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Legislation sparks demand for new residential fire doors

The customer

The Priory is a residential building based in Patcham, Brighton, with 80 flats on site. It has a holding company for the residential freehold, which is a right-to-manage group that takes responsibility for the building’s safety, acting as the responsible person.



Customer requirements

Residents needed new front entrance fire doors
Service provided
Fire Door Installation
"All four doors have been received by each owner with absolute delight and all would have no problems making a suitable recommendation"
Michael Hollingdale
Resident and director of the holding company


Updated fire doors were required

“There was a change in legislation regarding the residential front doors, so we needed to source some replacements for an upgrade,” explains Michael Hollingdale, resident and director of the holding company. 

The residents are accountable for fire actions within the property, and as such, they were proactively seeking improvements to flat doors, including inspection and replacement. Certification was required for every part of the job. 

Michael continues, “In an effort to pre-empt the situation, we carried out reasonable research to identify the best ways to move forward. We got in touch with Fireco, and their quotes seemed very favourable compared to another company we approached.”

The building has 76 other flats on site that require new doors. Customers wanted to try a pilot for four doors to make sure they were happy before proceeding with further work. The existing doors are built into the wall, so making sure they are undamaged is key.

the solution

Doors with vision panels were fitted

Four complete front entrance door sets were installed, each comprising the fire door itself and also its associated fixtures, including the fire door frame. This ensures comprehensive safety and functionality.

A key element was aesthetics, as the customer didn’t want surface-mounted closers. Fireco specified doors with a slightly bigger vision panel to allow increased light through the doors as these are high-rise apartments.

We also specified a concealed closer, built into the frame. This is a certified unit that is fully adjustable for the residents.

Find out more about Fire Door Installation here

Fireco offers fully certified, primary-tested doorsets that combine the highest level of quality with the best certification. Door installation, if required, is carried out by our network of professionals, all with third-party BMTRADA accreditation.

We also offer a free measure-up and quote service.

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