Doorway Technical Centre

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Regulatory Information

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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.

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Accreditation:
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.)

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