All clear given

19 July 2019

Timber fire doors have passed official government testing to confirm that they can withstand the 30-minute standard on both sides of the door. 

The testing, carried out by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), began in October 2018 after problems were reported.

All timber fire doors tested were given the all-clear and the ministry of building safety has now been informed that there are no issues and they are safe for use.

Building owners are still being warned to check for certification that doors are fit for purpose.

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, said, "Today I am making available the results from the testing of a sample of timber fire doors from 25 manufacturers.

"I am pleased to report that all have succeeded in meeting the required 30-minute fire performance standard."

"As a result of our tests, the Expert Panel has concluded that they do not believe there is a performance concern with timber fire doors across the industry, where they are purchased directly from the manufacturer and produced to specification," James continued.

"Although the results of our testing provide assurances for residents who have concerns about their fire doors, it is for building owners to assure themselves that the fire doors they install are fit for purpose and have the required documentation and certification."

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