Experienced BRE Accredited Fire Protection
Nene Valley Fire & Acoustics was established in 1986 by David Tyrrell and is still privately owned. Since its inception, Nene Valley Fire & Acoustics have been engaged in all areas of Passive Fire Protection, Insulation and Acoustic Works.
The core services we provide with are:
- Fire Stopping (with full BRE Certification)
- Fire Barriers (with full BRE Certification)
- Fire Doors (with full BRE Certification)
- Thermal Insulation
- Acoustic Works
- Cavity fire barriers and acoustic barriers
- Fire boarding
- Site Surveys
We have BRE Global accredited technicians and are a BRE Global accredited company, including CHAS, SAFE CONTRACTOR and CONSTRUCTION LINE accreditation.
Fire Doors Save Lives and Property
Nene Valley Fire & Acoustic can carry out fire door inspections using our Boris software and provide you with a report to determine what is required for your doors to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
How often should I have my fire door inspection?
Depending on the type of building you are responsible for and who occupies it will influence the frequency of fire door inspections required. Some buildings, such as schools and hospitals, are subject to heavy traffic and the doors have a hard time often being subject to repeated misuse. BS9999 recommends six monthly inspections and includes guidance on some of the main inspection criteria, but remember that you are responsible for ensuring adequate inspections and maintenance routine is in place.
What is covered during our fire door inspection?
During a fire door inspection our technicians inspect each component of the fire door assembly including:
- Door leaf
- Door frame
- Door closer (self-closing devices)
- Intumescent door strip and cold smoke seals
- Glazing (vision panels)
- Locks and levers/handles
- Fire safety signage
- Hold open devices
- Gaps around the doors and threshold gaps
- Panic hardware devices for external final fire exit doors
Upon completion of fire door and final fire exit door inspections, a report is produced detailing the condition of each door and listing the areas of non-compliance, which creates a database and asset register for future ongoing inspections.
Why are fire doors important?
Fire doors are part of a buildings passive fire protection system and are fundamental to fire strategies for buildings.
They provide critical protection within a building, such as escape routes (stairs and corridors) and separate different fire hazards in a building.
Effective fire doors ensure rooms are compartmented, to help keep fire, and possibly smoke, in the area in which it starts, to protect occupants (and contents) of other compartments safe and to protect escape routes.
What is a fire door and what is a final escape route?
A fire door is a collection of components that includes the door leaf, frame, seals and essential door hardware, which are referred to in the door’s fire test evidence. This is called a fire door assembly and use of the wrong components may have a significant impact on the overall performance of the fire door.
A final escape door is a door used, in the event of an emergency, to exit the building and to reach a place of safety. It must operate correctly and be fitted with the correct hardware. Correct signage is also a mandatory requirement for fire doors and escape doors.
How do I know if my fire doors are fit for purpose?
Just like other life safety devices, such as fire extinguishers and alarms, fire doors and final escape doors need periodic inspection and maintenance to ensure that they will perform as intended in a fire situation. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order places this obligation with the responsible person and for life safety devices it is prudent to seek advice from a competent person.
Fire Stopping and Compartmentation Saves Lives.
To prevent the spread of smoke, flames and toxic gases all gaps in walls, floors and ceilings need to be fire stopped. These gaps could be from cable and pipe penetrations to ducts, cable trays and door frames.
A correctly fire stopped building allows the people inside the building more time to escape should a fire break out, the fire stopping should take into account high-risk areas and evacuation areas.
Older buildings often lack correct fire stopping, we are able to carry out a full photographic fire stopping survey using Boris software which has been developed with the needs of our company and our clients in mind. Once works have been carried out another photograph is taken of completed works to form a completed report.
We can remediate works contained within FRA’s (fire risk assessments) which have been carried out by other companies
All of our installations are certificated through the BRE LPCB accreditation scheme and our company can be found on the LPCB RedBook live website.
Our portfolio includes working in hospitals, care homes, schools and universities and high rise tower blocks to name a few.
Concise And Accurate ‘Site Survey Report’ Service
The idea of a Site Survey Report is to provide our clients with a value-added document (which can be passed freely between clients) in order to specify work which needs to be undertaken as an urgency and work which would be recommended to carry out.
The Site Survey Reports are a full colour document, supported by photographic evidence, which provides clients with a clear understanding of passive fire protection and acoustic issues. Not only this, but Site Survey Reports can be created for completion of works, providing clients with a receipt of works carried out by ourselves or others†.
Fire stopping and fire door surveys using Boris software.
We have been working with Boris software to continually develop our surveying tool. With this, we are able to produce fully photographic and detailed reports of fire stopping and fire barrier requirements and fire door remedial recommendations. Alongside our survey we can also provide drawings marked up with the locations should these be required.
One of our surveying team will come out to the site to carry out the survey, this could be of a whole building or any specific areas. We have experience working with many diverse settings such as in working hospitals, schools and universities, care homes, high rise tower blocks including working around tenants, industrial settings and offices to name a few.
If our survey recommendations are accepted, we would then be able to carry these out with our experienced team of installers. After our work has been completed we can add a photograph of each installation to our report, which then can be kept as evidence of our work to support our certification of conformity and as an insurance should any other party damage or remove our installation.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Be assured we are a BRE LPCB third-party accredited company and hold the following certificates:
LPS1271 1021Plb – Installing fire resistant doors and door sets
LPS1197 1021Pla – Inspecting, repairing and maintaining fire resistant doors and door sets
LPS1531 1021Pl – Passive fire protection
Leading Passive Fire Protection
Nene Valley Fire Protection and Acoustics are a proactive researcher and innovator to improve passive fire protection. Our aim is to provide our customers with new innovative products which can improve a buildings fire performance. We only utilise products which are fully tested, and therefore certification can be issued using our accreditation partner LPCB (BRE). We are constantly finding new ways to solve acoustic and fire protection as a solution, and we are constantly looking for new products which will improve a building’s performance.
If you have a new and exciting passive fire/acoustic product to offer us, please send your marketing details to us.