Fire Door Installation & Maintenance

Porter Fire provides fire door inspections and remedial works to safeguard escape routes from smoke in the event of emergency evacuation. We are accredited for installation and maintenance of timber door sets through FIRAS 3rd party verification.


In order to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire door installation and maintenance is a key requirement for every business and establishment to which the Order applies.

In the event of a fire, when used as part of the passive fire protection of the building, a well maintained and fully operational fire door will help prevent the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and enable occupants to escape safely from the building.

Porter Fire works with customers to ensure their fire doors will be effective in the event of an emergency. We are able to offer servicing, repair and replacement with little disruption to your business.

Fire door remedial works or upgrades

NOTIONAL fire doors can be upgraded with fire rated ironmongery, intumescent strips, cold smoke seals and gaps closed to a 2-4mm tolerance to become NOMINAL fire doors.

Are you unsure if your fire doors comply? Let’s eliminate the guesswork.

Accredited through FIRAS for installation and maintenance, Porter Fire provides fire door surveys. Unlike other companies, we will also issue an estimate for remedial works based on our findings or you can use it as a tender.

A qualified joiner can be dispatched to repair small jobs and give you an estimate for any outstanding work that may be required after the day’s work has been completed.

Fire door assessment survey

The survey can also be used as evidence that you are complying with the Regulatory Reform Order 2005 and BS9999.

In accordance with BS9999, fire doors should be inspected biannually by a competent person.

We are happy to conduct a full fire door assessment survey and provide you with a comprehensive report of our findings. We are also happy to quote for any remedial work recommended in the report. Or you can use it gain estimates.

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Please feel free to contact us as we provide surveys, small works and larger full door replacements or fully bespoke fire door work where necessary.

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Fire Safety Act 2021

Fire Safety Order 2021 passed into law on the 16th of May 2022.

In the case of multi-occupied residential buildings, the Fire Safety Act puts beyond doubt that structure, external walls and flat entrance doors fall within the scope of the Fire Safety Order. The Fire Safety Act will require Responsible Persons to ensure that these elements are included in their fire risk assessments, if they have not been covered already.

Further Information

Maintenance of Fire Doors

• A regular fire door inspection is recommended to ensure the safety of your property and people. In most cases a bi-annual inspection is recommended to monitor any wear, allowing for replacement of parts, although where doors are used more heavily, there should be an increased frequency of inspection, on which Porter Fire can advise.
• While bi-annual inspections are a recommendation by BS9999, it is also important that daily and monthly visual inspections are made to check for any potential problems.
• Daily checks should include visual inspection of and testing of automatic release mechanisms.
• Monthly checks include: testing the fail-safe mechanisms for automatic doors; testing the operation of hold-open devices under a simulated loss of power or fire alarm; and testing the correct operation of panic hardware on emergency and panic doors.
• Regular inspections and checks should be recorded and dated by the responsible person with repair or replacement of faulty doors taking place as a priority with any such repairs recorded.

This simple ten-point checklist gives an overview of what to consider when inspecting your company’s fire doors:

  1. Are your fire doors certificated (label or plug)?
  2. Are the gaps between the door and frame 3-4mm?
  3. Are the intumescent/cold smoke seals damaged or missing?
  4. Are the hinges all firmly fixed with no screws missing?
  5. Do all handles and panic hardware operate correctly?
  6. Are the doors able to close in a controlled manner and are they free from obstruction?
  7. Do door selectors operate correctly?
  8. Is the glass secure in the frame?
  9. Do the doors display the correct signage and is it legible?
  10. Have your doors been inspected by a trained industry professional?