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Forza - Defining Doors

FD30 Fire Certificate 2022


Introducing Our New Fire Door Certificate & Hardware Guide

To ensure that we align with the most up to date test evidence and engineering principles, Forza Doors Ltd has completed a 5 yearly review of our FD30 and FD60 Fields of Application. Having gone to great lengths to ensure our documentation is clear, up to date, accurate, accessible & unambiguous, we are delighted to launch our new fire door certificate complete with vastly improved Installation & Hardware guides for FD30 (s) fire door assemblies. All our FD30 (s) and FD60 (s) doors now ship with the new Fire Certificate, FD90 & FD120 will be updated later in 2022.

In accordance with our continual investment in research, testing & design we have created a solid foundation of primary test evidence to support the use of many items of hardware, including the permitted use of electronic access controls.

We are able to offer the use of electronic access control hardware from multiple manufacturers (including mag locks), supported by our own primary test evidence.

Please see our new FD30 Ironmongery Suitability & Installation Guide to review our permitted hardware, electronic access provisions and applicable standards. We believe this investment makes the new Forza FD30 Fire Certificate the best option when specifying your next project, here's why:

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  • Expanded Hardware Options  Supported by Forza primary test evidence

  • Increased Lifespan - permitted maintenance repairs  Supported by Forza primary test evidence

  • Electronic Access Control options (including mag locks)  Supported by Forza primary test evidence

  • Expanded Glazed Fanlight and Sidelight Options  Supported by Forza primary test evidence

  • Improved Threshold Gap Tolerances  Supported by Forza primary test evidence

 

If you would like to learn more about how our fire certificate
relates to your next project please contact us via:

info@forza-doors.com | 01403 711126

 

Want to find out more? Click the headings below for in-depth information provided by our technical team

WHY CHANGE IS NEEDED

The Building Safety Bill and Amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005

 

Once the Building Safety bill gains Royal Assent it will place on duty holders who commission building work and participate in the design and construction process (i.e client,  designers contractors) a set of responsibilities for ensuring building safety is carefully considered throughout the project and the building is fully compliant with building regulations, thereby ensuring residents at home or work are safe.

Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations for England & Wales is a requirement to provide fire safety information to the “responsible person “at the completion of a project. It links the Building Regulations to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. (FSO)

UK Government is in the process to make amendments to the FSO to drive fire safety improvements for regulated premises.  Such amendments to include:

Increase transparency of regulated activities through the recording and sharing of fire safety information, including with residents.

Encourage competence in those appointed to undertake fire risk assessments, including the fire risk assessor sector.

Proportionately align the FSO to the build safety regime.

Support greater compliance with, and effective enforcement of, FSO requirements.

 

FORZA Technical Data 

In respect of all Forza passive fire products, it is our mission to make available to all duty holders and the public clear, unambiguous, accurate, up to date and accessible information in relation to correct installation methods, ironmongery suitability and permissible repairs to Forza door assemblies. 

The Forza third party (IFC) field of applications and certificates dispatched with each door or fire screen are currently being revalidated and updated to support our technical data mission.

FD30(s) Field of Application PAR/10321/rev L & Forza Certificate. Complete & Issued March 2022

FD60(s) Field of Application PAR/10896/rev I & Forza Certificate. In process for issue April 2022

FD90      Field of Application PAR/10918/rev E & Forza Certificate. In process for issue 2022

FD120    Field of Application PAR/10922/rev E & Forza Certificate. In process for issue 2022

FD30/FD60 Glazed timber screens   Field of Application PAR/11294/rev E & Forza Certificate. In process for issue 2022 

FD30/FD60 Q Mark (BM trada) Fire & Security door sets Field of Application WF415741 rev D & Forza Certificate In process for issue 2022.

 

FRONT PAGE

 

 

  • The front page contains important details which must be completed to validate the certificate.

  • Forza staff will apply a unique number and mark the relevant box according to the performance designation FD30 or FD30 S. This number will also be applied to the fire door tamper-proof label affixed to the top edge of the door leaf.

  • The installing contractor must complete the boxes highlighted in green.

