Staying safe at home

Your new fire door

Your new fire door is designed to keep you safe in the event of a fire. It means it can’t be used like any ordinary door, but don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you understand fire door do’s and don’ts.

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  • Allow us to complete safety inspections
    We’ll need to inspect your door within six months of it being fitted just to make sure it’s working as it should. From then on, we’ll need to inspect it once every year to make sure it remains effective and safe for you to use. If we get in touch to arrange an inspection, please work with us to make this happen and keep you safe at home.

  • Report any faults or issues with your door as soon as possible
    If you notice your door isn’t working as it should, it’s important you get in touch to report it to us.


  • DON’T paint your fire door
    Your fire door is made from material that won’t easily combust to help prevent the spread of fire. To make sure it works as it should, NEVER paint your front door.

  • DON’T attach things to your fire door
    Drilling into your fire door could damage it and reduce its effectiveness. It’s important that you don’t fix, screw, drill, or stick anything to your door including personal items, doorbells, photos, door numbers, door knockers or letterboxes.

  • DON’T leave your fire door open
    It’s dangerous to prop or wedge open fire doors. This is because they’re fitted with self-closing hinges that will close a door in the event of a fire. Wedging them open will prevent this
    from happening.

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