FIRE DOOR SAFETY WEEK DAY 3 – Technical data and specification

Fire Doors – Technical data and specification

Written by Wayne Humphreys, Director, VLine Doorsets Ltd. ©

Fire doorsets are complex systems, designed to combine the features of a regular door with fire resistance, security and sound attenuation attributes.

A technical data sheet usually contains all the potential options available across the range, whilst a specification contains the characteristic of a specific doorset.

A typical door specification would include information on the performance, core material, size, finish, ironmongery, packaging and fixings:

  • Structural opening (e.g. 2110 x 1010mm)
  • Fire rating (FD30, FD60, FD90 or FD120)
  • Smoke sealing (prefix ‘s’ on the end of the fire rating: FD30s)
  • Security (PAS24:2016)
  • Sound attenuation (29dB, 30dB, 35dB or 40+dB reduction)
  • Frame section and material (e.g. 100x32mm softwood, once primed)
  • Architrave section and material (e.g. 44x19mm, twice rounded, softwood, once primed)
  • Door leaf finish and material (e.g. American White Oak on solid core construction)
  • Swinging configuration (e.g. single swing on 3 Grade 13 hinges)
  • Locking (din latch)
  • Door closer (e.g. face fixed scissor arm power 2-4)
  • Handles (e.g. return to door on rose)
  • Signage (e.g. Fire Door Keep Shut)
  • Packaging and fixings (e.g. Blue60 fire foam and packers)
  • Data chip pin (e.g. Door Data Systems pin)
  • Any other requirements

Checking the specification is crucial to ensure that a doorset is fit to the intended purpose and that the desired look can be achieved. 

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