Fire Doors Chester

Here at JST Construction, we are certified to BM Trada standards to install fire doors in Chester and the surrounding areas. We are proud to supply and install only the best type of fire doors to best protect commercial and industrial-type properties.

BM Trada demonstrates competence in the installation of fire doors that provide complete peace of mind to property owners with all installers – just like JST Construction – continually assessed and suitably qualified.

In 2017, we decided to offer fire door installation and compartmentation as one of our main services with the mission to best protect as many commercial and industrial-type buildings as possible.

The events of Grenfell Tower were a massive factor in JST Construction prioritizing fire safety moving forwards. Simply put, fire doors save lives and prevent fire from damaging an entire building, therefore buying time for the emergency services to arrive at the property. Fire doors are also essential to keep escape routes clear and give the fire service entering the property much better access.

Looking to ensure your building is fire safe? Ensure you have the best fire doors installed by calling us directly at 0151 355 9232 or use our contact form

Fire Doors Chester - Key Facts

Fire doors are essential for the safety of your building, staff, and people. Fire doors and frames are able to withstand fire outbreaks for anywhere between 30-60 minutes giving the fire services enough time to arrive and resolve before fire starts spreading and escalating.

In all non-domestic properties, fire doors are a legal requirement. Failure to have fire doors installed any commercial or industrial property could leave to hefty prosecutions.

Three sets of the fire door hinged are usually recommended for each door and they must be fire-rated. Fire door signs should also be fitted on each side of the door. 

Fire door frames should be the same rating as the fire door (ideally purchased as a set). If you wish to paint fire door, you are able to so. Fire doors can be painted using regular decorative paint.

Fire Doors Chester –  Installation

Fire doors are an essential part of fire safety and should be professionally installed by fully accredited fire door installers to ensure you are fully compliant.

JST Construction is a certified fire door installer that is able to install made-to-measure fire doors and fire frames. For fire doors to be fitted to the appropriate standards, every door should be fitted with intumescent strips which ensure that the fire door is fit for purpose. Our fire door installation services comply with all the latest requirements in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order 2005). After installation, we will also undertake rigorous testing.

Why Fire Door Compartmentation & Fire Stopping?

Larger commercial and industrial buildings typically comply with several rooms and storeys. If not properly compartmentalized to deal with fire outbreaks, it can cause havoc and devastation. The walls and floors must remain functional for the duration of the designed fire resistance period. Here at JST Construction, we are BM Trade certified to provide complete fire compartmentation.  

How Can JST Construction Help With Fire Door Compartmentation?

Larger commercial and industrial buildings typically comply with several rooms and storeys. If not properly compartmentalized to deal with fire outbreaks, it can cause havoc and devastation. The walls and floors must remain functional for the duration of the designed fire resistance period. Here at JST Construction, we are BM Trade certified to provide complete fire compartmentation. We do this by dividing cavities at junctions and cavity closures. Compartmentation services offered to industrial and commercial-type buildings are also strictly compliant with the very latest legislation and to current Building Regulations and British Standards.

Fire Door Servicing Chester

JST Construction offers professional fire door servicing in Warrington and surrounding areas. According to the Fire Safety Order, the “responsible person” – whether the building manager, landlord, or business owner – has a legal obligation to ensure regular servicing and inspection of all fire doors within their premises.

This legal requirement extends to blocks of flats and houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) as well. Fire doors play a critical role in preventing the spread of fire and safeguarding lives, making it essential to maintain them in optimal condition for reliable functionality when needed.

When you choose JST Construction for fire door servicing and inspections, we meticulously check for the following:

•Gaps and seals to ensure they provide an effective barrier against smoke and flames.
•The condition of door closers to ensure smooth and automatic closure after use.
•The condition of hinges to ensure proper functioning and alignment of the door.
•Full door operation to confirm that the door opens and closes as intended.

Why Choose JST Construction?

Whether you’re looking for fire door installation, fire stopping, or any other type of fire safety service that we offer, you are guaranteed high-quality service. As you would expect, the safety of our clients is at the very top of our priorities which is why rigorous testing will be undertaken to ensure complete safety. JST Construction is fully accredited and certified to deliver all fire safety services that we advertise. 

When it comes to fire door installation in Chester, JST Construction is your number #1 choice. We are a fully accredited company with the following:

Contact Us Today

If you’re looking to get in touch with us at JST Construction today regarding fire door installation, fire stopping, or fire door compartmentation, we would love to hear from you. Simply call us now on 0151 355 9232 or use our contact form below and we’ll get back to you.

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    Fire Doors Chester – FAQs

    A typical fire door is made up of a wide range of components that enables the door to serve its purpose and meet all the latest fire safety regulations. A fire door is the complete assembly of individual parts that together make it a must for fire safety. As well as the door left, a fire door also comprises hinges, overhead door closes, locks, latches, intumescent fire and smoke seals.

    Yes. Fire doors are a legal requirement for all non-domestic properties including commercial and industrial premises. This is of course in line with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 that clearly states and outlines that business premises must have fire door(s) installed in the correct places and must also adequately maintain them in order for them to stay fit for purpose.

    There are several types of fire doors available, each designed to meet specific fire safety requirements and applications. JST Construction will firstly provide a fire risk assessment and inspect your property type before proposing the most suitable type of fire door(s) for maximum protection. Types of fire doors available include wooden fire doors, steel fire doors, glass fire doors and double fire doors.

    The requirement for fire doors in residential properties can vary depending on local building codes, regulations, and fire safety standards. Fire doors are not usually required in single family homes but they are required in larger residential buildings, such as high-rise apartments or houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs). If considering the installation of fire doors in a residential property, it is advisable to consult with a certified fire safety professional just like JST Construction to ensure proper selection.

    If you notice any damage or wear on a fire door, it is essential to take immediate action to address the issue and maintain the door’s fire resistance and functionality. We urge you to contact our fire door specialist to arrange for immediate inspection and servicing. If possible, we will try and repair. However, in most cases fire doors cannot be repaired and may well need to be replaced to ensure maximum reliability.

    Modifying or installing new hardware on a fire door can compromise its safety and functionality. Fire doors are specifically designed and tested to meet strict fire safety regulations and standards. We advise against this and you should not consider installing new hardware before consulting with JST Construction.

    Fire doors are rated based on their ability to resist the spread of fire and smoke for a specified period. The rating system is designed to indicate the door’s performance under standard fire conditions. For example, a fire door may be rated as “FD30” or “FD60” for its fire resistance, meaning it can withstand exposure to fire for 30 minutes or 60 minutes, respectively.

    Typically, fire doors should be installed next to every door leading to a stairwell at all levels. This is to give occupants and people an easy escape route in the event of a fire within the premises. But don’t worry, JST Construction will ensure that you have the adequate fire doors installed and that you comply with all the latest regulations and legislations.

    If it’s possible, more than one fire exit door is recommended. The fire exit regulations outline that there should be at least two escape routes from every part of the premises that are completely independent to each other. Our fire door experts at JST Construction will locate the best locations for your fire doors to be professionally installed and maintained so they are fit for purpose.

    Yes. Fire doors must be fitted with fire rated hinges, locks and hardware but they do not need a special type of paint. Therefore, this means that you are free to go ahead and use regular decorative paint to meet your requirements.