Fire Door Surveys

Identifying potential issues that could be detrimental in the event of a fire

Certified Fire Door Surveys in Cambridge

When it comes to fire safety, precision matters. At Excel Carpentry Contractors, we pride ourselves on being the forefront fire door survey specialists, pioneering the use of high-end tech and software in our processes. Our fully approved fire door surveying team guarantees diligent attention to detail in every assessment.



Why Fire Door Surveys Matter

Why are fire door surveys so crucial? The answer lies in the potential risks they mitigate. Conducting a fire door survey isn’t just a legal requirement, it’s a crucial aspect of safeguarding lives and property.

Without conducting a fire door survey, your building is potentially putting the lives of everyone inside at risk. Our comprehensive surveys delve deep into every minute aspect of your space’s existing fire doors to identify potential issues that could be detrimental in the event of a fire. We leave no stone unturned, inspecting everything from location to the materials of your fire door to the hinges and frame it has been installed in, ensuring optimised safety.

What is a Fire Door Survey? 

A bespoke fire door survey is a comprehensive assessment conducted to evaluate the condition and effectiveness of fire doors in a building. The purpose of a fire door survey is to ensure that fire doors are installed correctly, maintained properly, and able to perform their intended function during a fire emergency.
During a fire door survey, a qualified individual or a team of experts inspects each fire door within a building to assess its compliance with relevant fire safety regulations and standards. The survey typically includes:

During a fire door survey, a qualified individual or a team of experts inspects each fire door within a building to assess its compliance with relevant fire safety regulations and standards. The survey typically includes:

Visual inspection: Checking the overall condition of the fire door, including the frame, door leaf, hinges, seals, and glazing (if applicable). Any signs of damage, wear, or improper maintenance are noted.

Testing: Conducting functional tests to verify if the door closes and latches correctly, and if the seals are intact and provide a proper smoke and fire barrier.

Identification and labeling: Ensuring that each fire door is correctly labeled with appropriate signage indicating its fire rating, usage, and any additional features.

Documentation: Creating a detailed report that summarizes the findings of the survey, including any non-compliant issues, recommended actions, and a schedule for repairs or maintenance. The fire door survey helps identify any deficiencies, non-compliance, or potential risks associated with fire doors. It enables building owners, facility managers, and fire safety professionals to take corrective measures, such as repairs, replacements, or maintenance, to ensure that fire doors are functioning optimally and can effectively compartmentalize and prevent the spread of fire and smoke in the event of a fire emergency.

At Excel Carpentry Contractors, we understand that each domestic project is unique and requires a personalized approach. We take the time to listen to our clients needs and work closely with them to bring their vision to life. Our level of care and clarity sets us apart from other carpentry contractors, ensuring that every project is completed with precision and to the highest standards of quality.

Newly-installed fire door
Innovative Fire Door Survey Software

Here at Excel Carpentry Contractors we don’t just rely on traditional methods when it comes to empowering your fire safety, we harness the power of technology. For the most precise and efficient surveying we take advantage of cutting-edge fire door survey software. This software enables us to record and track every aspect of our fire stopping activities, providing clients with detailed documentation of the work performed. Notably, one-trace also facilitates the management of fire door installations, allowing us to maintain comprehensive records of fire safety measures implemented throughout the building.

As part of our commitment to utilising advanced tools and techniques, we have incorporated graphics provided by one-trace into our communication materials. These graphics serve to illustrate our use of high-spec, innovative technology in both fire stopping and fire door installations. By leveraging such tools, we not only enhance the efficiency and accuracy of our work but also demonstrate our dedication to delivering the highest standards of fire safety to our clients.

The Essential Fire Door Survey Requirements and Checklist
We believe that knowledge is the key to effective fire safety management. As part of our thorough safety training, all our contractors are up-to-date with the latest certifications and have participated in regular fire door survey courses. This guarantees our checklists feature the most recent regulatory updates and that our approved fire door survey reports are detailed, clear and actionable..
Interior fire door with appropriate signage
In-progress fire door survey with Excel Carpentry contractor

The Next Steps

Following a meticulously conducted fire door survey, you can benefit from our all-encompassing fire-safety services which includes fire door installation and maintenance solutions. Leveraging our expertise in fire safety protocols and cutting-edge technology, we seamlessly execute precise installations tailored to regulatory standards and client specifications. Our proactive approach extends to regular maintenance programs, where we ensure the continued functionality and compliance of fire doors through routine inspections, repairs, and upgrades as necessary. With our integrated solutions, you will receive end-to-end support in safeguarding your commercial and domestic premises against fire hazards.

A selection of our bespoke fire door clients

Our fire door certifications

Q Mark bm trada certification
Facilitiesline Gold Member certification
Q Mark bm trada Fire Door Maintenance certification
Q Mark bm trada Fire Door Installation certification
SafeContractor Approved logo
Constructionline logo

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