The primary purposes of a fire door are:
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:
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.Got a question?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a hands-on practical assessment and provides an opportunity for those that have already attained the theory-based installation certificate to prove that they can correctly install a working timber-based fire door assembly.
Experience & Expertise
Our founder, Neil Ashdown, has spent decades working with fire doors. We have provided fire door consultancy across multiple sectors.
All our consultancy is in the interest of everyday public safety. The advice we offer is grounded in real-life fire safety situations.
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.
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.
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.
Just a note, as you know, I have studied a LOT but I have to say, I`m about halfway through the video presentation and for all the study I`ve done, this is by far THE BEST training I have encountered 😊 Kudos to you, I don't know how long it took you to compile this course but WOW 😯 I`ll study, re-study then re-study again then read the book and keep taking the test, if anybody wants/needs training I`ll definitely be sending them your way, wish I purchased your course first, (although then I wouldn't know how good your one is 😆) thanks so much.
Safe-Way Fire Prevention
Thanks very much, it's been a pleasure dealing with you. I would also like to say that I thought that Robin was a superb tutor, very engaging and extremely knowledgeable about this industry and made the course very enjoyable. Martin
Surrey Groundwork Contractors
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.
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.
Just a big thank you following the recent FDC FD Inspectors Course. It was a really worthwhile couple of days where I learnt a lot and developed through practice and professional discussion. The input was well thought out and offered a real move forward after the other courses on fire doors I've undertaken. Thanks for the time taken, really worthwhile.
Trust Fire Safety Manager
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.