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Our guidance document aims to act as a companion to the Building Regulations, helping designers to make informed choices and achieve compliance. It considers the Building Regulations for England and Wales. Advice on the Scottish Technical Standards and other jurisdictions is available from Technical Services.

This complete online document provides all the information in a digital, searchable, printable format. This site contains information on important Regulations, as well as other standards and documents covering all aspects that have an impact on doors and doorsets, and can be used as a project checklist to ensure full compliance.

Each topic is considered for particular building types and includes specific solutions available from Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw.

For futher support and information contact Technical Services 01773 530 500 or email us enquiries@leaderflushshapland.co.uk

 

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Fire Resistance And Smoke Control

Fire is one of the most fundamental performance criteria for doors and doorsets and Part B of the Building Regulations sets out requirements related to the escape of building occupants and access for fire-fighters

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Accessibility - Part M, BS8300 and ..

The current Part M Approved Document ‘Access to and use of Buildings’ was published in 2003, taking effect on 1 May 2004.

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Sound Reduction

Acoustic control within buildings can be a complex area traditionally involving either specialist consultants or a purely subjective approach.

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Operational Safety – Part K

The 1998 Approved Document (amended 2000) to Part K of the Building Regulations ‘Protection from falling, collision and impact’ requires ramps,

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Glazing Safety – Part N

In particular locations, glazing materials within doors or associated screens must limit the risk of cutting or piercing injuries in the event of breakage.

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Strength And Durabilty

Various documents, including BS 8214, stress the importance of specifying the appropriate classification of doors to ensure longterm performance under anticipated uses.

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