Working with our clients – Hanevo at Whittington Hospital, a prime example

Working with our clients, not just for our clients…

It’s vital, when working on projects, that all parties concerned work for the betterment of the project, especially when a variety of suppliers are involved and an ever-increasing scope of work.

Fire Door Experts were originally engaged by Hanevo back in December 2018 to carry out the installation of 250+ fire doors on a fix only basis. Due to the quality and timeliness of our work, the clear communication channels and our professional project management, we have developed an excellent relationship with Hanevo which has led to further works being awarded for fire door maintenance work and the supply and installation of a number of fire doors, including;

Maintenance Work

Essential maintenance is now completed on 76 existing bedroom doors to the nurses home at Whittington Hospital where doors were maintained back to their originally intended fire rating. Work included resizing the doors by the addition of hardwood lippings to achieve correct door margins, the addition of batwing seals to add smoke control, the replacement of existing hinges with fire rated hinges, new overhead door closers to ensure the doors close correctly and appropriate fire door signage.

Further Maintenance Work

Whilst in the same block, we completed the maintenance of the existing kitchen and store room fire doors to maintain them to current standards.

Replacement On-Call Doors

15 On-Call bedroom doors have been replaced with 30-minute rated FD30s Ash veneer door-sets and integrated over panels. As well as offering passive fire protection, these replacement doors have an enhanced acoustic rating offering better potential for rest for the staff in a busy area of the hospital. Door-sets were supplied by Humphrey and Stretton with ironmongery from Spiller Door Controls Direct.

Improved Escape Route and Fire Compartmentation

We have just been awarded the contract to replace the existing stairwell doors in the nursing home for 60-minute rated FD60s fire door-sets and associated ironmongery, coupled with the supply and installation of new FD30s veneer leaf and a half door-sets to add corridor breaks and improve the fire compartmentation of the building.

Fix Only Door Installations

Whilst these new stairwell and corridor break doors are in manufacture, we have since recommenced on site for the second phase of the 18 month fire door replacement programme we were originally engaged for. This sees us replacing all the existing non-fire rated doors around the hospital on Level 1 with SDS Specialist Door Solutions fire door-sets, whom we are preferred installers.

Fire Door Surveys

We are currently working through reports having just completed a fire door survey of the existing fire doors on Level 2 of the hospital. Once complete, we will submit our survey report to Hanevo and The Trust with our recommendations.


Given the numerous steps involved in the fire door procurement process, especially when working on multiple concurrent sub-projects, strong project management skills are required along with clear and concise communications. Fire Door Experts pride ourselves on offering a true full circle service providing peace of mind from project conception to completion and beyond.

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“I got five companies to quote for getting seven fire doors and door frames installed to my house for an HMO license. As it’s my home, it was very important to me that the fire doors don’t make the place feel like a hospital.
So I had lots of questions about how to make the fire doors look more or less like normal doors.
Fire Door Experts answered my questions promptly and in detail, and gave me a quote that was both competitive and gave me confidence about what I was signing up for.
After agreeing to the work, work started within the agreed timescale and I was kept up to date with progress.
I’m happy with the end result!”

Duncan, NW5


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