Wight Fire Doors

Fire door specialists based on the Isle of Wight

Wight Fire Doors provide services for fitting, renewal and maintenance of the fire doors and frames for your property. Set up as a subsidiary of the well respected and award-winning company, Wight Fire and Security based in Sandown. Following a fire risk assessment or fire door inspection Wight Fire Doors strive to provide the most cost-effective solutions to any issues concerning your fire door sets. Our aim is help you achieve compliance to the relevant legislation, regulation and codes of practice no matter how big or small the problem may be.

For any help or advice regarding fire doors in your business premises or property please contact Wight Fire Doors on 01983 619947 or via email at sales@wightfiredoors.co.uk

What are Fire Doors?

A fire door is no ordinary door, it is one of the most critical elements of passive fire protection, used to provide compartmentation – in other words, containing fire and smoke for a period of time to allow people to be safely rescued and evacuated. Fire doors are engineered safety products and are used regularly like any normal doors but everyday use puts them at risk of damage or abuse which may compromise their fire safety efficiency. Maintenance of these life saving devices should be an essential part of your property’s fire safety system.

Common Fire Door Failures

In a 2015 a review undertaken by FDIS certificated fire door inspectors revealed the extent of fire door failures being seen on site.

  1. Over 61% of fire doors inspected had problems with fire or smoke seals.  
  2. More than a third had incorrect signage.  
  3. 230 fire doors inspected had gaps bigger than 3mm between door and frame.
  4. More than 20% had unsuitable hinges.  
  5. Almost 1 in 6 had damage to the door leaf. (Source: FDIS18)
Common Fire Door Faults

Useful Links & Information

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order: 2005.

Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations (England and Wales)

BS 8214:2016

Approved Document B of the Building Regulations

Fire Door Safety Week - 2018