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Fire door Code of Practice brought up to date

21 January 2010

A new, updated version of the Code of Practice: Hardware for Fire and Escape Doors has been issued by the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) to include all the latest standards, Building Regs, Approved Documents and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.

Doors has been issued by the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) to  include all the latest standards, Building Regs, Approved Documents and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.
The new Code is the only comprehensive and authoritative source of information available in the UK to offer focussed, qualified advice for   construction professionals on this vital subject. It offers information on  relevant products and standards to help and guide all those responsible for fire safety in buildings, regardless of the amount of knowledge they have of   door hardware.
The guide has been specifically designed to be simple, straightforward and jargon-free. It contains hotlinks to all of the publicly available documents  which it references including Building Regs, Approved Documents, Acts of Parliament and DHF Best Practice Guides.  The Code also contains a
maintenance guide which contains useful advice on ensuring continuous fire door and escape route safety in buildings which will be especially useful to  building owners.The new Code of Practice is available for browsing in a fully-interactive format at www.firecode.org.uk.
The Door and Hardware Federation represents all the key players in industrial and commercial doors & shutters and garage doors and also represents the leading UK manufacturers of building hardware and architectural ironmongery. For more information visit http://www.dhfonline.org.uk.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers represents the majority of architectural ironmongers in the UK as well as the leading manufacturers of architectural door and window hardware. The GAI also administers the benchmark qualifications for professional architectural ironmongers and is
dedicated to raising specification standards and encouraging best practice in all aspects of this sector. For more information visit http://www.gai.org.uk.


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