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Fire Door Compliance

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Following The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, it became a legal requirement from the 23rd January 2023 to ensure that buildings over 11m in height (from the lowest point of the exterior of the building to the ground level of the top residential floor) had a responsible person carry out quarterly checks of fire doors in the common parts i.e. utility cupboard doors, internal hallway doors cupboard doors and annual checks of flat entrance doors that lead to the common parts. The responsible persons also need to provide residents with fire safety information relating to the importance of fire doors for building fire safety.

At Valor Block Management, we have been busy ensuring this has been carried out, for any new buildings or those that don’t already have specific fire door reports we have instructed Fire Risk Assessments/Health & Safety reports and door reports to highlight any that require works. We ensure works are carried out and dates booked in for any regular checks where necessary. It is important to check the lease to see who is responsible for the flat entrance doors. We also provide letters on leaseholder requirements and fire emergency information which is also posted on our leaseholder portal.

Checks should be made for any gaps in the door frame, checking seals and hinges, if there is a sufficient door closer in place and in working order and if there is any damage or any alterations that have been made.
Buildings below 11m are not exempt however, and it is stated that any residential building with 2 or more sets of domestic premises are within the scope of the Fire Safety Order. The responsible person must still ensure there are general fire precautions and that all fire doors are capable of providing adequate fire protection. There are additional requirements for buildings over 18m see diagram below.

Valor properties provides comprehensive block management and health and safety services for properties throughout the region. As a full-service provider with extensive experience, we are well-equipped to address the varied needs of property management.

We would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss how we can best support your property management objectives through our tailored service offerings. Please contact us at your convenience to arrange an introductory meeting where we can explore potential areas of collaboration. We are confident that our proven track record and personalised approach would make us a valuable partner.


Bethany Nicol February 2024