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 FIRE DOORS 

 

 

Are you looking for a certified fire door installer in the UK? Look no further than London Fire Solutions, we are the experts in fire door installation, repair and maintenance.

 

The LFS range of fire doors includes FD30 and FD60 front entrances, and communal doors and screens, steel doors, frame armour system and high-security doors. Our professional accreditations and a large choice of design and finishes make us the preferred supplier to many local authorities and housing associations across Greater London.

 

Our Secured by Design (SBD) accredited doors not only increase fire safety and enhance security, but also come in bespoke sizes to meet your exact requirements.

Our Range of Fire Doors

 

At London Fire Solutions, we take fire safety and security seriously. Our extensive range of fire doors is designed to provide you with the utmost protection and peace of mind. Whether you're looking to safeguard your residential property, commercial space, or any other premises in London and beyond, our fire doors are tailored to meet your unique requirements.

Front Entrance Fire Doors (FD30 and FD60):

  • Ideal for residential and commercial properties.

  • Ensures compliance with fire door regulations.

  • Available in various designs and finishes to match your style.

 

Internal Fire Doors:

  • Essential for compartmentalising fires within your building.

  • Choose from a wide range of styles and designs.

  • Enhance safety within your London-based property.

 

External Fire Doors:

  • Secure your entry points with our range, including FD30 and FD60 options.

  • Also available are communal doors, screens, steel doors, and high-security doors.

  • Comprehensive fire protection solutions for London properties.

 

Glazed Fire Doors:

  • Combine style with safety using our fire-rated glazed doors.

  • Suitable for London, Kent, Gillingham, and the Midlands.

  • Detailed installation process available in our guide.

 

Communal Fire Doors & Screens:

  • Enhance passive fire resistance within your building.

  • Full door set installation and replacement services available.

 

Choose London Fire Solutions for your fire door needs and ensure the highest level of protection for your property.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF INSTALLING FIRE RATED DOORS

 

When it comes to the safety and security of your property, few elements are as critical as fire-rated doors. These specialised doors are purpose-built to withstand the intense heat and destructive force of fires, and they play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of occupants and the preservation of property. At London Fire Solutions, we understand the vital importance of fire-rated doors and are here to emphasise why they are an essential component of any building's fire safety strategy.

Slowing the Spread of Fires:

Fire-rated doors act as effective barriers, slowing down the rapid spread of fires within a building. In the event of a fire, these doors are designed to resist flames and heat, helping to confine the fire to its point of origin. This compartmentalisation is crucial, as it grants precious time for evacuation and firefighting efforts.

Enhanced Fire Containment:

Not only do fire-rated doors slow down the spread of fires, but they also enhance fire containment. By keeping the fire within a designated area, these doors make it easier for firefighters to access and extinguish the blaze, reducing the potential for widespread damage.

Saving Lives:

Perhaps the most significant impact of fire-rated doors is their potential to save lives. In the event of a fire, every second counts. These doors provide vital extra minutes for occupants to escape to safety. By effectively compartmentalising and containing fires, fire-rated doors create safer evacuation routes, reducing the risk of injury or loss of life.

Added Security:

Fire-rated doors aren't just about fire protection but also contribute to building security. These doors are constructed to withstand not only flames but also external threats. Their durability and resistance to forced entry enhance the overall security of your property.

Versatility in Application:

Many of our fire doors are crafted to withstand fires and external threats such as firearms and explosives. Additionally, their hygienic properties make them ideal for sterile environments, ensuring that safety is never compromised in critical spaces.

FIRE DOOR INSTALLATION & FITTING

 

A professionally installed door that is fully certified for fire protection will delay the spread of fire and ultimately save lives. The LFS team can manufacture, supply and install external and internal fire doors in commercial and domestic properties across London.

INTERNAL FIRE DOOR INSTALLATION

Internal fire doors are essential to contain a fire to one room, making it ‘compartmentalised’. Our team of qualified fitters can install internal fire doors and screens in a wide range of styles and designs with a choice of features to suit the needs of the London-based property.

Our team of qualified fitters can install internal fire doors and screens in a wide range of styles and designs to suit the needs of the London-based property.

EXTERNAL FIRE DOOR INSTALLATION

We also install and fit external fire doors across London. Our door range includes FD30 and FD60 front entrances and communal doors and screens, steel doors, frame armour systems and high-security doors.

 

Take a look at our external fire door designsWe have a range of external fire door designs to suit any building.

Why Professional Installation Matters:

Safety Assurance: Fire doors are a fundamental component of a building's fire protection system. When installed by certified professionals, you can have confidence that they will function as intended during a fire emergency. Properly installed fire doors provide essential protection, safeguarding lives and property.

 

Code Compliance: Fire door installation must adhere to strict regulations and standards. Our expert installers are well-versed in these requirements and ensure that your fire doors meet all necessary codes and regulations. This compliance is essential for legal and insurance purposes.

