BSI, the business standards company, has revised the BS 8214 Code of practice for fire door assemblies, with the updated standard giving recommendations for the specification, installation, and maintenance, of timber-based fire doors.
BS 8214 now includes updated guidance associated with the sealing between the door assembly and the surrounding structure. The recommendations are applicable to timber-based hinged or pivoted pedestrian door assemblies or door leaves fitted into frames of any material. Other changes to the revised standard from its predecessor, BS 8214:2008, include new fire precautions in the design, construction, and use of building to ensure that the standard is harmonised with the recently revised BS 9999 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.
BSI added: “BS 8214 was revised with suppliers of door assembly components in mind, many of whom are looking for ways to align their offering with the reliability of assembly offered by doorsets. The revised standard reflects changes in the industry to meet its usability, particularly in relation to the installation and maintenance of fire doors, and is particularly relevant to those who work in the fire performance and smoke control sectors.”