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All the latest news from Fire Door Experts. These are exciting times for the company. Read on!

June 2019

Planned Preventative Maintenance from Fire Door Experts

Planned Preventative Maintenance service launched!

Fire Door Experts are very pleased and excited to be launching our new Planned Preventative Maintenance service!

This new exciting service provides our clients with regular, auditable records of fire door maintenance and inspection. As we’re sure you can imagine, Planned Preventative Maintenance has already generated quite a reaction amongst new and existing clients!

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 highlights the duties of a building’s “Responsible Person” and the “general fire precautions” that fall under their remit.

An obvious measure within the Order to reduce the risk of the spread of fire on the premises is the correct specification and installation of fire doors. But in a busy building, how quickly can these measures fall below the required standard?

Fire Door Experts can remove the stress and strain of the Order!!

Fire Stopping Surveys added to Fire Door Surveys for Ethos Facilities

FDE continue to survey existing fire door assemblies to buildings belonging to a prestigious London estate.

However, this work on behalf of Ethos Facilities sees Fire Door Experts adding a new avenue of work!

On this project, we are combining our fire door expertise with fire stopping surveys, compartmentation and remedial works.

As well as the good news of adding an extra string to our bow, this has greatly simplified the estate management process for Ethos as for all things passive fire protection related, they just call us!

Ambleside Lodge, completed fire door repairs allow certification.

Fire Doors successfully repaired and certified at care lodge

Through an ongoing project with Regard Housing Group, Fire Door Experts have completed 74 fire door repairs on 29 doors at Ambleside Lodge, a care home for adults with special needs.

FDE agreed a repair plan with the client following a site survey by one of our technicians. Required work included replacement of hinges, intumescent strips and the re-sizing of doors to maximise their efficiency in the event of a fire. Upon completion of the work, FDE were able to certify the repaired doors inline with the BM Trada Q-Mark Scheme.

As we’re sure you can imagine, repairing 29 doors was significantly more cost effective for the client than replacing 29 doors!

We would highly recommend property owners to consider a fire door maintenance plan to increase the life of the fire doors, and minimise potential future costs.

FDE have completed a further survey for 19 does at Latymer House, with the findings reported to Regard.

Riser doors replaced at client’s convenience

We are shortly starting procurement of replacement riser doors on behalf of TRC Contracts. This forms part of Phase III at a private school in West London. Works are scheduled for the summer recess.

As with all projects in ‘live buildings’, FDE are working closely with our client to ensure the work does not affect the running of the school. With a multi-week recess on the horizon, everything is being scheduled into this window of opportunity.

Working during school holidays, working with the client

HS2 Phase I nears completion

BW Consultants Ltd is nearing completion of Phase 1 of the enabling works for HS2 at Euston on behalf of Skanska. Phase II is due to start during the summer, 2019.

Fit Only project using doors from Integrated Doorset Solutions Limited

Government high quality installation completed

Fire Door Experts are proud to complete Phase II of a major ‘fit only’ contract of door sets by Integrated Doorset Solutions Limited. Work was carried out in a government building on behalf of Balfour Beatty.

This project marks FDE’s further growth in high quality installations in key infrastructure. This is another example of the recognition of the high standards and levels of workmanship the company continue to work to.

Phase II set to commence

Phase II for the maintenance of communal fire doors at a development in Feltham on behalf of UDL Estate Management is due to get underway by mid-June.

May 2019

Major ‘First Step’ for Fire Door Experts

In a ‘First Step’ for Fire Door Experts outside our traditional London base, a ‘franchised’ project started in late April at Porton Down, near Salisbury. Working for TCi (GB) Ltd (finalists in the National Building Awards 2019) this ‘fit only’ project for 28 door sets represents the way ahead for future work beyond the M25!

Latest news from Fire Door Experts - Porton BioPharma, a first franchise for the company!

‘Fit only’ project – with fully certified outcome

FD90 Fire Door

In another ‘fit only’ project (on behalf of GPF Lewis Plc) Fire Door Experts are installing FD90 doors from Forza Doors in E1 central London. At the same time, FDE have been asked to install doors at another GPF Lewis Plc site in SW7.

Despite not supplying the doors or ironmongery, Fire Door Experts’ technicians are able to certify the doors to BM Trada Q-Mark standard to ensure maximum protection and product service life.

Fire Door Experts - BM Trada Q-Mark
Latest news from Fire Door Experts - Phase II Wick Lane

50+ Riser doors maintained

Phase II Wick Lane for Living City Building Consultants. The second Phase project focused on the maintenance of 50+ riser doors in this modern residential block close to the London Stadium.

