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    16 November 2023
    5 Quick Checks You Can Make On Your Fire Doors

    It was the tenth Anniversary of Fire Door Safety Week recently. And it reminded me of a conversation I had with a nervous local business owner...

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    29 January 2023
    When and where are Fire Roller Shutters required?

    When and where are Fire Roller Shutters required? In 1666, there was no such thing as a fire roller shutter. Had there been, Thomas Farriner's bakery might not have been the source of the inferno they quickly dubbed The Great Fire of London.

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    26 January 2023
    Automatic Release Fire Doors For Shared & Commercial Buildings

    Can you guarantee the fire doors you're responsible for aren't propped open without your knowledge?

    Here's how you can stop that niggle by combining convenience with safety!

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    23 January 2023
    Are all Roller Shutters fire rated?

    Are all Roller Shutters fire rated? An ordinary roller shutter isn't designed to withstand fire. Yes, it can provide some additional physical security alongside regular use within a busy working environment. But it can't hold back flames or prevent their spread.

    For that, you need a Fire Roller Shutter.

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    10 November 2022
    Is My Open Fire Door Dangerous?

    We all know that fire safety is important. But what happens when you bend the rules? Is an open fire door really a big problem?

    In this blog post, we'll explore the risks of an open fire door and what you should and shouldn't do when propping them open.

    We'll start with the basics...

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    25 October 2022
    Fire Doors for a Theatre in Dartford, Kent

    The Buildings Manager from a Dartford theatre contacted us. He wanted to talk about the theatre's fire doors.

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    11 October 2022
    Emergency Exit Doors for a Gym in Southend-on-Sea, Essex...

    The manager at a local gym in Southend-on-Sea approached us about their emergency exit doors. During our site survey, we found that two of the wooden emergency exit doors had reached the end of their life.

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    21 September 2022
    Fire Door Maintenance for a School in Havering, London

    The business manager and site team at a school in the London Borough of Havering approached us. They were looking for a certified company to maintain their Fire Doors. Maintaining and ensuring the function and compliance of door sets is a crucial part of fire safety.

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    1 September 2022
    Fire Compartmentation for Electrical Services in a Southend HMO

    A Fire Risk Assessment for a house that had been split into two flats highlighted an issue. So a local letting agent approached Blake’s to see if we could help.
    The Fire Risk Assessor had flagged a potential risk. There were gaps where the electrical services entered the consumer unit.

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