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Fire doors are not fit and forget products

To ensure fire doors will always perform correctly and keep people safe, it is important to select fully tested and certified products from a reliable source; ensure they are installed correctly by experienced installers and to set up a regular maintenance programme.

All too often, the importance of specification and maintenance is neglected and fire doors are incorrectly specified, ill-fitting, propped open, damaged and badly maintained. Fire safety information and education on this topic is so important and at Laidlaw, we pride ourselves on having the expertise, knowledge and experience to assist in selecting exactly the right fire safety products for any type of project.


According to BS 9999, fire doors should be inspected every six months to ensure they are fully functional and compliant. There a number of factors that contribute to the compliance of a fire door, including the closing mechanism,  gaps between the door and the frame, hinges, door damage and door certification. With fire doors being so critical to the safety of building users, ensure fire doors are inspected by qualified experts.

Laidlaw has a team of FDIS qualified experts available to inspect your fire door to check it’s compliance and provide trustworthy recommendations to ensure the safety of building users should the worst occur. Call our team on 01902 600 409 to find out how you can book in your fire door inspection.


As a member of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), we have made their specifier’s guides available on our website for you to download.  This guide highlights the importance of fire and escape doors and how to correctly specify architectural ironmongery for them.

Click here to download your guide.

Integrated Doorsets

Using Firemongery products from Laidlaw is the first step to fire door compliance however, ensuring that the firedoor is completely compliant is a little more complicated.

If buying doors and ironmongery separately, you will need to refer to the fire test evidence for the door from the door supplier. This can be a third party dedicated fire test report or a Global Fire Assessment. Both reports will define exactly what models have been tested with the manufacturer’s doors and also what alternative items of ironmongery are acceptable. Find out more about this in our blog.

Laidlaw have a range of Orbis integrated fire doorsets which each have one single certification as our range has been tested as a complete unit. This guarantees total regulatory compliance with the resultant peace of mind for the clients, specifiers and contractors. Find out more about our integrated doorsets range here.

The Firemongery™ Range by Laidlaw

Finding the right products for fire doors is critical, as it can save lives. With over 140 years of experience and expertise, Laidlaw is able to provide a quick and foolproof way to ensure that only fully compliant ironmongery for fire doors is selected.

The Firemongery™ range allows you to choose the right products with confidence.

  • All products listed in this brochure are fully tested and CE marked where applicable
  • Many of these products are Certifire approved
  • Our experienced and qualified staff are readily available to offer you help and guidance whenever it’s needed
  • Buying from Laidlaw couldn’t be simpler. Take a look at the contact page to find your nearest branch


Creating Clarity Around CE Marking

Certification can be quite a tricky subject as there are different bodies, keywords, and standards to be aware of.

Firemongery™ – Compliance made easy

Fire doors are key to the safety of individuals in the event of a fire; these critical products ensure a fire can be contained in a compartment.

Fire Door Maintenance Schedule

The safety and security of the building and its occupants can be seriously jeopardised if fire doors are not kept in good working order with a regular and appropriate maintenance regime.

Laidlaw are proud to support Fire Door Safety Week

Fire doors are a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. They save lives and property.

It’s an open and shut case with Laidlaw

We’ve all heard about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. In terms of fire doors this very maxim can easily come home to roost with fatal consequences.

Peace of mind with Laidlaw

2017 has sadly provided a litany of high profile fire-related disasters and brought the need and awareness for better fire safety to the forefront of everyone’s mind.