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Our Story

Our founder, Neil Ashdown, started working in the timber industry in 1979, where he quickly progressed to management level. After several years as a fire door supplier and member of the BWF-Certifire scheme, he started his own business, specialising in fire door compliance. He also managed the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) between 2012 and 2016. He is widely considered as a leading authority on fire doors and fire door safety.
Fire Doors Complete started in 2009, with the mission to improve fire door safety across the UK. We provide property owners and businesses with training, inspections, surveys and consultancy on how to properly identify, specify, install, inspect and maintain fire doors.
We never charge for unnecessary services. Our priority is that your building and its occupants are safe, and that your fire doors meet UK regulatory standards. Without appropriate fire doors, you could face a significant fine from the authorities.

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Timber Fire Doors: Installation Training Module

This training package is intended for those who already have practical fire door installation skills, but require more information about the regulations surrounding timber-based fire doors. The training applies to both new and existing properties.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £250-400 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Maintenance Training Module

This training package is designed for those who require more information about how to properly maintain and repair fire doors in accordance with UK regulations. Delegates will be able to confidently comply with legislation surrounding timber-based fire doors.

  • Who it’s for: Refurbishment Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £250-400 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Awareness Training Module

This training package is designed for those who have a caretaker role at a building. These delegates do not need to have technical fire door knowledge and skills, but will learn how to spot defects in fire doors and report them to the building manager.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Caretakers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £150-250 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Inspection Training Module

This training package is designed for those who inspect fire doors for their clients. Candidates are expected to have prior knowledge of timber doors and/or building safety. The course will equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to become professional fire door inspectors.

  • Who it’s for: Fire door inspectors
  • Format: This course is a hybrid of remote learning and practical training and assessment. Candidates must complete a theory based examination before taking the practical fire door inspection assessment.
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £900-1000 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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BWF Fire Door Installation Awareness: Two-Day Course

This course promotes awareness of appropriate fire door installation to construction and manufacturing industries. The course has been developed in collaboration between the National Open College Network (NOCN) and the British Woodworking Federation.

  • Who it’s for: Businesses in the construction and manufacturing industries
  • Format: In-person only
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement
  • Price:  £300-700 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Practical Installation Course for Timber-Based Fire Doors

This is a hands-on practical assessment and provides an opportunity for those that have already attaned the theory-based installation certificate to prove that they can correctly install a working timber-based fire door assembly.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person only
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement
  • Price:  £1000
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Why Choose Fire Doors Complete?

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Experience & Expertise

Our founder, Neil Ashdown, has spent decades working with fire doors. We have provided fire door training, inspections, surveys and consultancy across multiple sectors.

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Real-World Knowledge

Everything we do deals directly with everyday public safety and real-world experience. The skills we teach and services we provide are grounded in real-life fire safety situations.

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Affordable & Accessible

In the interest of safety, our fire door services are open to everyone. We've developed an ethos centred around clarity, breadth, and affordability.

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UK-Wide Training

Our team members are happy to travel anywhere in the UK to provide training, inspection or consultancy. We strive to make fire door safety as accessible as possible, no matter where your enterprise is based.

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Our fire door services

Everything we do is grounded in practical, real-life knowledge. We aim to provide all our clients with clear, comprehensive, and jargon-free information on fire door safety. This comes in the form of:

  • In-person and remote training courses
  • Fire door inspection services - accredited by the UKAS Blue Sky Certification scheme
  • Fire safety consultancy and specification

We work with:

  • Joinery companies
  • Door fabricators
  • Housing associations
  • Builders and installers
  • Landlords
  • Facilities maintenance companies
  • Healthcare and education institutions

We never charge for unnecessary services. Our priority is that your building and its occupants are safe, and that your fire doors meet UK building regulation standard. Without appropriate fire doors, you could face a significant fine from the government.

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Happy Training Session

I would like to thank Neil for the training that he has provided to our Company. His knowledge, experience and expertise on fire doors is exceptional. All who took part thoroughly enjoyed the training and now feel more confident in the maintenance and installation of fire doors and take the knowledge gained into their daily duties.

David Todd

Amey

It has been a pleasure learning about Fire Doors and all the information and self tests that were given with the course was spot on and easy to use.

Declan Rooney

Oak3

Neil Ashdown would be my go to guy on fire doors. Unrivalled experience. He's a guy you can trust.

Dex Allen

Contractor

Thank you. I am new to the world of fire doors and it has been a good learning process for me, so thankyou for your patience with my various questions. I’m sure that now I have a better understanding of how this all works, I’ll be much better equipped to know what I’m looking at and how to proceed post-inspection with any future reports we get you to do.

Covenant Management

The consensus from the group is that the course went really well. Everyone came out with a good understanding of what is required and how we can move on. They thought the course was presented really well and having the books and memory sticks was a good way of studying the course content.

Rae Jarvis

NHS Lothian

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