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Mike North

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  1. So long as there is no pressurisation present, the only statutory requirement is for head and jambs to resist the passage of cold smoke
  2. the door should resist passages smoke to a given performance standard when pressurised from one side at “ambient” temperature to limit the amount of cold smoke passing from one side to the other. The requirements specifically exclude any performs for the threshold, the key point is that ADB only requires the head and jambs to have a performance form standard in respect to cold smoke leakage. When pressurisation is being used in a building as part of the active fire safety provisions then the requirement for smokes seals on the threshold of doors is increase and it is these conditions word thre
  3. If you have to walk past another door or someone has to walk pass your door to get to a place of safety, then yes it has to be compliant.
  4. Dig out the reg 38 information, the specification and manufacturer should ne noted.
  5. I think that I am happy enough now to add an amendment to all 5 fire strategy reports and present these to the appropriate BC and FA for review and approval.
  6. No FRA, it is a design change which will need to be approved by BC and FA
  7. I have 6 Identical large dinners; the latest building has FD30S double swing doors between the diner and kitchen the rest have FD60S. All were built to 2007 regs. The doors are now at the end of life, can I replace them with · The regulatory requirement is for a FD30 door to be installed. · An FD60 rated door (as installed in 5 of the diners) configure as an FD30 to provide a more robust solution. · All double doors are to installed with A back-check mechanism to stop the over extension of the hinge on opening. Automatic hold-open connected t
  8. It all depends where the door is located, if there is nothing within 1.8 metres and no door above it is doubtful that there is a requirement for the door be fire rated.
  9. There is no requirement for third party accreditation for the door or installation (you can get Joe Bloggs to fit it), however, it may be prudent to do, so that you can prove that it was compliant at the time it installation.
  10. You would need to interrogate the certificate for the construction of the door which will tell you what modification can be made to the door.
  11. So long as there is no pressurisation present, the only statutory requirement is for head and jambs to resist the passage of cold smoke
  12. the door should resist passages smoke to a given performance standard when pressurised from one side at “ambient” temperature to limit the amount of cold smoke passing from one side to the other. The requirements specifically exclude any performs for the threshold, the key point is that ADB only requires the head and jambs to have a performance form standard in respect to cold smoke leakage. When pressurisation is being used in a building as part of the active fire safety provisions then the requirement for smokes seals on the threshold of doors is increase and it is these conditions word thre
  13. There is no requirement to fit intumescent packers on a FD30 door, however any packers fitted should be
  14. Can you put an intumescent block in the hole
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