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ClearView are fire door and passive fire protection specialists, we provide a cost-effective hassle-free service with the goal of keeping our clients safe. We are adept at installing certified fire doors and frames to exacting quality standards as part of our ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems. We also carryout fire door maintenance, surveys and remedial repair work to ensure that your fire doors will perform as designed in the event of a fire. Moreover, we ensure that your building(s) fire doors meet the statutory requirements pertaining to fire doors for legal compliance.

What is the purpose of fire doors?

Fire doors are a critical part of a buildings passive fire protection; they are designed to mitigate the risk of fire spreading through compartmentation. This is achieved because the fire doors are manufactured with fire-resistant materials that prevent the spread of fire and smoke.

Certified fire door components, including frames, glass and iron components such as door closers and hinges must have been through a certified proven fire resistance test from 3rd party accredited bodies. Ultimately, fire doors contain smoke and fire for a set period which enables building occupants to escape a building in the event of a fire.

The ClearView Process
Fire Door Survey

ClearView offer a professional fire door survey, carried out by our fully certified Fire Door engineers who will inspect your Fire Doors and complete a detailed report for your premises. Fire Risk Assessments and providing training to staff and visitors are a legal requirement for all blocks of flats and for any premises which employs more than five persons. The Risk Assessment must be carried out by a competent person and provide an efficient recording system such as Boris to ensure Fire resisting doors are regularly checked and compliant. See more on ClearView Fire Risk Assessments.

We have the qualifications and certification to undertake full onsite existing door and door set inspections that includes ironmongery and vision panels, to ensure compliance with all current legislation. 

Fire Door Products

We can deliver a range of different compliant and cost-effective products that protect and prolong the door whilst reducing maintenance costs. All our products are designed and tested to remain fully functional after impact and prolonged abrasion.
Our products include:

  • Composite fire door
  • Timber fire door
  • Metal fire door
  • Fire rated glazing
  • Fire door fittings


Fire Ratings
Fire ratings refer to the duration in which a fire door can remain fully functional in a fire resistance test. ClearView work with leading fire door manufacturers, supplying fire rated products. Our range includes FD30 fire doors where a product can withstand a fire for 30 minutes and FD60 fire doors (60 minutes). Although these are the most commonly specified integrity levels, we can provide increased fire rated products up to FD120, to suit the required environment.

For more information on our fire door products see here.

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Fire Door Fittings
Fire Door Installation

Where it is not suitable to repair fire doors, ClearView will specify new compliant products to replace old and condemned installations. The appropriate installation of a fire-door set requires a fully qualified engineer and will be dependant on the survey, current legislation and fire strategy of the premises. ClearView is a 3rd party accredited installer under the IFCC.

Choosing a certified fire door installer is critical as it ensures that the fire door will hold its integrity rating and perform as it should in an emergency. Our installation service will provide you with fully compliant fire doors to help protect your staff and premises. All of our installers are trained and qualified in the replacement and installation of fire doors and all our installations are certified by the IFCC Ltd.

Reporting
Following the installation, you’ll be provided with a full report and documentation on each door that has been installed. This will include photographs of each fire door along with all relevant test and data sheets.

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Fire Door FAQ's

What are the fire door regulations in the UK?

There are several regulations that fire doors must be compliant with to meet the statutory legal requirements, including:

Fire doors must be fitted in blocks of flats, most commercial properties and sheltered housing in the UK.

See more detail on fire door regulations.


What is fire rated glass?

Fire rated glass is designed to provide reliable degree of protection by stopping smoke and flames from spreading within a building. Essentially it forms part of the fire compartmentation of the building. Fire rated glass also provides a protection from fire heat and it may be a vital part of the premises’ fire safety strategy. To be compliant with UK building regulations approved document B, the fire resistance levels of the glass must have been tested and proven.

 

What is fire safety?
Fire Safety involves design, infrastructure and planning mitigation to reduce the risk of fire that could result in death, injury or property damage. Fire resistant building materials are used in the construction of new buildings and must also t be carried out on existing buildings when non-compliant.

 

How do fire doors work?
Fire doors are vital as part of the building fire strategy because they provide compartmentation that prevents the spread of fire and smoke to other areas. Fire door safety features are designed to save lives and protect property by containing the fire and smoke according to a set time frame. Fire doors also provide protection for escape routes thus giving occupants time to leave the building safely in the event of a fire.

 

What is a fire safety plan?
A fire safety plan should provide all the information and procedures required that must be followed in the event of a fire. The plan should include emergency routes, types of fire extinguishers, alarm activation procedures and safe reporting areas. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – Fire Safety Arrangements state ‘The responsible person must make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the size of his undertaking and the nature of its activities, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.’

 

Are door closers required on fire doors?
In several cases door closing is required by law for fire doors  according to the Fire safety: Approved Document B

Some examples where door closers may be required include flats, residential care homes and commercial premises, however most houses will not require door closer to be compliant with the law.

 

Are you allowed to lock fire doors?
According to UK law regarding Emergency routes and exits ‘emergency doors must not be so locked or fastened that they cannot be easily and immediately opened by any person who may require to use them in an emergency.’ However, in some cases doors are locked for security purposes when the building is not in use, when the building is in use the fire doors should not be locked.

 

Are panic bars required on fire doors?
Panic bars are often fitted on fire exits as a requirement of BS EN 1125:2008 and they are used to facilitate easy opening if required. However, they are designed to be locked from the outside and kept closed for security purposes. Panic bars are used for doors that open outwards and are effective for use when high volumes of personnel require egress quickly in the event of an emergency.

 

What are fire doors made from?
Fire doors and fire door assembly (frames) are made from materials that have been fire rated to ensure that they can withstand fire and smoke for a set period. Fire doors are typically manufactured utilising a variety of materials including glass, steel, wood or aluminum. The materials will differ depending on the style of the door and the FD rating which states the protection time from fire in minutes.

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