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Fire door regulations for builders

The primary purposes of a fire door are:

  • Protecting occupants and providing a safe and accessible escape route
  • Resisting fire and restricting the spread of smoke to help keep people safe and minimising property damage

All new building projects in the UK must meet the building regulations as set out by the government. These are also called the Approved Documents, and they set out the minimum standards for construction. Now, as well as fire safety, fire doors also have to adhere to regulations surrounding:

  • Sound insulation
  • Accessibility
  • Ventilation
  • Thermal efficiency
  • Safety glazing

We can help you select the correct fire doors and components to ensure your fire doors meet the relevant regulations and standards. Our on-site inspection checks can ensure that all installation is also compliant to the regulations and standards for fire doors.

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As well as consultancy, we also provide a range of certified fire door training courses. All courses are designed to give installers, fabricators and property owners a better understanding of how to comply with UK fire safety building regulations. There are also a number of fire door training courses you can take to learn the skills yourself. All courses are designed to give installers, fabricators and property owners a better understanding of how to comply with UK fire door standards and regulations.

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 consultancy across multiple sectors.

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Real-World Knowledge

All our consultancy is in the interest of everyday public safety. The advice we offer is grounded in real-life fire safety situations.

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Affordable & Accessible

In the interest of safety, our fire door consultancy is open to everyone. We aim to make our feedback and advice as clear, comprehensive and jargon-free as possible.

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UK-Wide Consultancy

Each one of our expert consultants is happy to travel anywhere in the UK to provide their service. We want everyone to have access to outstanding fire door safety, no matter where they're based.

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What are the UK fire door regulations and standards?

When installing fire doors in new buildings all works must comply with the relevant building regulations, Approved Document B (Fire Safety) and BS 8214: 2016 Timber-based Fire Door Assemblies – Code of Practice. For replacement of fire doors in existing buildings, the works must comply with the UK fire safety regulations.

Failure to comply with these regulations could result in non-compliance and possibly receiving a large government fine. More importantly, however, it could cost lives.
With decades of experience working with fire door safety, we can help you to assess and fulfil your project's fire door requirements. Our expert team has extensive knowledge of fire door products, and will be able to specify installation requirements and the type of fire door that's right for you. We only suggest expenditure on improvements which are necessary. Our priority is that your building project is completely safe and on the right side of the law.

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Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Training

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.

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