Timber Doorsets and Fire Door Maintenance and Repair Module
The Timber Doorset Module provides a foundation of knowledge on the fire rated timber doors used throughout modern buildings and their installation requirements. The module begins with an introduction as to why doorsets are required, the definition of a doorset, the requirements of the building regulations and how the correct installation of the doorset is important to prevent fire spread through a building. This is followed by sections detailing how fire rated timber doorsets are tested and the door types available, before examining the supporting construction as part of the doorset system – not forgetting doorframe installation, the wall to frame gap, hanging of doors and doorset configuration. The module concludes with an insight to the door hardware that may be incorporated on the doorset, the intumescent and smoke seals essential to the door’s performance and vision panels including over panels and side panels.
The Fire Door Maintenance and Repair Module looks specifically at the maintenance and repair of fire rated, hinged pedestrian door systems, as these are more popular and tend to suffer more abuse throughout the life of a building. The module begins with an introduction to the various regulatory requirements, particularly the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, highlighting the specific maintenance requirements mentioned in some of the documents. Additionally, this section offers examples of the essential caveats that will be required, and why a doorset will only perform as a complete doorset system even if, for example, the lock might be changed. The presentation examines various aspects of the maintenance and repair of the door frame, the leaf, door seals, vision panels and ironmongery. The area related to ironmongery is covered in depth and looks at what is acceptable with respect to substitution of ironmongery, with the addition of preventative maintenance with respect to high traffic areas. The following sections look briefly at refurbishment of heritage doors, which is followed by a short section concerning ‘Troubleshooting’ related to ‘binding’, ‘oversize gaps’ and ‘failure to close’ of fire doors.
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