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Can you change your front door in a flat?

Question: I live in a converted flat (2 flats sharing a communal entrance in a former house). I want to change me the existing draughty wooden front door to something warmer and properly fitted. What options do I have in order to comply with fire/building regs, please?

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Colin Nolan, Colin Nolan Carpentry and Joinery Services

If it’s the front door to the main building fire regs don’t apply ( as far as I am aware) If it’s a front door to your flat it should be a FD30 fire door with door closer and inset smoke seals etc. Thanks. Colin.

Harry Thompson, H L Thomson Carpentry

A solid fire door, normally 45mm thick. With intumescent strips routed into the top and both sides of the door, 25mm thick door stops fitted around the door frame, drop down draft excluder fitted to the bottom of the door and a top door closer. Will be what’s required to bring the door to fire regs. And keep out any draft from outside, hope this helps.

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