FIRE AND SMOKE
Fire resistance is one of the most fundamental performance criteria for doorsets, resulting in a complexity of interrelated regulations, standards and guides.
Part B of the Building Regulations sets out requirements related to the escape of building occupants and access for fire-fighters, gradually replacing the Code of Practice BS 5588.
However, insurers and advisory organisations are also particularly concerned with the protection of property, while other application-specific recommendations are also available. Part B refers to fire doors in terms of tests carried out to BS 476, in parallel with a new European standard which will eventually replace it.
It is now generally acknowledged that, in the event of fire, it is smoke that is the major risk to occupants. Generally, GE Door Manufacturing doorsets offer FD30S and FD60S options as well as non-rated. In addition, we can offer FD90S and FD120S performance. Appropriate smoke seals and intumescents are included with our doorsets to suit performance.
All GE Door Manufacturing doorsets are manufactured under the BM TRADA Q Mark or BWF Certifire - independent product conformity schemes.