Section: Fire Precautions

Action to address recent fire door issues

Posted 01.08.18
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Fire doors from five suppliers have now been identified as failing to meet requisite fire performance standard, following an on-going investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

MHCLG began investigating the fire door industry after it was found that a glazed, composite fire door from Grenfell Tower failed a 30 minute fire resistance test after approximately 15 minutes.

Issues were subsequently identified with doors produced by four other manufacturers, with failed fire resistance testing when tested on both sides.

MHCLG is writing to all building control bodies highlighting the need to check that existing building regulations guidance on new fire door installations is followed.

The guidance sets out the tests which should be performed - including testing doors on both sides - in order to meet building regulations requirements.


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Reporting on August 2018

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