Fire doors are part of a building’s passive fire protection system and consist of a complete door assembly encompassing ancillary products. Fully certified fire doors installed by third-party certified installers are essential in the buildings fire strategy for fire compartmentation.
From planning to post-installation, Lantern Fire Prevention provides a one-stop solution, encompassing a breadth of products, and tackling the majority of passive fire-related issues.
Fire Door Remedial
Lantern Fire Prevention look at the 9 main points what makes a fire doorset and there are a number of repairs which are acceptable.
Where a proposed repair is covered by an Accepted Repair Technique the repair may be undertaken, then normal maintenance conducted on the doorset.
Fire Door Maintenance
Fire safety provisions must be maintained in suitable condition and working order.
Appropriate maintenance is necessary to ensure that a fire door will work correctly whenever it is required to do so, Pro-active maintenance is a cost effective approach to fire safety, and inspection, repair and adjustment is required ASAP after installation (maximum 6 months – BS9999 guidance), then 6 to 12 monthly intervals depending on use maybe more frequently in very high traffic areas.
Lantern Fire Prevention undertake a comprehensive 22 point inspection check on each of your existing fire resisting doorsets as required by the RRFSO.
Fire Door Installation
We offer a huge range of standard and bespoke fire doors and fire doors sets, Fire doors are an important part of a building’s passive fire protection system.
Our range of products and services includes everything you need to complete a third party certified fire door system, from standard and bespoke fire doors, doorsets and glazed screens, to vital components such as fire and acoustic seals, vision panels and timber frame.
Installed by our skilled joiners who follow our 5 point installation process, supported by the manufacturer’s installation guidance, assessments, industry-accepted guidance, and fire door codes of practice to ensure a compliant installation.
Frames and Screens
Lantern Fire Prevention offer a full range of frames and screens to match any door, from primed softwood and hardwood to lacquered timber to complement veneered doors.
All frames and screens are supplied from one source under PEFC Chain of Custody, ensuring all components are fully certificated to a tested design.
Manufactured using the finest soft and hardwood, glazed screens from Specialist Joinery Products are tailor made to individual client needs.
From simple four-sided screens to complex, bespoke combination screen, we offer a complete solution to meet any project requirement. All screens are hand finished to exacting specifications. Glazing and frames can be supplied fire rated and can also achieve acoustic ratings in excess of 58dB.
The importance of correct installation
Current UK Fire Safety Legislation - Fire Door Installation
Building Regulation 38 (formally 16B)
Highlighted in appendix G of Approved document B (pre -2019) and section R38 in new 2019 ABD.
Applies to all extensions and new buildings where the building affected will be covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The person carrying out the work must provide sufficient information for persons to operate and maintain the building in reasonable safety
The amount of information and level of detail necessary will vary depending on the nature and complexity of the building’s design
Record of Installation/Maintenance Activities Forms should not be issued until you can provide the information to comply with reg 38
Current UK Fire Safety Legislation - Fire Door Maintenance
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
17.—(1) Where necessary in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises under this Order or, subject to paragraph (6), under any other enactment, including any enactment repealed or revoked by this Order, "are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair".
What is required in terms of maintenance?
18.—(1) The responsible person must, subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), appoint one or more competent persons to assist him in undertaking the preventive and protective measures.
(2) Where the responsible person appoints persons in accordance with paragraph (1), he must make arrangements for ensuring adequate co-operation between them.
(3) The responsible person must ensure that the number of persons appointed under paragraph (1), the time available for them to fulfil their functions and the means at their disposal are adequate having regard to the size of the premises, the risks to which relevant persons are exposed and the distribution of those risks throughout the premises.
(4) The responsible person must ensure that—
(a) any person appointed by him/her in accordance with paragraph (1) who is not in his employment—
Periodic inspection, repair and adjustment - when required?
ASAP after installation (maximum 6 months – BS9999 guidance),
then 6 to 12 monthly intervals depending on use (maybe more frequently in very high traffic areas)