by N Macdonald, A Russell (21-Feb-2012)
Learn about the role played by fire doors and smoke control doors, methods of assessing their performance and the requirements made under regulations and codes of practice. In recent years, fire door assemblies have been developed using widely different forms of design, so it is no longer appropriate to give simplified guidance on their construction. The importance of third-party certification for manufacture, installation and maintenance of fire doors is highlighted.
The Digest summarises the key performance requirements for fire doors and smoke control doors so will be of interest to specifiers, manufacturers, installers and approval authorities such as building control and insurers. It includes a useful list of reference documents.
This Digest supersedes BRE Digest 320, which is now withdrawn.
1 Regulatory requirements
- Regulations in the UK
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
- Construction Products Directive
- Notified bodies and CE marking
2 Determination of performance
- Fire test methods
- Smoke control test methods
- Extended application
6 Problems in use
Available on or after 9/3/2012.