WHAT WE DO
The services we supply
All doors are bespoke and made-to-measure, so they can be configured to suit almost any application. Our doors are available in a range of finishes and we can even fit ironmongery and accessories to match.
Whether you are looking for a range of solid doors or want to opt for a fully glazed set, we will be able to provide you with a budget quotation within 24 hours.
The highly robust nature of our fire screens and doors enables us to install in highly frequented buildings including offices, schools, hospitals, sports centres, shopping centres and much more. All our fire screens are made to measure, and we can offer you a bespoke package which meets all your requirements.
Our fire screens can be made in a range of integrities and insulation ratings, whilst also meeting your acoustic needs. We know how important fire safety is especially in commercial settings, which is why our glass can perform for up to 120 minutes.
- There were 303 fire-related fatalities in England during 2015-2016
- Around 160,000 fire incidents were attended to in 2017/18
After masses of media coverage surrounding fire safety over the last few years, it is now more important than ever to use the best practices and products in the fight against fire. It is imperative that you not only choose the best products on the market, but that they are installed and maintained correctly and to a high standard.
Failure to comply with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order could result in the building manager or owner being prosecuted and fined. We will work closely with you to ensure that your fire doors meet all safety standards. And to give you complete peace of mind; they all come fully certified.
Where do I need fire doors/screens in my building?
All non-domestic buildings are subject to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order: 2005. Guidance is separated into difference sections for horizontal and vertical escape routes. In addition to this, fire doors are required to have the correct signage on both sides indicating that it is a fire door, including instructions such as ‘Keep Closed’. There are many fire safety regulations which your doors must meet; all which ML Fire Doors & Fire Screens can facilitate.
If Building Control has advised fire stopping products throughout your premises, we can even provide you with a doors and screens package. Just speak with a member of our team to discuss your project.
What is the difference between ‘integrity’ and ‘insulation’?
Integrity- This determines how long the glass can withstand heat before shattering.
Toughened glass in not able to withstand the thermal shock generated during a fire and must never be used where fire-resistant glass is needed.
Insulation- This determines how long the screen can protect the adjoining room from heat.
What happens when fire doors aren’t installed correctly
Fire doors are the first step used in the line of defence between you and a fire. Each fire door is made up of vital components, and the quality of installation could be the difference between life and death.
If there has been any alteration to the fire door or frame, it can drastically affect the performance of the door.
Not sure if your doors are up to scratch? This simple 5-step check should help:
Check it for certification- There should be a label on top or on the side of the door to show it is certified.
Measure the gaps- The gaps around a fire door should be consistently less than 4mm. You can use a £1 coin to test this which is around 3mm.
Assess the seals- The seals around the door should be present and in good condition. If damaged, your fire door will be compromised.
Does it fully close? – Open the door and let it close on its own. If the door does not do this then it will not be helpful in the event of a fire and needs replacing.
Check the hinges – If the hinges aren’t firmly fixed or have missing/broken screws the integrity of the door will be compromised.