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Hi, I am looking to replace an existing composite door (with side panel) with a new timber rated fire door-set. At the head of the door frame on the existing door I have a gap of approximately 1500 x  2500mm where a couple of services pass through, mainly cables. I am looking to construct a plasterboard partition above my new timber door-set to allow the service to run through and for new ones to be installed, should it be required. Is there an alternative to to using plasterboard or would this be the best solution? Many thanks, David.

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A fire resistant partition will always be a complete system comprising the boards, studwork, fixings and infill etc. all installed as fire test evidence requires https://www.british-gypsum.com/literature/white-book  for example 

There are also fire rated products for use where the services pass through the partition  https://www.rockwool.co.uk/product-overview/fire-stopping-products/ for example.

Other brands are available.

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Guest Decca2

Neil,

A local joiner has offered to install a sidelight 1981mm x 320mm fitted with Pyroguard glass, which he claims will meet fire regulations. Is he correct? He is not a 'Competent Person'!

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Here is a link  https://www.warringtoncertification.com/certificates/CF257/5606/CF257 Pyroguard.pdf  to a Certifire certificate of approval and data sheet for Pyroguard.   

Check with the joiner that this is the product they will be using.  The data sheet provides you with details about the fire resistance performance of the product, how it may be used, its limitations and how it should be installed. 

If he is not a Competent Person, why would you consider engaging his services?

And don't forget to check whether you are required to notify Local Building Control. 

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Guest Decca2

The person I am thinking of engaging is a competent joiner but has not undergone fire door installation training. He will be following the ‘bwf Installation Guide’ and the installation will be certified by a registered inspector.

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