  • The certificate should be signed and retained in the Building Safety Manual in accordance with BS9999:2017 section 9, annex H.

SUPPORTING STRUCTURE / PACKING ZONE, SEALING

It is of paramount importance that the supporting construction is of a type that has been tested or assessed to provide in excess of the required fire resistance, at the required size, when incorporating timber fire door assembly openings.

Consideration should be given to any raised access floors which may also form a part of the supporting construction. The line of fire protection beneath a raised floor should continue in the same plane as the fire door assembly and the construction of a raised floor should allow for robust fixing of the assembly and provide adequate support for the duration of the required period of fire resistance.

The frame should be affixed to the supporting construction strictly in accordance with our Installation Guidance, which can be found on our website and is attached to each fire door upon delivery.

A range of gap tolerances and sealing methods including intumescent mastic with mineral fibre materials or two types of fire door expanding foam are available. Please refer to our guide for detailed information.

 

FZD5114 Typical TIMBER Stud FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5115 Typical STEEL Stud FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5116 Typical TIMBER Framed Steel Stud Glazed Fire Screen DOWNLOAD

 

FRAME DESIGNS

A range of frame types is available which, certification permitting, afford various design options such as flat liner, split liner, integral architraves & shadow gap details. Metal frames are also permitted in full height formats for single and double door assembly solutions. Please see our website or fire door certificate for further details.

SIDELIGHTS AND FANLIGHTS

Forza Doors Ltd is able to offer many options for side lights and fan lights as part of the fire door assembly. Our fire door certificate illustrates all elevation types from type A to Type O. It is now possible for example, subject to size limitations, to install a fan light over a double door set with a single side light to each side of the door assembly.

GAP TOLERANCE AND SMOKE CONTROL

The gap between the door and the timber frame, double door meeting stiles, door(s) and overpanel should be between 1.5mm to 4.0mm. The gap between the bottom of the leaf and the threshold of either boards/masonry/ceramics or (flush) timber to be a maximum of 10mm. In all instances where smoke control is required with no drop seal the gap should only be 3mm.

FZD5132 Hardwood & Aluminium Thresholds (FD30) DOWNLOAD

VISION PANELS

Forza standard vision panel styles V1 to V9 are constructed with a laminate uninsulated fire glass (FD30/0.7mm) with either Bolection or quirk bead styles. The glass area in styles V1 to V8 has less than 20% of the leaf size on a 1981 x 838mm (or greater) and are therefore deemed to be partially insulating door assemblies using the criteria given in section 7 of BS476: part22: 1987 and thus evaluated to section 7 for FD30/30 integrity and insulation. For use of Forza Style V9 or any bespoke vision panels greater than 20% of the leaf size, the intended location of the door assembly is to be considered i.e. escape routes / protected stairway (refer to Approved Doc B v1 & v2 Table B5).

 

FZD0338 Forza Standard Vision Panel Summary - Timber Bead  DOWNLOAD

IRONMONGERY SUITABILITY AND INSTALLATION

Hardware is one of the most heavily used elements in a building. Door hardware plays a pivotal role in the fire door assembly's fire safety, so the application of fully tested and certified hardware solutions should never be undervalued.

Forza Doors continue to raise the standards of tested hardware inclusion within our certification. Our Hardware Suitability & Installation Guide provides guidance on the various items of essential and non-essential hardware which can be installed with our fire door assemblies.

Our guide illustrates the various size and position tolerances that should be observed, along with reference to the standards which are applicable to specific hardware.

All hardware that is installed into the door aperture should be properly tested.

Forza Doors continuously strives to provide ongoing improvements to the range of hardware that may be used with our fire door assemblies, which is fully backed by our own primary test evidence and is written explicitly into our Field of Application. This ensures not only a robustly tested hardware solution but also affords a fully audited and regularly reviewed environment upon which our guidance is based.

DOOR CLOSERS, DIGILOCKS, SPY VIEWERS

A range of surface and concealed overhead door closers are suitable for use with our fire door assemblies.

