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  2. I am a leaseholder of a flat in a 3 storey house in England converted to 7 flats in 1983, 5 of which are let to short term tenants. We are a Section 257 HMO. 4 flats have their own entrances from outside, the other 3 being entered via a communal staircase. We have an integrated fire alarm system but only the 3 flats on the staircase have heat detectors and alarm sounders. I am told that new fire regs in 2019 require us to install integrated heat detectors in the kitchens of all 7 flats. If this be so, should the 4 flats currently outside the central alarm system not also have inte
  3. I have an entry fire door which closes with a double chain closer. The door closes very slowly and does not close completely. I have also noticed an intermittent "clunk" from the interior of the door about 10-20 seconds after the door has been closed. I'm guessing this could be the chain bunching up as the door closes, but would be grateful for any advice; particularly whether I should be tightening or loosening the adjusting screw on the frame plate on the right.
  4. You would need to know the full layout of the area where the door is located, both sides of the door.
  5. I could not give a definitive answer without knowing a lot more, but by the sound of it, I would not be in favour of the proposals.
  6. Check out page 27 and 29 of Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations which may be difficult to understand so I would suggest you contact FIRA.
  7. If your electric cupboard is involved in fire you are likely to lose your lights pretty quickly, so it is unlikely you are not going to be unaware very long, then you are going to be glad it is enclosed to a 30 minute standard.
  8. In most cases toilets do not require fire doors anyway and so single cubicle toilets of any type don't have self closers, larger ones have them more for ventilation control/privacy.
  9. You are looking at the wrong register (there is more than one!) https://www.ifsm.org.uk/fra-registers/assessors/buck-anthony-charles/
  10. I live in a rental property and have Ei Optical Smoke Alarms installed in each room - not sure which model but our manual covers the Ei3024/3016/3014. The RF Module LED indicator on one of the alarms is flashing red twice quickly at 3/4-second intervals, with no sound coming from it. We've looked at the manual and can't see any answers there - all other alarm units are as normal, with a solid green light. Does anyone know what the problem could be?
  11. Thank you - I assume with there being only one Anthony B on the register you are the one based in the Milton Keynes area
  12. I'm on the Nationally Accredited Fire Risk Assessors Register (NAFAR).
  13. In my experience FD60 require 20mm minimum (in one or two strips). Are you sure they are FD60? Sometimes 54mm thick doors are used for other reasons than their fire resistance properties.
  14. Hello, I am a small scale producer/maker of scatter cushions. The outer design cover is made from 100% wool; mostly British wool. I have been buying the cushion inserts from Dunelm, which have the necessary fire testing regulation label attached. I would like to make my own cushion inserts using fire retardant cotton curtain lining (probably purchased from Dunelm!) and filled with 100% raw fleece. Alternatively I could simply fill the cushion cover itself with raw fleece and do away with the insert. I am unsure what testing and/or labelling will be required and would greatly
  15. Are disabled toilets exempt from having self closers or do they just need to comply with the 20N rule?
  16. For FD30(s) timber-based fire doors the intumescent seal size is usually 4mm thick x 10mm or 15mm wide so and the seal should fit tightly in the groove and flush with the edge of the door leaf. The integral brush or blade should only lightly contact the opposing surface, ie. the one that it sweeps or compresses against. So if the groove is too deep, it would be necessary to cut a fillet from thin hardwood or MDF to fit tightly into the groove behind the intumescent seal. Ensure that the fillet is continuous and that there are no voids behind the seal.
  17. Hi Paul, Fire Door Inspection Scheme Transition Module. Should I come across this elsewhere, I will post here.
  18. Does an electric cupboard on a wall on the ground floor of a tanning parlour with seven rooms need to be enclosed in 30 mntes FR material if there is a smoke detector fitted nearby. If it is enclosed fire could develop and the smoke alarm might not go off.
  19. Thanks Anthony - do you mind if I ask what qualifications you hold in case anyone challenges me on this (just so I can go back and say 'someone on this forum with these qualifications has told me.....')
  20. I've just inspected a batch of FD60 fire doors in a large block of flats, each of which has been retrofitted with a single 15mm intumescent fire and smoke seal. As far as I'm aware, unless otherwise stated on the fire certificate or if a certificate cannot be identified, FD60 default intumescent seal configurations should comprise either a single 20mm or 2 x 15mm. Does anyone know if historically, a single 15mm intumescent seal was ever acceptable on an FD60 doorset and if so, when did this change? Thanks in advance.
  21. Hi everyone, I have encountered a 30 minute fire door that has been routed too deeply for the fitting of intumescent/ cold smoke seals. The cold smoke seals are now flush with the edge of the door, thus making them ineffective. Could anyone please tell me if there is an acceptable repair technique to correct this.. Thank you in advance for the assistance. Paul
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    Upgrading Ei151

    I am going to replace 2 EI 150 smoke alarms with easychange ones .As above the old one has 4 wires a spare blue battery wire ..The new one only 3 wires so the 2 blues neutral and spare battery wire can both be joined together or isolate the battery wire in piece of terminal block. Thanks in advance
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    FD30 Packers

    Very interesting comment Neil regarding cutting back packers 10mm. Is there anywhere I could find literature to support this? Regards & thanks in advance.
  24. You will require Building Control approval for this work (it's not exempt as Building Regulations are not the same as Planning Permission & permitted development doesn't remove the requirement for Building Regulations compliance) As part of this a fire door will be required for Part B compliance, not sure about the step, will depend on the change of level and comes under Part M.
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