BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Installation
GRJ provides new build fire door installation carried out to the highest standards of compliance, following the BM TRADA Q-mark Fire Door Installation Scheme.
BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Replacement
If the requirement of a new fire door arises following a fire door survey, the BM TRADA Q-mark certification allows us to bring your building’s fire doors back up to the highest compliance.
BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Certification
Fire door certification, with Q-Mark Plugging and Q-Mark Gold Label Installation, is crucial for ensuring fire door compliance. As certified Q-Mark installers, we have the expertise to deliver full compliance, covering everything from supplying manufactured door sets to the installation and certification of your project.
Fire Door Installations
For professional, BM TRADA Q-Mark certified fire door installations look no further than GRJ Contracting. As third-party accredited fire door suppliers, we supply and fit different fire rated doors to suit the needs of your commercial or residential premises.
Fire doors need to be correctly installed in order to be functional. By law, fire doors are required in all doorways that lead to escape routes. They are also a legal requirement in high-risk rooms such as commercial kitchens, boiler and utility rooms or IT server rooms.
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Key Features & Characteristics of a Fire Door
Fire doors are constructed from materials designed to withstand exposure to high temperatures and flames for a specified period of time. These doors typically have fire resistance ratings denoted in minutes (e.g. 30, 60, or 90 minutes). The rating indicates how long a door can withstand fire without allowing it to spread to the other side
In addition to withstanding flames and heat, fire doors are designed to block the passage of smoke. All fire-rated doors come equipped with a smoke seal that surrounds the door frame, preventing smoke from spreading. We install fire doors in critical building areas to ensure a clear and safe escape route during a fire.
Fire doors are equipped with self-closing mechanisms, typically in the form of door closers, which ensure that the door remains closed at all times. This prevents the passage of fire and smoke even if there is no one present to manually close the door.
Many fire doors are fitted with intumescent seals around the door frame. When exposed to heat, these seals expand to fill any gaps, creating a tighter seal and further preventing the spread of fire and smoke.
Fire Door Hardwear
Fire doors feature fire-rated hardware, including locks, handles and hinges, designed to withstand high temperatures and stay operational in the event of a fire.
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Resist fire. Protect your property. Save lives.
At GRJ we are dedicated to supplying and installing fire protection solutions to preserve your buildings and their occupants. We specialise in three key sectors of the industry - new construction, social housing and healthcare, including NHS facilities. As experienced fire protection contractors, we hold third-party accreditations including BM TRADA Q-Mark, IFC, ISO 9001 and Cyber Essentials.
Our services cover the whole of England so whether you’re based in the East Midlands or Yorkshire, you can rely on our experienced fire door suppliers. Get in touch with the GRJ fire door team to book a free consultation.
Why is Fire Door Installation Important?
Installing fire doors is a critical element of fire safety in your building and its significance cannot be emphasised enough. Fire door plays an important role in your building's passive fire protection, aiming to contain the spread of fire and smoke, whilst safeguarding lives and your property.
Strategically placing fire doors within your building allows you to compartmentalise the space, limiting the spread of fire. This also provides occupants with more time to evacuate and reduces the risk of damage to your property.
In addition to containing fire, fire doors also control the movement of smoke within your building. Smoke is a major hazard during a fire, as it not only obscures visibility, but also poses serious health risks. The smoke seals and self-closing mechanisms of a fire door help maintain clear escape routes, giving occupants time to evacuate.
Fire doors have great importance in protecting the lives of people occupying your building. They serve as a barrier, allowing people to exit the building without the dangers of a spreading fire. In the event of a fire, functioning fire doors can mean the difference between life and death.
Fire doors help minimise property damage by containing fires within a limited area. This can reduce the cost of damage and make it easier for firefighters to control the fire. Additionally, many building codes require fire doors to protect valuable assets, equipment, and infrastructure.
Building Code Compliance
Building codes and regulations require the installation of fire doors in specific locations, including fire exits, stairwells and areas housing fire-suppression systems. Compliance with these codes is necessary to ensure the safety of occupants and to meet legal requirements.
Many insurance providers require building owners and managers to adhere to fire safety standards. Failing to meet these requirements can result in higher insurance premiums or even denial of coverage.
Regular Inspections and Maintenance
To maintain the proper working condition and meet fire-resistant ratings, all fire doors installed at your property require regular inspections and maintenance. This ensures compliance with relevant building codes and fire safety regulations.
Accreditation and Compliance
As a third-party accredited company, GRJ holds a BM TRADA Q-Mark accreditation.
BM TRADA Q-Mark is a certification and testing program offered by BM TRADA, a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services in various industries. The Q-Mark certification focuses on the construction and building industry. Its aim is to guarantee the quality, safety and compliance of products and services within these sectors.
The Q-Mark program covers a range of areas, including fire safety, timber and wood products and other construction materials and systems. The primary purpose of the Q-Mark certification is providing third-party verification and assurance that a product, system or service meets specified quality and performance standards.
Specific Q-Mark certification areas include:
This Q-Mark certification ensures that fire doors, fire-resistant glazing and other fire safety products meet industry standards and are capable of withstanding fire for a specified period, as well as resisting smoke and preventing its spread.
Timber and Wood Products
The Q-Mark certification for timber and wood products, includes glazing and doors, ensuring they are manufactured to specific quality and performance standards. Those often include durability and resistance to environmental factors.
Smoke Control and Ventilation
Some Q-Mark certifications pertain to products and systems related to smoke control and ventilation in buildings, which are essential for the safe evacuation of occupants during a fire.
Certified Installation Services
Along with certifying products, BM TRADA Q-Mark also certifies the installation services of building components. This helps guarantee the products are correctly installed, maintaining their intended performance and safety.
Fire Door Regulations and Standards
BS 476 Part 22 - British Standard BS 476 Part 22 outlines the fire resistance requirements for doors and shutter assemblies in the UK.
Building Regulations (Part B) - In the UK, Building Regulations Part B covers fire safety in buildings and includes requirements for fire doors and their installation.
EN 1634 - European Norm (EN) 1634 is a standard that specifies the fire resistance requirements for fire-resistant and smoke control doorsets in the European Union.
BM TRADA Fire Door Plugging Identification
The Q-Mark certification process involves rigorous testing and auditing along with ongoing surveillance of the certified products or services to ensure continued compliance with the standards. It demonstrates the quality and reliability of manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to customers, regulators and building industry stakeholders.
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