This checklist applies to doors opening to communal areas shared with other tenants.
It is designed to assist leaseholders/occupants of flats in determining if the front door to their flat is compliant with fire safety regulations.
Fire Risk Checklist – Flat Front Doors
- Does the door appear to be the original from the time of the building construction? Do you have documentation relating to the fire safety of the door?
- Is the door a minimum thickness of 44mm?
- Does the door stop meet the required 25mm thickness and is it in a good condition?
- Does any door furniture appear to be in good condition?
- Could the door furniture negatively impact the fire-safety of the door?
- Is the letter box (if fitted) spring loaded and fitted with an intumescent seal?
Strips & Seals
- Are Intumescent strips fitted and are they in an adequate condition?
- Are cold smoke seals fitted and are they in an adequate condition?
- Are there three hinges?
- Do hinges have BS or CE markings?
- Is there a working self-closing device fitted?
- Does the door close into the frame engaging the latch?
- Does the door close fully when released from open, half open and just outside the frame?
- Does the glazing within the door appear to be fire rated with a fire safety stamp marked into the glass?
- When closed does any gap surrounding the door and frame exceed 3mm (+/- 1mm)
- When closed does any gap at the threshold exceed 8mm (+/- 1mm)