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  • Buy-to-Let

    Internal Doors - Fire safety

    Hello, I'm a tennant who currently rents a property out.

    Open decorating the property we realised that the last tennant had taken the doors off and left them outside to the elements. The result was when we tried to put the doors back on we found that the doors had been warped by water / damaged. Some doors have been refitted but the fit is poor and needs addressing.

    I'm going to replace all internal doors and just need some advice on which types to get to insure that I comply with rules and regulations.

    Any help is greatly appreciated in advance.
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    Sorry, for context the property is a 3 bed semi.
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    Is it going to be an hmo or family house? If it qualifies as licenced hmo then all internal doors except bathrooms must be 30 min fire doors
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    Hi Richiebkerry

    I hope you retained their deposit to pay for their damages.

    Anyway regarding fire doors, are you sure you need them? They are required if one of the following apply...

    • A 2 storey house which has a door leading from an integral garage into the house
    • New build or renovated domestic properties which have 3 or more storeys (including loft conversions) must have fire doors to every habitable room off the stairwell.
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    Hello Adam, I don't think I do in that case.

    Thank you so much for the time you spent on replying ?
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    I would definitely put one between the kitchen and living area. You can buy the fire door and ironmongery but instead of doing intumescent strips, put a double thickness door jamb in. This was recommended to me by 2 separate fire fighters.
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    If you are replacing the doors anyway, why not put fire doors in? Fit batwing smoke seals (they are also acoustic seals and stop noise of slamming doors) but not the intumescent seal or doors closers. You can retro fit these later if you are required to install fire doors (if the laws changed, or you want to convert to an HMO). You have improved your tenant's safety for very little cost - the fire doors I use are less than £10 more than the same standard door.

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