Limiting fire and smoke spread
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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...
Chiltern International Fire's Product Assessor Simon Bailey discusses the role of passive fire protection (PFP) products, in the context of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, and emphasises the need for correct installation to ensure performance and life safety.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012
Doors perform many important functions beyond letting people enter and exit a building; they reduce vulnerability to many fundamental risks, including:
- Security breaches
- Unfair prevention of access
- Loss of heat/cooling (energy inefficiency)
- The weather, especially high winds and driving rain.