We know there is a widespread problem with glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) composite doors and that testing is being conducted on other types of door.
Many of our members are already managing this additional risk, but those who are uncertain about any GRP fire doors should check the door manufacturer’s current test evidence to ensure it meets requirements.
We’re involved in discussions about an industry-led remediation plan, led by MHCLG with the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers and the Local Government Association, and we’ll continue to press the Government for action.
We are hoping to provide more details soon but in the meantime, please refer to the updated fire door FAQ, written by MHCLG, for more information.
- Fire doors – new government FAQ, 20 March 2019. The Government has produced an FAQ on fire doors that is a useful resource for housing associations.
- New building safety information – fire doors and window panels, 24 October 2018. Following the discovery that a glazed Manse Masterdor from Grenfell Tower failed to meet 30 minute fire and smoke stopping requirements, the Government has embarked on a fire door testing programme.
- New central programme for fire door testing, 11 October 2018. The Government is setting up a formal mechanism for councils and housing associations to test and share information on fire doors, which will improve consistency and avoid duplication across the sector.
- The Government has removed Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) composite fire doors from the market and issued advice to landlords, 12 September 2018.
- Government updates fire door guidance after doors fail tests – 2 August 2018. A number of fire doors have been found to fall short of expected standards in testing carried out following the Grenfell Tower fire.
- National Housing Federation former Chief Executive David Orr responds to the Met Police’s Grenfell fire door test, 15 March 2018.