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Fire safety, BM Trada, 3rd party accreditation, Instalation, preservation of life (in the event of a fire) 

BM Trada – Accreditation

We are proud to be fully accredited members of the BM Trada scheme. BMTrada are part of the world’s leading group of companies that specialise in testing & certification services. Leaders in offering third party certification schemes, DWS Carpentry has worked through BMTrada’s membership criteria including in depth classroom-based training to ongoing site inspections to ensure everything we do in the world of fire safety is always completed to the highest standards. 

DWS Carpentry Ltd are fully trained, authorised and certified to install new fire door sets to new builds or replacement sets to any building. We also carry out on site inspections along with regular & routine maintenance of your door set. Giving you a chain of command and peace of mind. 

Find out more about BMtrada and their accreditations visit their website: www.bmtrada.com

Fire Door Maintenance & Survey/Inspection

Fire doors are a crucial factor to the success of passive fire protection systems. They act as a barrier between parts of a building, limiting the passage of fire and smoke and thus protecting lives and property. Failure to comply with Fire Safety Regulations can have grave consequences 


Article 17 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO/FSO) makes it a legal requirement to ensure that fire resisting doors and escape doors are correctly installed and adequately maintained in order for them to be fit for purpose.


Just like any other passive fire protection system, it is essential for a fire door to perform as intended in the event of a fire. Any slight alteration to the door or its surroundings can affect the performance. As such, a fire door should be regularly checked to ensure it functions correctly and will perform to its designed standard in the event of a fire.

Periodic checks should be carried out at least once every six months although newly occupied buildings may require more frequent checks in the first year of use. Plus, Where the fire door is in high use, it should be checked more frequently than other doors in the building.

Regular inspections by a competent person will ensure the identification of any defects to the fire door that need to be addressed through maintenance.


In order for the door to be fit for purpose all of the elements of the door need to be assessed


  • Correct Fire Rating for the location
  • Correct fitting of closures and hinges
  • Correct Gaps and Seals are present
  • Frames are secure and undamaged
  • Correct intumescent strips
  • Correct type of glazing is used and fitted correctly
  • Correct locks & latches and undamaged
  • Correctly signed doors

Supply of Fire Doors

Here at DWS Carpentry we can also supply your fire doors from our extensive range of suppliers we have available to us. Working with the UK’s leading internal door set manufacturers, DWS Carpentry can supply and install an extensive range of door sets  door kits and internal glazed screens for use across a wide range of sectors throughout the construction industry. 


DWS Carpentry offers a comprehensive range of carpentry and joinery services across the commercial, public and private sectors throughout the UK. We welcome the opportunity to provide quotations across all sectors of the construction industry, for both new build, traditional and modular, and refurbishment schemes covering a wide range of sub-contract carpentry and joinery services. We pride ourselves on the delivery of a quality service and exceptional customer care from receipt of initial enquiry through to final handover of a project. We offer our clients the reassurance that every contract we undertake is overseen by a dedicated & qualified team 

Products and items used

Blue 60 fire foam and fire packers.

Euro class 1 Rock wool. Smoke Seals. Acustic Seals.Intumitant Seals.

FD30 & FD60 doors and smoke doors. Quality screws. Lock jackets. Door closers. 

We also do IPS panels, skirting, architrave and all aspects of 2nd fix joinery works

Installation of Fire Doors:  DWS Carpentry Ltd are fully trained, authorised and certified to install new fire door sets to new builds or replacement sets to any building. 


Avenues we've worked on

Schools, colleges & Universities. MODs, Student accommodation, Hotels, Key workers accommodation, Job centres, Housing, Community Hub, Pubs and care homes.

Larger projects worked on

Hinkley point power station, Farnboriughh school, Tulip Inn, Cattrick garrison & Thorney Island (MOD accommodation) Project SLAM (Government funded MOD accommodation) Wellesley, Wembley (Student accommodation)