The Phase completed at the end of April and marks the second project completed for LCBC.

April 2019

Phase II of the work at Wick Lane in Stratford is all but completed on behalf of Living City Building Consultants . The work to the riser doors in the communal areas has rectified a number of faults that can arise in any building over time and where regular inspection and maintenance of fire doors is not carried out. Contact FDE for details of our new Planned Preventative Maintenance service, designed to maintain fire doors and ensure compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Regulations 2005.

Major health care project

Following on from December 2018’s start at Whittington Hospital (on behalf of UKSE Group) some 250+ fire doors are in production and scheduled to be installed over the late spring/early summer.

This ‘fit only’ task represents another major project within the health care sector that Fire Door Experts is proud to be associated with.

Latest news from Fire Door Experts - Whittington Hospital - another major project for the company!
Latest news from Fire Door Experts - London, our main place of work

Demand for ‘fit only’ grows

Another ‘fit only’ project for a new client (GPF Lewis PLC) reflects the continually growing demand for this service that allows clients to achieve a full and proper accreditation for the manufacture, installation and ongoing maintenance of fire doors in a wide variety of settings.

Our FDIS and Q-Mark accreditations are seen as the ‘gold standard’ and demand for surveying, maintaining and installing continues to grow.

February / March 2019

“2019 has started much as 2018 finished, with Fire Door Experts services in ever increasing demand for Fire Door Surveys in both commercial and domestic situations, on behalf of clients directly and as the ‘go to’ provider of choice by a number of main contractors and project managers where fire door maintenance, replacement or installation is required. During February and March in particular, Fire Door Experts is proud to have started projects with (amongst others);

Industry leading security

Banham Security – Industry leaders in insurance-approved Police Preferred Specification high security locks and access equipment. Fire Door Experts have been asked to maintain and replace a number of fire doors at several sites across London.

Banham locks and security
Gerda Fire Doors - Uniting fire safety & security

Preferred ‘fit only’ project

PMP Construction Ltd., – A ‘fit only’ project involving the installation of 25+ Gerda doors.

Gerda is a leading British doorset manufacturer specialising in the social housing sector. Their multi-performance fire doorsets are extensively tested at UKAS accredited test houses and third party certified, building regulation compliant and offer proven performance

Fire Door Experts are proud to be a preferred Gerda installer.

Fire Door Survey Across 100+ Buildings

ETHOS – On behalf of a large London ‘estate’, Fire Door Experts has started a fire door survey on approximately 100+ buildings across central London involving thousands of doors. The project is expected to lead to the repair or replacement of 100’s of fire doors, some in highly prestigious ‘listed’ buildings.

Fire Door Surveys

TCi (GB) Ltd – Another ‘fit only’ project involving 13 doors at a research facility in Wiltshire. Despite being outside Fire Door Experts normal area of operation, it is a mark of the high regard in which FDE is held that we won the contract! Our ongoing work with the Regard Group has meant surveying and reporting on specialist housing units across Greater London with the resulting works creating ongoing work for some time to come! In association with Forest Gate Construction and Murphy Philipps Associates, Fire Door Experts is installing fire-rated final exit steel door sets (with over panels) at a large North London hospital.

Fire Doors at Luton Airport

Luton Airport

As part of a long standing and ongoing relationship with Gilmartins, Fire Door Experts recently installed more fire-rated steel door sets at Luton Airport.

HS2 Euston Station

In addition to all this, our contract at Euston Station on behalf of Skanska is progressing to target. We continue to work with Skanska to assist in delivering the station modifications in preparation for HS2.

Latest news from fire door experts - HS2 at Euston Station

With new enquiries continuing to come in at a steady rate, the need for quality services in all aspects of fire door survey, maintenance and installation remains strong and Fire Door Experts is continually developing new approaches to this increasingly important area of Health & Safety. On that, watch for news shortly of a new service we are launching soon that is already of great interest to a number of our clients!”


January 2019

Following the briefest of Christmas & New Year breaks, 2019 gets off to a great start with Fire Door Experts Limited completing the fire door maintenance of circa 1,000 doors on behalf of a facilities manager at a project in the heart of the City of London. The majority of the works being carried out ‘out of hours’ and overnight. Fire Door Experts Ltd is particularly proud to have started the first project to maintain fire doors on behalf of The Regard Group. Our first project involves the fire door maintenance of doors to a care home in Surrey and we look forward to developing a close working relationship with Regard in 2019 and beyond. In a similar vein and continuing Fire Door Experts Ltd long involvement in fire door maintenance within NHS sites, an invitation to tender for the maintenance of fire doors to 17 NHS properties managed by G4S UK.


