18 June 2020 TRADA Paper Performance of fire-resisting timber doorsets

18.06.2020
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Fire-resisting doorsets are required to be able to contain a fully developed fire, to facilitate escape of a building’s occupants and allow fire-fighting, and to protect the structure from the effects of fire. The doorset therefore must have resistance to fire, expressed in terms of time.This Wood Information Sheet is intended as a guide to architects, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, building control officers, fire prevention officers and builders. It compares the various performance requirements for timber fire-resisting doorsets and makes recommendations on their specification.
Contents:
Fire resistance time
Performance
Regulation requirements
Demonstration performance
Doorset specification
Doorset design
Installation
Doorset variations
Maintenance
This Wood Information Sheet was revised in October 2018.

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