It is correct that a fire exit door at the end of an escape route does not necessarily need to be fire resistant or kept closed. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the swift and safe evacuation of people from a building to a place of safety outside.

As long as a fire exit door can be easily operated, immediately accessible, and opens in the direction of escape (outwards into a place of safety outside the building, whenever practical), it is compliant with Article 14 of The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

At Howes, we understand the importance of having appropriate fire escape doors that meet the specific requirements of your building. We would be delighted to provide you with a bespoke quotation for the supply and installation of fire escape doors tailored to your unique application. If you have any further questions or would like to proceed with a quotation, please let us know.