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Gatehouse school benefits from a thorough fire door inspection

The customer

Gatehouse Educational Trust is an independent school for students aged 3 to 11. Based in East London, Gatehouse is a newly renovated Victorian building with modern extensions and landscaped grounds.



Customer requirements

Routine fire door inspection
Service provided
Fire Door Inspection
"I’d absolutely recommend Fireco. I’ve been a customer of theirs for many years. We have their Freedors and we have a maintenance plan, we’ll now also be using their fire door services too. I always find I get great service and trust that the team at Fireco will always give me great fire safety advice"
Lee Jenkins
Premises Manager, Gatehouse Educational Trust


Gaps between fire doors prompted an inspection

Lee Jenkins, Premises Manager at Gatehouse, noticed that the gaps between the fire doors and the frames looked like they might not be compliant and he knew a fire door inspection was due soon.

Having been a customer of Fireco’s for over 10 years, with Freedors fitted around the school, Lee was happy to continue using our services, so booked in with our Fire Door Engineer, Martin Pearce.

the solution

Thorough and trusted service provided

“The Fire Door Inspection service that was carried out by Martin was excellent, I can’t fault my experience! Martin went above and beyond, highlighting issues that I didn’t even know were there.”

Lee explained that as they are a school, maintenance work can be tricky to fit into the budget, so he was pleased to get the issues resolved without having to get a full fire door replacement. This has encouraged Lee to continue with routine fire door inspections in the future and due to Martin’s advice, knows what to look out for when checking any doors over himself.

Find out more about Fire Door Inspection here

Fire doors play a key part in preventing the spread of smoke and fire. However, they can only do this if they’re in good condition.

There are many factors to be considered when checking the compliance of a fire door! Due to high usage, it’s important to get your fire doors checked and maintained regularly by a professional inspector. The British Woodworking Federation suggests doors should be checked every 6 months. Used alongside your regular Fire Risk Assessment it will give you a clearer understanding of your fire safety requirements.

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