Doorway Technical Centre

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Regulatory Information


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, 2005 (England and Wales) is designed to provide a minimum fire safety standard in all non-domestic premises (with a few exceptions).

A responsible person must be designated to carry out risk assessments and oversee the fire safety within a building.


Building Regulations
Building Regulations (England and Wales), Section 2 of the Scottish Technical Handbooks and Technical Booklet E to the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland).

Approved Document B

Approved Document B to the building regulations details the requirements for fire and smoke containment.

Approved Document E

Approved Document E to the building regulations calls for a minimum acoustic performance for doors of 29 dB Rw and 30 dB Rw in schools.

Approved Document M

Approved Document M to the building regulations gives guidance on accessibility in buildings, including requirements for glazed apertures in fire doors.



Testing Standards / Codes of Practice
BS EN 1634-1 and BS 476: Part 22 give details on how to test building elements such as doors, fire screens and partitions.

BS EN 1634-3 and BS 476 Part 31.1 give details on the smoke testing of fire doors.

BS 9999 – Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings sets out fire and smoke performance requirements for door assemblies, using the above tests.

BS 8214 – Code of practice for fire door assemblies. The recently revised standard gives recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber based fire doors.


Doorway Technical Centre has been independently approved by IFC Certification as a competent installer of fire protection products – Cert No. IFCC 3041.

The IFCC Installer Certification Scheme is fully accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service.)


Independent Advice:
DTC is a business division of Millmerran Ltd, a member of IFSA, the Intumescent Fire Seals Association.