As part of a link with the highly respected security firm Banham Security , Fire Door Experts Limited win their first tender for a fire door installation project, scheduled for mid-February 2019, with door-sets from the highly regarded manufacturer, Enfield Doors.


Completion of a 2 phase project in conjunction with Butler Hayden Associates and A Wilson & Sons Ltd at two sites forming part of the prestigious ‘More London’ development between London and Tower bridges, on behalf of Broadgate Estates. Fire Door Experts Ltd is proud to have completed the project on time and within budget. Both phases involved the supply and installation of new fire door-sets, and the maintenance of existing timber and steel door sets.


On top of an already busy January, Fire Door Experts Limited made a start on the fire door surveys of circa 220 buildings in Central London on behalf of Ethos Facilities.

December 2018

Following a busy start to the cold autumn, Fire Door Experts Limited, a certified fire door installer, completed the supply and installation of a new 4 hour fire rated steel door set at Whittington Hospital on behalf of UKSE. This completes the first phase of a 3 phase project. The second and third phases involve the installation of new (and maintenance of existing) FD30 and FD60 fire doors throughout the hospital, a project involving over 250 fire doors!


One of Fire Door Experts Ltd largest residential projects (on behalf of Living City Building Consultants) was started (and Phase 1 completed) at Wick Lane, East London. Again, a 3 phase project with Phase 1 focusing on the maintenance and repair of the FD30 communal & hallway doors, with the replacement of a number of FD60 stairwell doors and Phases 2 & 3 dealing with the ‘Riser’ and basement doors.


Continuing the work of a number of years at one of the world’s busiest airports, Fire Door Experts Limited completed the supply and installation of veneer fire door sets with over panels at Cathay Pacific in Heathrow, on behalf of AQCSL.


Following a coincidental meeting at a client’s premises, Fire Door Experts Limited is now a preferred contractor to install high end fire door-sets on behalf of Impregnable Security Doors.


Also in December, Fire Door Experts Limited are invited to tender for the fire door maintenance works at the British Museum, on behalf of Elmwood Projects.


Again reflecting a long term association, Fire Door Experts Limited commence work at Euston Station on behalf of Skanska for the works required by Network Rail in preparation for HS2. In combination with our sister company BWC, FDE and BWC will be combining resources to work with Skanska for the station enablement to include new Assa Abloy fire door supply and installations, new fire rated partition walls and minor strip outs.


November 2018

Through IFSEC Global, Fire Door Safety Week have recently published a handy guide to checking whether your fire doors are compliant and fit for purpose, with an interactive visualisation of what an effective fire door needs to comply with relevant standards and regulations.


Fire Door Experts recently complete Phase II for the supply and installation of FD30s and FD60s single action and double action fire door sets to a private school in South Kensington, on behalf of TRC Contracts. The double action swing through doors were installed with Yeomans Shield face and intumescent door edge protection. Commenting on the project, Simon Whiting Commercial Manager for TRC Contracts said: “We have recently completed an £900,000 refurbishment project at a school in a prestigious area of London. New fire doors were an integral element of the scheme and I am very happy that we chose Fire Door Experts to supply and install. Simon and his team have been thoroughly professional and extremely committed to providing excellent service throughout. The approach and attitude of all personnel was first class and the products supplied are superb. They are indeed experts and I highly recommend them.”


October 2018

Fire Door Experts continue their successful relationship with TRC Contracts and commence the supply and installation of FD30s single action and double action fire door sets for phase II to a private school in South Kensington.


Fire Door Experts shortlisted to win the tender to install fire door sets to a North London hospital on behalf of UKSE Group.


BW Consultants / Fire Door Experts complete phase I to install FD30 and FD60 fire rated door sets to a government building in London on behalf of Balfour Beatty, whom we are a preferred sub-contractor.


Fire Door Expert win their first contract to supply and install a steel fire escape door set to a hospital in North London on behalf of UKSE Group.


September 2018

Fire Door Experts invited to tender for the supply and installation of 277 fire door sets to a hospital in North London and are shortlisted to the final 2.


Fire Door Experts complete the supply and installation of 32 paint grade FD30 rated fire doors at a North London school, including a steel external double door, on behalf of Gowlain Building Group Contractors Limited. Completion of installation of 32 fire doors at North London School, including Steel external double door, by Fire Door Experts on behalf of GB Group.


