Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week is a national campaign started by the British Woodworking Federation, BWF Fire Door Alliance and Fire Door Inspection Scheme in 2013.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the crucial role that fire doors play in protecting lives and property. More specifically, the FDSW campaign draws attention to issues such as poor installation and maintenance.

Campaign Objectives

  • To raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
  • To encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
  • To link together the initiatives of many organisations with common interests in the fire door and passive fire protection industries.
  • To engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance.

In early September, the government announced that planning rules were set to be relaxed allowing two-storey extensions on UK homes to be fast-tracked.

The new plans will allow households to add up to two storeys to their home without full planning permission through a fast track scheme. With this in mind, the increase of extensions and in loft conversions will rise. Resulting to increased demand for fire doors that building regulations will stipulate.

In accordance to Building Regulations “All new build or renovated properties with three storeys or more must have FD30 fire doors (30 Minute Fire resistance) to all habitable rooms off the stairwell.”

But why should safety compromise aesthesis?

The answer is… it shouldn’t’!

Here at E & S W Knowles, we offer an extensive range of internal fire door design and finishes including glazing options to match your specification without compromising on safety.


We are accredited under the IFC Certification and BM TRADA ‘Q’ Mark Fire Schemes with 30-minute (FD30) 60 minute (FD60) 90 Minute (FD90) and 120 minutes (FD120) fire resistance.

Our fire doors are made with fire-resistant timber controlled by ISO approved standards. Each door comes complete with an IFC tamper-evident label and BM TRADA fire door plug system indicating their appropriate fire rating specification. 

Our fire doors and fire door components have all been tested and certified to ensure their integrity.

With the recent news of the Government’s demand to build to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic, awareness of the importance of fire doors should be at the very front of every projectt.

We are proud to support Fire Door Safety Week and shall continue to spread the importance of correct supplied, installed and maintained fire doors.

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