 

Effective Compartmentalisation: To fulfil their role in slowing the spread of fires, fire doors must be installed correctly. Professional installation guarantees that these doors create effective barriers, preventing the fire from moving through your building rapidly.

 

Longevity and Durability: Professional installation increases the longevity and durability of your fire doors. Our team ensures that doors are properly aligned, fitted, and equipped with the necessary hardware to withstand both fire and external threats.

GLAZED FIRE DOORS

 

As well as solid fire doors we also offer a fantastic selection of glazed fire doors. Using fire rated glazing to retain the high fire resistance need to keep you safe, our glazed fire doors provide excellent protection. Our glazed fire doors are available across London, Kent, Gillingham, and the Midlands and come with the same excellent installation and maintenance services we offer across our fire door range. We have created our guide to installing fire doors to give a more detailed process of how this works. 

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Manufacturing High-Quality Fire Doors

At London Fire Solutions, our commitment to fire safety goes beyond installation and maintenance; it starts at the very core of our operations - manufacturing. We take great pride in our ability to craft high-quality fire doors that meet the stringent safety, security, and performance requirements.

In-House Expertise:

Our in-house expertise and state-of-the-art facilities drive our manufacturing process. We believe that control over the entire production process is essential in delivering doors that consistently meet and exceed industry standards.

Quality Materials:

The foundation of any exceptional fire door is the materials' quality. At London Fire Solutions, we source the finest materials to ensure our doors' durability and fire resistance. These materials are carefully selected to withstand the intense heat and pressures associated with fires.

Precision Engineering:

Our manufacturing team consists of skilled craftsmen who combine traditional craftsmanship with modern precision engineering techniques. Each door is meticulously crafted to exact specifications, ensuring that it functions seamlessly in the event of a fire or security incident.

Compliance and Certification:

We understand the importance of compliance with industry regulations and standards. Our manufacturing process adheres to the strictest guidelines to ensure that our doors are Certifire approved, providing the peace of mind that your property is protected by doors that meet up to 1 hour of fire protection or more if required.

Customisation and Design:

We recognise that each property has unique requirements. That's why we offer a range of customisation options, allowing you to choose from various designs, finishes, and features to match your aesthetic preferences and security needs.

Sustainability and Efficiency:

Our commitment to sustainability extends to our manufacturing process. Our steel doors, for example, are manufactured with 48% recycled steel and are almost fully recyclable and energy-efficient, with an insulation U-value of 1.6W/m²K. This contributes to environmental responsibility and ensures that our doors are energy-efficient.

From Concept to Installation:

From the initial concept to installation and maintenance, our end-to-end approach ensures that every fire door we manufacture is of the highest quality. Whether you need fire doors for residential, commercial, or industrial applications in London and beyond, you can trust London Fire Solutions to provide you with doors that prioritise safety and security.

When you choose London Fire Solutions, you're choosing a partner that takes full control of the manufacturing process, delivering fire doors that are reliable, durable, and compliant. Learn more about fire door manufacturing from LFS today.

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COMMUNAL FIRE DOORS & SCREENS

Internal and external communal fire doors are essential for a building’s passive fire resistance as they contain a fire to one room making it ‘compartmentalised’ and easier to extinguish.

 

LFS manufacture, supply and install full door sets or replacement leafs where necessary in properties across London. For communal screens, we can incorporate a door leaf into a glazed screen using standard frame sections in order to comply with fire certification for up to 60 minutes. We can also manufacture and install riser doors to suit the required compartment rating.

WHY CHOOSE LFS?​

  • Certifire approved doors and screens, providing up to 1 hour of fire protection or more if required.

  • Veneer or laminate faced panels can be supplied to add a stylish finish to reception desk facings and boardroom wall panelling.

SECTORS COVERED: 

 

Residential | Hotels | Commercial | Education | Healthcare | Leisure

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CHILTERN BUILDING

STEEL DOORS

 

Security Doors offer maximum protection from theft, vandalism and attack and are available in various specifications to suit all levels of security risk.   

Steel Doors are manufactured with 48% recycled steel and are almost fully recyclable and energy efficient, providing an insulation U-value of 1.6W/m2K.

WHY CHOOSE LFS?​

Why choose LFS as your certified fire door installer in London?

  • Certifire approved steel doors, providing up to 4 hours of fire protection.

  • An extensive range of security measures to suit various threat levels including PAS 24 and LPS1175 standards.

  • Strength and durability provide protection against firearms and explosives.

  • Hygienic properties make them an ideal choice for clean and sterilised environments.

  • High-performance acoustic doors mean a sound reduction of up to 45dB.

SECTORS COVERED: 

 

Residential | Industrial | Hotels | Commercial | Education | Healthcare | Leisure | Transport & Infrastructure | Defence

CASE STUDY: 

 

CHILTERN BUILDING

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FIRE EXIT DOORS

 

Our range of fire exit doors are available in an array of designs to suit any style of building across London. Complete with locking mechanisms to ensure the highest level of safety and security, we can install our  fire doors with ease, ensuring your building is safe and secure.

