Validation Surveys

A validation survey is a non-intrusive assessment of communal areas throughout the building. Our experts will cast their eyes over any previously completed remedial works to ensure their compliancy, whilst giving a broad overview of any further remedial works needed. The survey itself consists of varied inspections, from fire doors and passive fire protection to generic compartmentation of the building.


Not to be confused with a fire risk assessment, fire validations are a flexible way to get a hold on what needs to be done; we’re able to work to your needs, including providing information regarding electrical, gas or plumbing hazards which will require further assessment from a third party.

Fire Door Inspections

Our fire door inspections look at existing fire doors and determine if they are compliant and certified.  The survey will establish the if the doors can be improved under BS 8214 or should be replaced with a certified Fire Door set tested to BS 476-22 or BS 476-31.1.  A thorough survey is issued that details recommendations and improvements needed.


We photograph and report the following points: Construction of the door and also the material used. Do the hinges conform to BS EN 1935? Is the self-closer adequate and does it conform to standards. Do the gaps exceed the required specifications and has the overall installation of the door set been compliant. If fire rated glass is present are the correct markings present? Are there adequate smoke and heat seals within the door frame.


All door sets inspected by Excel Fire Ltd are QR asset tagged in line with the golden thread regime linked to our cloud based dashboard allowing client access to all inspections undertaken. Once completed, an easy to navigate PDF report will be issued along with a schedule of remedial works for each door set.

Fire Stopping Inspections

Our fire stopping inspections are designed to ensure your property/building meets the required compartmentation between fire separating walls and ceilings.


Our Level 3 Accredited & UKAS 3rd Party Certified Inspectors will inspect and identify M&E penetrations, Structural Fire Protections such as steels and boardings and any other passive fire protection irregularities.


Within the reports, photographic evidence will be provided along with access issues, substrates, sizes and measurements, non-conformities and recommended compliant installations in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and guidelines.


Even in hard to reach places such as loft voids, or suspended ceilings, we can inspect these areas for you.

Did you know:

Regulation 10 - The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a legal requirement from 23 January 2023 for responsible persons for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England with storeys over 11 metres in height to:
    >> undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors (including self-closing devices) in the common parts
    >> undertake – on a best endeavour basis – annual checks of all flat entrance doors (including self-closing devices) that lead onto a building’s common parts

Calling all Building owners, Landlords, Businesses, Hospitals, Public buildings, Councils, Local authorities and contractors. 
Avoid heavy fines, possible imprisonment and respect the inhabitants of your buildings.


Contact us now to book your Validation or Fire Door Survey 0203 302 9558


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Excel Fire Limited is registered in England and Wales, Number: 11776179  |  VAT Number 313 4669 10  |  Registered Office: The Octagon, Suite E2, 2nd Floor Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG

Copyright 2024 Excel Fire Ltd.

Excel Fire Limited is registered in England and Wales, Number 11776179 VAT Number 313 4669 10

Registered Office: The Octagon, Suite E2, 2nd Floor, Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG