Fire compliant front doors

Fire control and safety within blocks relies on any fire being contained either within a flat or within a communal area such as a landing or corridor.

A fire resistant front door will help prevent a fire from spreading into or out of your property to allow time for the Fire Brigade to attend and deal with the incident. All our tenanted properties are fitted with front doors that are 30-minute fire resistant. This is the time felt sufficient to allow the fire brigade to attend a fire. The door should also be fitted with a working self closing device. If you have any concerns contact your area team.


Under Clauses 2 and 5 of the standard form of lease between the Council and its leaseholders, the Council applied regulations relating to the management of a property. As from 1st October 2017, for the safety of our residents and their neighbours, the Council made an addition to these regulations, which reads as follows: 'To prevent the spread of fire between your Flat and the common parts, the Lessee must ensure that their front door complies with the relevant building regulations at the time the door was fitted or altered. The door should have a working self closing device.'

For more information read our fire doors information sheet.