HMO - fire door seals
I am looking for a clear instruction on whether or not the HMO fire regulations require that these fire-resistant doors also need fire- and smoke-resistant door seals, because this obviously involves cost to me and disruption to the tenants to have all those doors taken down and have the seals fitted. One landlord I know says it needs a groove to be cut (with a router) along the vertical sides and top edge of each door, and maybe the bottom edge too if the gap under the door is too great.
There would obviously be a lot of noise, sawdust and fine dust through the house and in the carpets too (more noise with the vacuum cleaning afterwards).
Are these door seals absolutely mandatory?
If it is mandatory, does anyone have simpler ways to achieve this?
Any idea of budgets?
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