Here at JST Construction, we provide and install fire doors in West Kirkby and the surrounding areas.
Our name is JST Construction West Kirby and we undertake many facets of construction but we specialise in particular in fire doors. Fire doors are an integral part of your overall fire safety plan to keep people safe. We’ve been building our presence and expertise in this area over the last few years because ultimately we could save someone’s life in the event of a fire. We are BM Trada certified to protect commercial buildings from fire hazards by installing fire doors in your building.
Just in case you didn’t know, BM Trada is an audit and certification organisation that helps regulate the national and international standards of safety in buildings, including ISO 17021, ISO 17024, and ISO 17065. As we mentioned, we genuinely care about health and safety so we’ve invested a lot of time and resources in honing in on our skill set.
Following tragic and terrible events such as Grenfell Tower in 2017, it’s simply unacceptable to have anything similar happen again. We, therefore, feel a sense of duty to work on as many buildings as we can to ensure they’re fire safe.
We install fire doors, we work on fire compartmentation, we provide fire training as well as much more. We’ve helped lots of people in and around West Kirby already this year but we still see lots of negligence around the subject of fire safety. This is sad to see because if your building isn’t able to protect the people within it, you could see some serious problems. We are relentless when it comes to drilling the message home because it’s that important to us.
Fire Doors West Kirkby - Key Facts
All fire doors installed at non-domestic properties must be installed and approved with intumescent strips. This particular part of the fire door plays an integral part in achieving overall fire door rating.
It is a legal requirements for all non-domestic premises, including student accommodation, to have fire doors installed and serviced to maximise fire safety for all employees, tenants, and guests.
The average fire door, professionally installed by accredited fire door installers, should be able to preserve fire for anywhere between 30-60 minutes. This allows the emergency services to arrive within time.
Most fire doors are manufactured from a a range of solid materials for maximum fire safety. Materials include solid timber, flaxboard, magboard, and other materials.
Fire Doors West Kirkby – Installation
As a company, we are extremely adept in fire door installations across a plethora of building types. We’ve worked on offices, blocks of flats, stadiums, warehouses and everything in between too. Fire doors are a legality in lots of buildings but in principle, they’re a fantastic way to manage fires should one break out. Because of the way they’re manufactured the main purpose is to prevent fire from spreading for a prolonged period giving people enough time to exit a building in the meantime.
Every second counts in a fire situation so fire doors are really important to have installed properly.
As well as being compliant with the latest regulations including Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 our fire doors are brilliant to look at and hold some unique functional features. If you choose to work with us we will also carry out a full fire risk assessment to see what you’re currently doing versus what could be done to improve the situation.
Why Fire Door Compartmentation & Fire Stopping?
Our job is to encourage owners of buildings to become more aware and competent with fire safety and protection measures. We want you to be proactive in safeguarding the people that go in and out of your building on a regular basis. Improving your standards could be the best thing you’ve ever done.
We’re also construction specialists with particular skills in fire compartmentation. This is where you subdivide a building into several smaller areas of risk. The idea behind this is that if a fire were to break out, it would have a harder time spreading due to the precautions you’ve put in place.
There would also be adequate means of evacuating in time which is extremely important. A real-life example would be if a fire started in a kitchen area of a building, we would be able to vacate people from that area to a safer space and the fire could then be contained from spreading.
Fire doors, fire protection on walls and corridors, and other measures help with this. Our construction prowess centres around our capabilities in fire compartmentation so please get in touch today to chat about your building in West Kirby as we’d be delighted to help.
How Can JST Construction Help With Fire Door Compartmentation?
With regulations growing and people becoming more aware of things they can do to further protect themselves from fire, we have taken on lots of projects of this nature as a result. Our knowledge and experience of fire compartmentation are unmatched in our area of West Kirby and we’d love to help you in one of the following ways; installing cavity barriers, fire doors, fire stopping and dampers in ducts, protecting escape routes, and much more too.
Fire Door Servicing West Kirkby
Here at JST Construction, we are also able to provide fire door servicing in West Kirkby and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking for a more reliable provider or you’re seeking your first fire door servicing provider, we are here to help. Fire door servicing is a legal obligation for all non-domestic properties and HMO’s (Houses of Multiple Occupancy).
Fire door servicing involves the inspection of all individual components, hardware checks, and documentation. Moreover, it also involves functional testing which may include opening and closing the door to verify its proper operation. As well as ensuring full compliance, it’s also important to ensure maximum fire safety for your building and occupants.
Fire door servicing and inspections carried out by JST Construction will include checking for:
- Gaps and seals
- Ensuring closers are in good condition
- Ensuring hinges are in good condition
- Checking full door operation
Why Choose JST Construction?
JST Construction are proud to be your 5-star fire door installer for all types of businesses throughout West Kirkby and the surrounding areas. Our excellent and professional team of installers have over 20 years of experience and also provide fire door inspection and fire door repairs to ensure maximum fire safety at your premises.
We are a fully accredited company with the following:
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Fire Doors West Kirkby – FAQs
Yes, for all non-domestic properties, fire doors are a legal requirement in-line with the Fire Safety Order 2005. Moreover, HMO’s are also required to have sufficient fire doors installed and serviced across all floors if possible. Failure to comply with the the latest legislations will result in hefty prosecutions and fines.
Ultimately, it depends on type and extent of the damage to specific components of the fire door(s). It’s always best to get a BM-Trada accredited company to assess your door initially to decide whether a repair or replacement is best for maximum fire safety.
Yes, of course. In line with British Standards and the Fire Safety Order 2005, all fire doors should be serviced at least once per year to ensure they remain compliant with the latest legislation. A comprehensive service will include inspecting all individual components including closers, hinges, and frames.
Yes, of course. Fire doors can be glazed, that is absolutely fine and in-line with legislation and compliance. This means there is no need to compromise on aesthetics of personal style when it comes to fire doors. You can have an attractive-looking fire doors AND a fire door that provides maximum fire safety!
Great question. Fire doors are specifically designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke in a building by creating a barrier that can withstand the effects of fire for a specific period of time. They do this in a number of ways. Fire doors supplied and installed by JST Construction are typically made of steel or other fire-resistant materials.
Intumescent seals play a crucial role in fire safety by helping to prevent the spread of fire and smoke in buildings. These seals are designed to expand when exposed to high temperatures, such as those generated during a fire. Regular inspections and maintenance of intumescent seals, along with the associated fire doors and windows, are essential to ensure their effectiveness in the event of a fire.
Yes, in many cases, fire doors are required to be self-closing as part of fire safety regulations and building codes. There are a number of reasons that a self-closing mechanism is imperative including; helps to contain fire and smoke, delays the spread of fire, and ensures compliance with latest regulations and codes.
Whether fire doors are required in every room of a building depends on various factors. Fire risk assessments should be carried out to identify where fire doors are required to be installed within your building or premises. Variable factors may include; building height and size, local building codes, and fire compartmentation.
The lifespan of a fire door can be dependent on a number of factors. As a general rule of thumb, professionally installed and well-looked after fire doors may last anywhere between 10-20 years. Regular inspections and maintenance, carried out by JST Construction are paramount to prolong the lifespan of your fire door.