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The anatomy of a fire door

The anatomy of a fire door

10 years since the new fire safety laws came into force in England and Wales, many building owners, landlords and estates managers continue to be confused about what a good fire door should look like.

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How to ensure CERTIFIRE certification is maintained.

How to ensure CERTIFIRE certification is maintained.

It is not a mandatory requirement to be certificated if making certain changes to fire doors manufactured under the BWF-Certifire Fire Door Scheme. Some changes are allowed within the certification scope of the fire door leaf. This guide explains how to ensure ‘Certifire’ Fire Door Certification is retained when hanging a Certifire-Approved door leaf or making a doorset from a Certifire-Approved door leaf.

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Regulation 38 : Passing on the right fire safety details?

Regulation 38 : Passing on the right fire safety details?

This fact card gives you the facts and guidance on Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations, which requires contractors to provide fire safety information to the 'responsible person' at the completion of a project.

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Fire Door Certification

Fire Door Certification

Why third-party certification of fire doors is crucially important.

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Guide to handling and storage of timber doors

Guide to handling and storage of timber doors

Vital information on the correct handling and storage of timber doors including fire doors.

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Explaining FD20 and FD30 fire doors

Explaining FD20 and FD30 fire doors

Why FD30 fire resisting doors should be specified as the minimum requirement, even if the Building Regulations specify the minimum fire resistance required as FD20.

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Fire Safety Order

Fire Safety Order

This fact card provides guidance to building owners to help understand their responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order : 2005 with respect to fire doors. Includes a simple checklist for fire door installations.

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Building Regulations

Building Regulations

This fact card describes which building regulations affect the installation of fire doors.

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Fire Door Maintenance

Fire Door Maintenance

Most of the time, a fire door is used like any other door, and is subject to the day-to-day wear and tear of opening and closing as people pass through. Any slight alteration to the door or its surroundings can affect the performance of the door and can result in a half-hour fire door lasting a lot less. Once a fire door has been installed correctly, it needs to be maintained regularly to ensure that everything is in working order.

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Fire Doorsets & Door Assemblies

Fire Doorsets & Door Assemblies

What is the difference between a fire door set and a fire door assembly?

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Fire Door Glazing

Fire Door Glazing

This fact card provides essential information on the correct way to specify and use glazed apertures in 30 minute fire doors, what to look for, and how to ensure you are using the correct, life-protecting materials.

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Fire Door Ironmongery

Fire Door Ironmongery

A fire door will not work in the event of a fire unless all the correct ironmongery has been fitted and maintained! Check out the facts.

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Fire Door Seals

Fire Door Seals

ALL fire doors should be fitted with intumescent seals. Intumescent materials and smoke seals play a major role in restricting fire and smoke spread, and hence reducing incidences of death and injury and reducing property damage.

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Who is to Blame? Not me!

Who is to Blame? Not me!

Who should ensure that fire doors are fitted and working correctly? Because no one wants to take responsibility, the lines become blurred through the various stages of the process, even through inspection. Check out our 'Circle of Responsibility' and see what role you play.

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Passive Fire Protection

Passive Fire Protection

Fire doors are an essential part of a building's passive fire protection system, helping to divide a building into individual fire compartments to reduce the spread of fire.

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