We have recently added digital locks to our range of permitted hardware, backed by primary test evidence.

We are able to permit the use of multiple spy hole viewers at differing heights, subject to certification requirements, which enable compliance with access considerations within Building Regulations.

ACCESS CONTROL

Forza Doors Ltd has undertaken a two year program of intensive testing, designed to provide fully tested & evidence-based capabilities for our fire door assemblies to incorporate different types of electronic access controls from hotel style battery operated locking/monitoring systems to electronic solenoid mortice and frame head locks and magnetic hold closed devices.

All of our electronic access control capabilities are fully backed by our own primary test evidence and are fully included within our Field of Application documents, meaning that not only have we tested each item fully but the test has also been properly witnessed and reviewed by our Fire Consultants IFC Ltd and is part of ongoing reviews and surveillance audits in accordance with our certification requirements Please see our website & Hardware Suitability & Installation Guide for a full list of tested solutions.

FZD5117 Vingcard Essence V2 - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5118 NSP EPIC - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5119 Salto XS4 Original - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5120 NSP 613/614 Mifare - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5121 EFF EFF 351 U80 & M80 - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5122 Onity Trillium - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5123 Trimec ES9000 Series DOWNLOAD
FZD5124 Face Fix Mag Lock - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5125 Bolt Through Mag Lock - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5127 ASSA ABLOY EL 560 - FD30 FD30 Electric Solenoid Lock DOWNLOAD
FZD5128 NSP SMF DUO - FD30 DOWNLOAD

SIGNAGE

Plastic or metal safety signs that comply with BS5499 may be glued or screwed to the face of the door leaf. A minimum 40mm spacing from leaf edge, hardware or vision panel(s) is required.

MAINTENANCE AND PERMITTED REPAIRS

With a keen eye towards the requirement for ongoing fire door maintenance, Forza Doors Ltd has undertaken extensive testing in UKAS approved laboratories to enable us to determine robust and effective minor repair methods for our products.

This enables our customers to provide fully tested repair solutions, negating the need to fully replace damaged fire doors or their frames in many instances.

The repair methods which we are now able to provide, cover the following:

  • Hinge infills
  • Lipping section replacement
  • Full lipping replacement
  • Mortice lock/latch infill
  • Flush bolt infill
  • Vision panel glazing bead repair or replacement
  • Through hole repair
  • Architrave replacement
  • Leaf face recess reinstatement
  • Concealed closer infill
  • Over size hinge mortice infill with intumescent mastic
  • Screw hole repair

We are able to advise the correct timber and adhesives to be used for each repair. All of our repair methods are fully backed by our own primary test evidence and are included explicitly within our Field of Application documents.

Our new fire door certificate contains space to record any repairs in the future. Please see our PDF (FZD5136) for further details.

FZD5136 FD30 & FD60 Tested Permissible on Site Repairs DOWNLOAD

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

FZD5112 Permitted Intumescent Interruption in Leaf or Frame DOWNLOAD
FZD5113 FD30s / 4 sided riser door set DOWNLOAD
FZD5114 Typical TIMBER Stud FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5115 Typical STEEL Stud FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5116 Typical TIMBER Framed Steel Stud Glazed Fire Screen DOWNLOAD
FZD5117 Vingcard Essense V2 - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5118 NSP EPIC - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5119 Salto XS4 Original - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5120 NSP 613/614 Mifare - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5121 EFF EFF 351 U80 & M80 - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5122 Onity Trillium - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5123 Trimec ES9000 Series DOWNLOAD
FZD5124 Face Fix Mag Lock - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5125 Bolt Through Mag Lock - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5127 ASSA ABLOY EL 560 - FD30 FD30 Electric Selendoid Lock DOWNLOAD
FZD5128 NSP SMF DUO - FD30 DOWNLOAD
FZD5132 Hardwood & Aluminium Thresholds (FD30) DOWNLOAD
FZD5136 FD30 Tested Permissible on Site Repairs DOWNLOAD
FZD5321 Magnetic Opening Contacts Carrier Fire & Security Ltd - FD30 DOWNLOAD