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The Best Practice Guide
Fire doors feature heavily on every building project. The subject is hugely complex.
Fire doors are the complete installed assembly...
No comprehensive guidance has previously been available in a single publication to help clients, designers, contractors, manufacturers and approvers on all the elements that go to make a fire door and its installation.
ASDMA is the trade organisation for specialist door manufacturers who see a need for advice to be available on the multitude of widely varying issues that arise on every project.
For this reason ASDMA has produced the Best Practice Guide to Timber Fire Doors.
This comprehensive 96-page illustrated Guide is a must for everyone who has responsibility for
ASDMA's Best Practice Guide puts in one document a wealth of information concerning timber fire doors...........
- designing buildings and fire door installations
- tendering or awarding building or fire door contracts
- approval of fire door installations
References are provided throughout to guide everybody concerned in a contract ... clients, specifiers, contractors, manufacturers, building control and fire authorities, building owners and users on issues they need to watch out for in the design, tendering, contract awarding, construction, installation, inspection and occupation stages of a project.
- legislation applicable in the UK and the role of the building control and fire authorities
- effect of the CPD and European standards
- how door leaves and frames are made, the materials used and their implications
- intumescent and smoke seal types and their roles
- apertures - design, glazing, beading and glass types
- storey height doors, overpanels and treatment of slab-to-slab structural openings
- an in-depth review of all hardware applications, functions and options
- wall constructions and their effect on performance
- site preparation and provision of openings
- installation including fire-and smoke-stopping
- suggested strategies for damage avoidance, troubleshooting and maintenance
Where else can you find all this in one document?
The Best Practice Guide can be used to provide a basis for reaching contractual agreement on pecifications, the performance that is to be provided and the avoidance of anomalies that exist in Regulations and standards at the present time.
To download a copy of the Best Practice Guide please click here
OTHER ASDMA PUBLICATIONS:
- Guidance on Fire Door Installation click here
- Guidance on Maintenance, Damage and Troubleshooting click here
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. ASDMA Guidance for Responsible Persons click here
- Safety A Matter Of Convenience click here
- Guidance for the Coordination of Bespoke Doorsets (35MB) click here