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GOVERNMENT SURVEY ON USABILITY OF BUILDING REGULATIONS GUIDANCE

GOVERNMENT SURVEY ON USABILITY OF BUILDING REGULATIONS GUIDANCE A SURVEY released by the government will look at the usability of guidance on building regulations, and in particular approved documents. NBS Research is carrying out the survey for the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government. It will examine how guidance – especially approved documents –…

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SBD Changes Fire Door Requirements

SBD CHANGES FIRE DOOR REQUIREMENTS SECURED BY Design (SBD) has updated its requirements for fire doors, so that they have ‘third party certification for both security and fire performance’. The national police crime prevention initiative and ‘staunch campaigner for improved security in buildings’ stated in a press release that after the Grenfell Tower fire, the…

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The Importance of Fire Doors

The Importance of Fire Doors Maintenance of Fire Doors Fire doors are engineered products that provide life and property saving functions in the event of fire. It is important that they are regularly inspected and maintained to permit them to perform at their best on the one and only occasion when they are called upon…

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Fire Door Inspection & Maintenance

Fire Door Inspection Fire Door Inspection forms an integral part of passive fire protection within the buildings construction and without the appropriate specifications, a regular expert fire door inspection & quality maintenance procedures, fire doors are significantly less likely to be effective in providing protection for your building and the safety of those contained within,…

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The importance of fire doors in rental homes

The importance of fire doors in rental homes Landlords are required under the ‘2005 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (FSO)’ to ensure that their tenants and properties are safe. They are described as the “responsible person” and, if they fail to take action and fulfil their duties, they can be criminally prosecuted. A fire risk…

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Fire door maintenance and inspections

Fire door maintenance and inspections According to health and safety standards in the UK – specifically BS 9999 – fire doors should be inspected at least every six months, in line with the code of practice for fire safety within buildings & The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO).

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Features of commercial fire doors

Features of commercial fire doors Some commercial fire doors have automatic closing systems which use a time delay door release mechanism, which can be triggered in the case of an emergency. Smoke detectors and smoke seals are other typical features which you can find, and you can expect fire doors to have passed through a…

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The fire door production process

The fire door production process The manufacturing process for commercial fire doors typically combines hand crafting with machinery to produce the finished product, and the matching of veneers, another important part of the design, is of glazed fire doors and the type of glass to be used and intumescent glazing gasket and other types. Commercial…

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Fire doors – some simple facts

Fire doors – some simple facts These days, advances in production techniques for doors mean that commercial organisations can ensure they fulfil many purposes, including providing security which allows only accredited personnel to enter and acoustic properties which make them sound proof. These features are increasingly combined with fire safety attributes, which typically vary according…

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Fire doors for commercial use: what you need to know

Fire doors for commercial use: what you need to know If health and safety is at the top of the priority pyramid for building managers at commercial sites across the UK, then fire safety & in particular fire doors is right at the very top. Responsible organisations have a duty of care to put in…

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