Reply To: Fire doors (Updating old glass front doors)


1) What is the definition of a communal area? We have a 1st floor balcony access flat. This is the penultimate door from a ‘dead end’. In the event of a fire those neighbours would have to pass our front door to escape. Does this count as communal or is it described differently?

2) Our front door and frame, including a glass side panel need replacing – who is responsible for the costs? Given that the door is the ‘owner’s’ and the frame ‘Camden’s’, according to our Leaseholder agreement, how is the, presumed, breakdown of cost determined? I expect the current front door which is plain, painted and has no panels is from at least one generation before that described in the original query.

3) The Fire Safety Contracts Manager is very helpful and responds quickly.

Thank you.