Timber fire doors improve safety at Leith flats

CCG has installed a range of new timber fire doors to two towers in the centre of Leith on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Undertaken as part of the authority’s planned maintenance and renewals programme, the new flat entrance doors have been installed to help improve fire safety and security for 135 properties in Citadel Court.

Stephen Riley, manager of CCG’s planned maintenance contractor, CCG Asset Management, said, “Improving fire safety for residents in flatted developments, particularly multi-storey, is a priority for local authorities across the country. Our timber fire door has a performance rating in excess of the 60-minute industry standard thanks to its make-up, as well as ancillary measures.

“It’s a common misconception to believe timber is not better than a composite door because it is combustible; in fact, because of its properties, it is inherently protective and this, alongside the robustness of security measures, can give residents piece of mind in terms of quality, fire rating and security. We were delighted to be working again with the City of Edinburgh Council and look forward to the opportunity of working again in the near future.”