraded fire doors ensure that your property meets the latest fire safety regulations, reducing the risk of legal penalties.
  • Cost-effective protection: Upgraded fire doors can minimise damage caused by fire and smoke, potentially saving money in repair costs.
  • Improved peace of mind: By upgrading fire doors, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have taken proactive steps to protect your property and occupants.

Polyteck offers fire door upgrades, such as:

  • Replacement of old or damaged doors with new ones.
  • Installation of fire door seals and other enhancements to improve the performance of existing doors.
  • Upgrades such as hinges and handles, to improve functionality and durability.

Fire Doors Compliance

According to the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 as of January 23, 2023, all multi-occupancy residential buildings in England with storeys over 11 meters in height are required by law to have quarterly inspections of all fire safety doors (including self-closing mechanisms) in common areas. In accordance with the rules, all flat entrance doors (even those with self-closing mechanisms) leading to communal parts of the building must also undergo annual inspections.

At Polyteck, our skilled employees specialise in conducting professional fire door inspections to assist you in attaining and verifying compliance with fire safety regulations.

At our company, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in fire safety. We conduct comprehensive fire door surveys to ensure that your fire safety systems meet the prescribed standards.

Polyteck takes responsibility for approving fireproof doors that are in the process of installation, and we pride ourselves on producing top-notch reports that set the industry standard. Our comprehensive reports highlight all the relevant issues and provide you with detailed information on the compliance status of your fire safety systems.

We understand the importance of being available when our clients need us the most. That’s why we operate 7 days a week, catering to businesses of all sizes.

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Frequency Asked Questions

What are fire doors?

Fire doors are specially designed fire-resistant doors that can withstand the elements and delay the spread of fire through and within buildings. The fire door is an essential part of a passive fire protection strategy. 

Certified fire doors are distinguished from regular doors by a few features. One is the fire-resistance rating (FD), providing the length of time the doorset and its materials need to withstand smoke and fire – the most common ones ranging from 30 to 120 minutes. Most internal fire doors are fitted with expandable intumescent strips (or seals), filling the gap between the door and the frame, thus preventing smoke from entering the premises. 

Where are fire doors required in the UK?

In 2005, the British government passed the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requiring all commercial property owners to install fire doors. All non-private premises have to appoint a “responsible person”, such as the facilities management company, to install, maintain and inspect internal and external doors under Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations (England and Wales).

Should fire doors be kept open or closed at all times?

The purpose of a fire door is to protect the premises in case a fire erupts. A fire door should remain closed at all times to serve as an effective barrier against fire and smoke. Propping internal or external fireproof doors open is illegal unless they are fitted with fire door retainers. External doors sometimes use a safety device linked to a fire alarm that will close the door when triggered.

Benefits of Choosing Polyteck for Fire Doors Services

  • At Polyteck, your peace of mind is our top priority when it comes to your fire doors. With our BAFE and Kitemark certifications, you can trust that your fire doors are in competent hands, meeting the highest quality and safety standards.
  • Our team holds the highest certifications for installing, servicing, and maintaining fire safety equipment, ensuring that your fireproof doors are always up to date and compliant with relevant regulations.
  • With years of experience, our expert team performs regular maintenance and testing to minimise the risk of malfunction and increase the effectiveness of your fire safety measures.
  • Polyteck offers cost-effective pricing for doors installation. We prioritise the safety of all occupants by ensuring that your fire doors are always in good working order.

fireproof doors play a crucial role in protecting against the spread of fire, allowing occupants to evacuate safely in case of an emergency. By investing in professional fire doors services at Polyteck, you are taking proactive steps to safeguard your building and its occupants from the destructive effects of a fire. 

We invite you to explore all of our Fire & Safety Services in London to discover how we can help keep your building and its occupants safe.

Don’t compromise on fire safety; let our experienced professionals help ensure that your fire doors are up to the task.

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