The following session, known as a ‘Product Module’ relates to a specific product to be used for fire protection. The presentation looks generically at the types of protection and the method of installation for the protection system. This product module looks specifically at ‘Fire Rated Timber Doorsets’.
The timber doorset module provides an introduction to the fire rated timber doors used throughout modern buildings and their installation requirements. The module also looks at how the correct installation of the doorset is important to prevent fire spread through a building. The module is generally run at two levels – introductory (aimed at those people with little or no experience in the basic requirements of the building regulations) and advanced (those with some knowledge of the building regulations). The differences between the two levels are highlighted below.
The first part of the fire rated timber doorset module provides an introduction as to why doorsets are required, the definition of a doorset and the requirements of the building regulations. This section is followed by details of how the fire rated timber doorsets are tested. At the advanced level both these sections are covered in more detail.
The next section examines some of the door types available, examines the supporting construction as part of the doorset system, the doorframe installation – not forgetting the wall to frame gap, hanging of doors and doorset configuration. The advanced level presentation also includes a section concerning the refurbishment of existing doors.
The following sections look at the door hardware that may be incorporated on the doorset, the intumescent and smoke seals essential to the doors performance, the vision panel including overpanels and sidepanels. The advanced level presentation looks at these aspects in greater detail.
The final part deals with the important issue of maintenance for timber doorsets; as required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, 2005.