Performance of fire-resisting timber doorsets
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 contents and/or 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.
- Fire resistance time
- Regulation requirements
- Demonstration performance
- Doorset specification
- Doorset design
- Doorset variations
This Wood Information Sheet was revised in April 2017 and changes were made to reflect updates in harmonised product standards and CE marking.
Chiltern International Fire's Product Assessor Simon Bailey discusses the role of passive fire protection (PFP) products, in the context of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, and emphasises the need for correct installation to ensure performance and life safety.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012
This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.
Upgrading the fire resistance of existing doors is...
Peter Barker, Principal Technical Officer at BM TRADA, discusses the impact that the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order has had on the passive fire protection industry
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015