Fire doors in action

Kingfisher Windows recently proved that fire doors – properly made and installed – can effectively prevent the spread of fire.

Photos released recently by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) showed how a composite fire door compartmentalised a fire in a flat on the 15th floor in Marlborough Towers high-rise block in Leeds. WYFRS said there were no injuries and no other flats were involved or affected by the incident.

In the associated article, deputy chief fire officer Dave Walton said: “This incident serves as a reminder of the devastation that can be caused by a fire in a high-rise property. Perhaps more importantly though, in light of recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower, it is a powerful illustration of how effective compartmentation can work, and that the simple act of closing a well-maintained, well-fitted fire-resistant door can halt the spread of a significant fire.”

Deborah Beeley, sales and marketing manager at Kingfisher Windows, said: “All our fire doors are compliant to PAS24 and can be specified to Secured By Design standards.

“We offer a supply only service or supply and fit. In this case they were installed by us too. We understand the importance of manufacturing and fitting them correctly. No-one wants a fire door to see real action but if it does, you want to have the assurance that it will be up to the job. There are no second chances.”