Government Building Safety Programme

Advice for building owners on assurance and replacing of flat entrance fire doors

This new Advice Note 16 was published on 16.05.18.

This advice note is for the attention of anyone responsible for the fire safety of residential flats that are concerned about the fire and smoke resistance performance of flat entrance front doors.
This note was developed by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Independent Expert Advisory Panel on building safety drawing on the advice of industry experts. It has been developed to support those who want to replace their fire doors or review their performance.
The main issue to note is in relation to the recommendation that all flat entrance doorsets, whether new or existing, have test evidence (Paragraphs 8 to 11), and goes on to further recommend where additional assurance is required, that this is by way of UKAS accredited contractors – presumably where the test evidence isn’t available.

However, it also makes reference to the LGAs ‘Fire Safety in Purpose Built Blocks Of Flats’ which doesn’t require test evidence, or assessors to be UKAs accredited.

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