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At London Fire Solutions (LFS), our commitment to fire safety is unwavering. We specialise in conducting comprehensive onsite inspections of existing fire doors and screens to ensure strict compliance with current legislation. As a trusted BM-Trada-certified company, you can trust us to go above and beyond to guarantee that your fire doors are compliant and operate efficiently to safeguard lives and property.

Our team of experts is dedicated to the mission of enhancing fire safety nationwide. ​LFS welcomes enquiries from businesses or individuals concerned with optimising the safety of their fire doors. Whether you are a property owner, manager, or responsible for building safety, we are here to support you every step of the way - speak with a fire door survey professional today.


At LFS, we understand that fire doors are critical to your building's fire safety infrastructure. That's why we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to ensure the integrity and compliance of your fire doors. Whether you're looking for a one-off survey or prefer the peace of mind that comes with regular service contracts, we have you covered.

Ongoing Regulatory Compliance and Peace of Mind

Our commitment to fire door safety goes beyond a one-time inspection. We provide the option of regular service contracts, allowing you to maintain continuous regulatory compliance. With LFS by your side, you can rest assured that your fire doors are always up to code, safeguarding both lives and property.

FDIS Certified Fire Door Inspector

We also have our own qualified Fire Door Inspector under the FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme), who joins a small group of qualified inspectors in the London area. FDIS Certified Inspectors are uniquely qualified to undertake fire door surveys and inspections.



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A Fire Compartmentation Survey is a comprehensive examination of a building's internal structures, including walls, floors, ceilings, doors, and penetrations, to assess their ability to resist the passage of fire and smoke. This survey aims to identify any deficiencies or breaches in the fire-resistant barriers and recommend corrective actions to maintain the building's safety.

What is Fire Compartmentation?

Fire compartmentation is a crucial element of any building's fire safety system. It involves dividing a structure into separate compartments or zones to prevent the rapid spread of fire and smoke. It provides occupants with precious time to evacuate safely and gives firefighters a better chance to contain the blaze. To ensure the effectiveness of fire compartmentation, regular surveys are essential.


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What’s Included in a Fire Compartmentation Survey?

  • Fire-Resistant Barriers: During a survey, our experts assess the integrity of fire-resistant barriers, such as walls and floors, to determine if they meet the required fire resistance ratings. Any breaches, gaps, or damage are noted for remediation.

  • Fire Doors and Seals: Fire doors play a critical role in compartmentation. Our survey includes meticulously inspecting fire doors, frames, and seals to ensure they are in optimal condition. Any issues like damaged door leafs, missing intumescent strips, or faulty closers are documented.

  • Penetrations: We examine any penetrations through walls and floors, such as pipes, cables, or ducts, to ensure they are adequately firestopped or sealed. Penetration breaches can compromise the integrity of compartmentation.

  • Construction Materials: The survey evaluates the materials used in constructing of fire-resistant barriers, checking for compliance with relevant standards and identifying any non-compliant materials.

Why are Fire Compartmentation Surveys Important?


Regular Fire Compartmentation Surveys are essential for several reasons:

  • Fire Safety Compliance: To meet legal requirements and building regulations, it is crucial to ensure that fire compartmentation is maintained and up to code.

  • Life Safety: Effective compartmentation can save lives by slowing down the spread of fire, allowing occupants more time to evacuate safely.

  • Property Protection: It helps protect property by minimising fire damage and reducing the risk of fire spreading to adjacent areas.

  • Insurance Requirements: Many insurance companies require proof of regular fire compartmentation surveys to provide coverage.

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A fire door's fire-stopping performance depends on its upkeep, so your fire doors must be checked and maintained regularly.

LFS interpret Fire Risk Assessments (FRA) and provide recommendations for repair work necessary to achieve optimum compliance.



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Ensuring Fire Safety & Compliance

Did you know that three-quarters of all fire doors surveyed in the UK in 2021 were condemned as not fit for purpose? This staggering number attests to the need for regular fire door surveys.


​The responsibility of ensuring a building is safe and protected against fire risks and hazards is down to the building owner, whether it’s a commercial premises or a residential home. The owner must organise regular fire surveys and inspections to properly maintain protective or passive fire solutions.

​When it comes to ensuring your building’s safety, our team of qualified installers will thoroughly inspect every element required by the Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) and provide a detailed survey stating which elements require maintenance, replacement, and more so you can rest assured you're in safe hands and your building meets and exceeds standard fire regulations.



LFS works nationwide, helping ensure the highest fire safety standards for businesses nationwide. We are based in London and have happily served many local businesses, authorities, housing associations, and more. But our work is certainly not limited to London, Kent, and the surrounding areas. In fact, we are proud to have many happy clients across the length and breadth of the country.

Choose LFS as your Fire Door Surveyor

At LFS, protecting lives is at the heart of our business. If you’re looking for a team of fire door surveyors you can trust, LFS is the team for you. No matter where you are located, LFS can help you stay safe with fire door surveys and various other fire protection services. 


Contact our team today to discuss your fire safety needs or book a fire door survey with LFS.



​For more information, find the answer to your queries here in our most frequently asked questions for fire door surveys and fire compartmentation surveys in London and nationwide.

Q: How often should a fire door survey be conducted?


As fire doors are vital to your fire prevention system and pivotal to saving lives, you must have them surveyed regularly. However, the frequency of surveys depends on the door's age and state. In this instance, surveys will need to be conducted more regularly to ensure the fire door does not fail in an emergency. 


New premises may also require more frequent checks to survey how the fire door performs against heavy foot traffic and business use. This is especially important in multi-residential housing. ​As a rule, we recommend that you have fire door surveys on your premises on a six-monthly basis as a minimum.


Q: How much does a fire door survey cost?


If our clients have already been instructed by a recent FRA carried out by LFS that their doors need replacing, we will come to your property or premises and measure the doors, screens, or glass that you need to replace free of charge. This is an inclusive part of the service when ordering doors from LFS. Our qualified fitters will then be able to provide you with a clear quote detailing everything you need to ensure compliance with the FRA.


Q: How do you survey a fire door?


A fire door surveyor will comprehensively inspect each part of the fire door, from door hinges to all door hardware, by analysing the condition and operation of each component. The fire door signage and labels will be assessed, ensuring that the door meets the fire rating requirements it advertises.


Q: What buildings require fire doors?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that fire doors are a legal requirement in all non-domestic properties. This means that all businesses, public buildings, commercial premises, and apartment buildings with at least 2 floors. should have sufficient fire doors throughout the property and residential flats and housing for multiple occupants.

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