August 2018

Fire Door Experts win a tender for 2 phases of fire door maintenance works at Broadgate Estates on behalf of Butler and Hayden Associates and A Wilson and Sons. Scope of works to include the maintenance of the buildings fire compartmentalisation doors and the installation of 4 new fire rated steel door sets.


Fire Door Experts complete the supply and installation of 38 FD30s and FD60s door sets to a private school in South Kensington on behalf of TRC Contracts.


Fire Door Experts successfully complete the Exova BM Trada ‘Q’ – Mark audit! Congratulations and many thanks to all the team for their excellent work over the past year! Keep up the good work, whether maintaining fire doors, surveying fire doors or installing new fire doors. Maintaining these high standards means a very bright future for all at Fire Door Experts, our suppliers and (most importantly) our increasing portfolio of customers.


July 2018

Fire Door Experts win prestigious contract to supply and install high end fire doors and bespoke ironmongery for a BOSS showroom in London on behalf of AQCSL.


The sizzling summer continues and our work schedule remains similarly hot! During July, among many existing projects for fire door maintenance and fire door installation, 2 were started at London schools (100 new fire doors in total) with one so impressed they’ve asked for 27 additional fire doors to be replaced!


Currently out to tender are quotes for fire door maintenance at a high security building in London and 500 fire doors for a leading NHS Trust.


New enquiries continue to come in from both corporate and private residential clients, for a certified fire door installer to quote for both fire door maintenance and installation, leading to a forward plan for business well into the autumn.


In June FDE welcomed a new member to the team – Paul Dredge. Paul takes on the role of Commercial Manager and will be manning the office to help co-ordinate the number of stages involved in dealing with the rapidly increasing client base. Paul has an extensive background in Property Management and administration and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team.


January 2018 

Interesting article on the ASFP website regarding Dame Judith Hackitt’s report highlighting several shortcomings in Building Regulations Approved Document B with regards to fire safety in buildings. The report was commissioned in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster and amongst Dame Judith’s findings, the Document “encourages cost-cutting’ and is “not fit for purpose”. Dame Judith further states “the integrity and efficacy of products and systems is highly dependent on correct installation by competent and knowledgeable persons”. This last comment undoubtedly emphasises the importance of using accredited contractors such as Fire Door Experts. The report is due to be released in Spring 2018: https://youtu.be/qbXZ6uzRWrc.

  • Fire Door Experts invited to tender for the supply and installation of replacement fire doors to a large hospital in London.
  • Fire Door Experts invited to tender to install GERDA door sets to a project in Hillingdon on behalf of Gilmartins.

December 2017

November 2017

  • Fire Door Experts are invited to tender for the replacement Fire Doors for London Borough of Sutton.
  •  Fire Door Experts invited to tender for door set installations on behalf of Vrolijk BV www.bbvrolijk.nl for a new build in Cambridge.
  • Fire Door Experts invited to tender for new fire door set replacements for Cranford Community College.
  • Fire Door Experts invited to estimate for new doors to a building in Greenford for bnsgroup.co.uk.
  • Fire Door Experts due to commence supply and installation of FD30 and FD30 door sets and ironmongery at Heathrow Airport on behalf of AQ Construction Services Ltd.

October 2017

  • FDE are delighted to announce that we have just successfully passed our yearly Exova BM Trada Q-Mark audit for both our fire door installation and fire door maintenance accreditation’s.
  • FDE win tender for new oak veneer door supply and installations for AQ Construction Services Ltd at Heathrow Airport.
  • Fire Door Experts commence fire door upgrades for Colne Housing on behalf of Fire Safety Services.
  • Fire Door Experts invited to tender to replace entrance doors for RHP.org.
  • Fire Door Experts invited to tender to replace entrance doors for Hillingdon Council
  • John Sisk has beaten Skanska to the preferred bidder deal for a £200m new clinical building for Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London.  FDE installed the fire doors to the recently completed International Private Patients ward at GOSH and have registered their interest with John Sisk for Phase 4, due to commence during 2019 http://www.londonbuildexpo.com/2017/10/12/sisk-clinches-200m-great-ormond-street-phase-4/
  • Our friends at Fire Door Safety Week provided us with this incredibly helpful guide from BWF-CERTIFIRE which takes you step-by-step through the fire door process, from specification to installation, use and maintenance  http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/assets/bwf-best-practice-guide-2016.pdf 

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