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Hi there, quick query.  Is there a document that can advise on what doors should be a fire door.  In particular, I would like to know if all kitchen doors need to be fire doors in non-domestic properties?

Just a general question, not based on any particular building so there's no fire risk assessment to refer too.

Thanks for your help all.


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Hi Digger, 

There is no document that gives definitive advice about which doors need to be fire doors. Building regulations (part B - Fire safety) and guidance documents for blocks of flats / sleeping accommodation provide information specific to the building type.

You need to carry out a fire risk assessment for the building. That will identify which doors are required to protect escape routes or are required for another risk based reason. If the kitchen presents a risk to the safety of the users of the building in terms of fire and smoke spread then the door needs to be a suitable and effective fire resisting door.

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