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The requirements for internal fire doors can vary depending on the building code and regulations in place. However, some common requirements include:

Fire resistance rating: This is the amount of time the door can withstand fire before collapsing. The rating is usually expressed in minutes and is based on tests conducted in a laboratory.

Self-closing mechanism: Most internal fire doors must be equipped with a self-closing mechanism to ensure that the door closes automatically in case of a fire.

Latches and hinges: Fire doors must have hinges and latches that are capable of holding the door in place during a fire.

Gasketing: Fire doors must have a gasketing system around the perimeter of the door to prevent smoke and fire from spreading.

Labeling: Fire doors must be labeled with the manufacturer's name, the fire resistance rating, and any other relevant information.

These requirements are meant to provide a barrier to the spread of fire and smoke within a building, helping to protect the occupants and giving them more time to evacuate in the event of a fire.

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On 05/02/2023 at 14:54, Guest kevin said:

Internal fire door requirements retrospective?

Not for Building Regulations purposes - but it can be for fire safety legislation purposes as the statutory bar was removed by the current legislation. The fire risk assessment should determine whether existing legacy precautions or remain adequate.

So it's not appropriate to blanketly require current standards nor is it OK to automatically assume that because something was OK xx years ago it is now.

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