LFS     FIRE DOOR RANGE

 

Our fire door range includes FD30 and FD60 front entrance and communal doors and screens, steel doors, frame armour system and high-security doors. Take a look at our range of door designs and options.

Fire doorsets and screens are manufactured and independently tested by LFS. They are certified and ready for quick and easy installation. Read more about our Mobile Workshops, which allow us to repair and maintain your fire doors on-site easily.

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WHAT IS SECURED BY DESIGN?

Secured by Design (SBD) is the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’. It focuses on crime prevention in homes and commercial premises and promotes the using security standards for various applications and products.

Our Secured by Design multipoint lock on our front entrance door increases safety and provides high security. Our assembly (frame + door + hardware) offers enhanced security to prevent opportunistic intruders.

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Learn More About Fire Doors from LFS

LFS is a UK market leader in passive fire protection, providing a ‘one-stop’ service which includes surveying, manufacturing, installation, repairs, certification and maintenance of fire doors, screens, fire alarm systems and other fire protection solutions like fire stopping services.

Our comprehensive range of fire doors, including front entrance doors, internal doors, external doors, glazed doors, and communal doors, are designed to provide you with unparalleled fire protection and security. With Certifire approval, versatile designs, and a focus on sustainability and hygiene, our doors are engineered to meet the unique needs of diverse sectors.

Our professional installation services ensure that your fire-rated doors perform optimally, offering the utmost protection in the event of a fire or security threat. We take pride in tailoring our solutions to your specific requirements, whether you need fire doors for a residential property, a commercial space, or an industrial facility.

Contact us today for general enquiries and sales or to request a survey.

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FIRE DOOR FAQs

 

For more information, find the answer to your queries here in our most frequently asked questions for fire doors in London and nationwide. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our friendly team for further help in answering your queries. 

Q: What are the latest Fire Door Regulations?

The Fire door regulations are laid out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The requirements were amended by the Fire Safety Act 2021, which extended the requirements for buildings over 2 storeys.

Q: What is the difference between a fire and normal doors?

A fire door is used to put in place compartmentation in the event of a fire, which puts physical barriers in strategic areas of a building to prevent fire spread. Not all doors can do this, as fire doors are specially designed for this task. Manufactured from a combination of glass, gypsum, steel, timber and aluminium, fire doors are designed to be kept closed at all times, with any gaps filled with fire-resistant sealants. 

Q: Should I have fire doors in my residential building? 

Any home or residential building with three floors or more must have fire-rated doors fitted to every habitable door leading from a stairwell. This also applies to loft conversions where an extra floor has been added to a two-storey property. As well as this, any door leading from the building to an integral garage must also have a fire door in place. 

Q: Can fire doors have windows?

Fire doors can have windows; however, the window must have a fire rating glazing. Options for fire-rated windows are usually; wire mesh glass, liquid sodium silicate, ceramic glass or borosilicate glass. Typically, wire mesh glass is one of the better-suited options for withstanding fires.

Q: Where are fire doors required UK?

In the UK, fire doors are required in all domestic dwellings above two levels. All doors leading to a stairwell must be a fire doors. Doors leading to habitable rooms and between habitable areas (such as individual flats) and communal areas (such as hallways) must also be fire doors. Fire doors are also required in loft conversions, between a house and an integral garage, and between residential and business elements in a mixed-use building. 

Firedoors are used for compartmentation, preventing the spread of the fire and leaving fire escapes accessible. Therefore, in commercial properties, fire doors are typically required in all doorways leading to escape routes and rooms with a higher risk of a fire starting. Consult your fire risk assessment for the specifics of your building. 

Our guide to which fire door is right for you might help you discover which type should be in your building. 

Q: Can you paint fire doors?

You can paint fire doors, but it must be done in a way which maintains the door's fire resistance. The paint cannot be layered too thick in a way that would prevent the door from closing correctly. You should also avoid gloss paint as it can be thicker than ordinary wood paint and can affect how the door sits within the frame. For added protection, you can use fire-resistant paint. When painting a fire door, cover hardware with masking tape to avoid getting paint on latches or hinges and avoid painting over smoke seals.

Q: Is it ok to wedge open a fire door?

No. You should never wedge a fire door open. A fire door must be shut to offer protection. Wedging a fire door open prevents it from functioning as intended allowing fire to more easily spread. Wedging a fire door open can put lives at risk.

Q: Are fire doors a legal requirement in flats?

Yes, fire doors are required in flats. Fire doors are required in buildings over two storeys. Habitable rooms in flats should have fire doors. The front door of each flat and doors leading to stairwells should also be a fire door.

Q: How long does a fire door last?

Our Certified approved fire doors offer up to 1 hour of protection, and we offer solutions with even longer protection if required. Our Powershield Certified approved steel doors offer up to 4 hours of fire protection during a fire. You should have your fire doors checked regularly to ensure they provide the best level of protection possible in the event of a fire.

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