Classification of adhesives for structural use
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This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.
Upgrading the fire resistance of existing doors is a...
Fire-resisting doorsets, as distinct from single 'fire door' leaves, are precisely designed and engineered component sets required to perform three main functions:
- To protect escape routes from the effects of fire (including smoke) so occupants can leave safely (includes lofts and conversions)
- To protect the contents and/or structure...
This Wood Information Sheet, produced in association with the UK Timber Frame Association, explains the basic principles used in meeting fire performance requirements and provides guidance to ensure that all parties involved understand their role in the design and construction of a timber frame building.
The sheet considers...