Ventro provides a full range of fire safety services, ensuring a cohesive approach to fire safety within your building. Our multi-skilled teams guarantee that no fire safety stone is left unturned, leaving our clients with complete peace of mind.
We are experts when it comes to Fire Doors. They’re much more than just a door; they are an engineered life-saving device.
We are experts when it comes to fire doors, they are far more than just a door; they are an engineered life-saving device. Fire doors are often overlooked in their role in passive fire protection, but they are an integral asset in regard to fire safety. Fire doors offer a barrier to hold back a fire and reduce its development by slowing its passage and reducing the passage of smoke. Fire doors work alongside exit points, escape routes and compartmentation to provide residents with a route and enough time to exit in the event of a fire and also provides fire fighters with a level of protection when they enter the building. Depending on the fire rating, fire doors should provide protection from twenty minutes upwards. It is essential that fire doors are correctly installed and maintained in order to provide a sufficient level of protection.
5 Common Fire Door Faults
• Poor or incorrect installation
• Lack of planned maintenance
• Maintenance not carried out by suitably qualified persons
• Installation of ancillary door furniture, not compatible with the fire door
• Failure to react to damages caused to door
The essential components of a fire door include: Intumescent strips and smoke seals, Fire resistant glazing, fire signage and fire tested hardware such as latches, locks, air grilles, door closers and CE marked hinges. Mixing different products (even if all are independently fire rated) can jeapordise the performance of the door as a whole and so it is imperative that products are fire performance tested in conjunction with each other to ensure maximum protection.
Ventro’s unique approach adopts a 3-step cycle to establish that our clients are proactively tackling fire-safety by ensuring buildings are not only brought up to compliance but kept that way. The 3-Step Approach includes our detailed 5-yearly Healthchecks, Remedial and Installation Planned Programmes of Works, and ongoing Regulatory Routine Maintenance Contracts.
The Healthcheck is an extended survey of the buildings to diagnose the issues within a building. We recommend that a Healthcheck is carried out at the beginning of engagement with ourselves and subsequently re-visited every 5-years as an extended review of the building in conjunction with our maintenance contract; to ensure our clients are keeping ahead of the curve with the most up-to-date solutions in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Ventro provides an end-to-end project management service for all fire safety and regeneration projects, including the project, technical, site, and resident liaison aspects, ensuring that any remedial works required are carried out seamlessly and in a hassle-free manner for the client. Inclusive of specification, design, waste removal, supply and installation to provide the full turn-key solution to your project.
Following diagnosis and remediation, it is key that ongoing maintenance of all fire safety systems is proactively and routinely kept up-to-date to guarantee compliance requirements are met and ensure the safety of building users and longevity of installations. These are complemented every 5 years by an extended Healthcheck as described above to ensure total peace of mind.