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June 23, 2009

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Guidance – fire safety- Matter of minutes

In the past, says the BWF, doors were designed to be accepted as an FD30 if installed with seals, and as an FD20 if installed without seals. However, in developing the BWF-Certifire Scheme, fire-door manufacturers noted that to meet an FD20 rating without intumescent seals the doors needed to be fitted very accurately into their frames, with minimal margin for error. As a result, Scheme members agreed to only sell FD30 fire doors, because they met both FD20 and FD30 applications without running this risk. BWF chief executive, Richard Lambert, said: “At a time when cost saving is a major objective for builders and developers we want to drive home the message that this practice could result in a much higher cost, in terms of lives and property.” The Fact Card is available at

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