University of Brighton

University of Brighton

BM TRADA Q Mark Fire Doors Installation and remedial works

Varley Park, Moulescoomb and Eastbourne

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  • To install 65 FD30 Fire doors to student accommodation and repair 600 fire doors over three campuses.

  • Minimising disruption to the students and working in live areas.

  • Working over the Christmas period to ensure all Fire doors are installed before students return.

  • Managing a site with a high level of traffic and tight entrances in a safe way.

  • Liaison with staff and students to have access to bedrooms and classrooms.


  • Removed 65 non-compliant student accommodation front entrance doors and installed 65 BM TRADA Q marked FD3OS door sets.

  • To accommodate the new fire doors it was necessary to rebuild entrances to doors including plastering and full decoration.

  • Carried out full fire door survey of several doors around the campus in line with current FRA.

  • Carried out BM TRADA approved fire door repair techniques to all non-compliant doors.


  • We successfully replaced 65 fire doors over the short Christmas holiday period as requested.

  • The project was delivered on time and within line with our programme.

  • We were able to successfully deliver the project under budget due to alternative methods of installation.

  • Minimal disruption was caused to the students and residents of the university.

I found A S Ramsay to be a professional, well managed company. They have been proactive and pragmatic in dealing with matters that arose to ensure successful completion of the works. I have no hesitation in recommending them for future works.

Patrick McDonald BS (Hons) MRICS | Associate | RICS Registered Valuer