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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    Fire doors price

    agreed although pretty sure you can get door linings with the groove too (linings being thinner than frames).

    also the gap beneath the door should also be minimal.

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    My understanding is that the "fire only" configuration is for a shared house type HMO where the smoke alarms are in the hallway and therefore smoke needs to escape under the door to activate them; whereas the "fire and smoke" configuration is designed for when each room has its own alarm; as in a bedsit situation.

    I'm interested in this from a shared house point of view and still getting my head around the rules so the collective wisdom of this forum is welcome. One question I have is when automatic closers are required as I'm seeing conflicting information. My daughter is a student homeowner and will be renting out rooms to friends so we are keen to make the house as homely as possible and closers can make a home look like an institution.

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    I would say around £200-250 per door is a reasonable price, dont fall for all these companies that tell you it has to be fitted by an expert fire person, a good general handyman can do it to a standard that the council are happy with. This price is in Nottingham btw.

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    Hi JSS,

    A lot of the cost is dependant on the condition of the space left when the existing door casing is removed.  Unless you are very lucky there will be an element of replastering required to make good the walls around the new fire door casing.  We budget £400 per door, including a 6 panel moulded door, closer, 3 of hinges and thumb turn lock with intumescent smoke seals, in a fire rated casing with fire foam sealant and the area made good with architraves and skirts cut to match existing.  The local Councils here require sight of the door fitted before architraves are attached, and copies of the casing and door fire rating certificates.  On guarantees, the certification of the various elements is the key point but we do guarantee to refit the door if it fails the Council inspection.

    Hope this helps.

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    Andrew McCausland

    Managing Director Hamilton Square Estates Ltd

    Proprietor Wirral Property Group

    Sourcing and renovating investment property since 1994

    Thanks Andrew, that’s very helpful


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    Jean-Stéphane

    In A House Ltd

    RLAAS Accredited Landlord