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European Normative Nº305/2011: Fire Doors Installation

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The European Normative Nº305/2011 actually regulates the public buildings construction in the Economical European Community. This normative legislates the installation and maintenance of Fire Doors in any public building.

At national level the CTN23- Fire Protection Security normative, regulates all of the mandatory procedures regarding the installation and maintenance of fire doors.

In base to the European Nº305/2011 Normative content it demands that any residential complex, hotels, residences, hostpitals etc must count with fire doors as entrance doors that protects the fire extension in fire case in any part of the building’s facilities.

The normative establishes

APPENDIX 1 ‘’CONTRUCTION BASIC REQUIREMENTS’’

2.  Security in fire case the construction works must be projected and constructed the way that in fire case:

a) The sustention capacity of the work will be maintained for a determined period of time;

b) The fire and smoke apparition and extension has to be limited in the work.

c) The fire extension to  nearby works has to be limited;

d) The occupants can leave the work or be rescued by other means.

e) The rescue teams’s security has to be keeped in mind.

APPENDIX IV ‘’ PRODUCTS AND REQUIREMENTS AREA FOR THE OET’

10. FIXED FIRE PROTECTION FIGHTING TEAMS (ALARM AND FIRE DETECTION, FIXED FIRE EXTINCTION FACILITIES, FIRE AND SMOKE CONTROL PRODUCTS AND EXPLOSIONS ABOLITION)

Therefore, all of the spaniards that do a economic inversion in buying a property,have the right to demand that the properties have to be eqquiped with wooden fire doors as entrance doors in order to can act as a fire,gasses and vapors barrier. Allowing to have a determined time so the fire fighters can control the fire while we protect ourselves in the interior.

Contract Technical Doors is a wooden technical doors manufacturer, whitin which stands out our Shark Wooden Fire Doors brand, which doors range covers differents level of fire resistance according to the realized tests, having legal certificates that accredits it.

Our Shark Wooden Fire Doors models are the following:

  • Shark Fire Doors EI30 Simple/ Double (30 minutes  fire resistance)
  • Shark Fire Doors EI45 Simple/ Double (45 minutes fire resistance)
  • Shark Fire Doors EI60 Simple/ Double (60 minutes fire resistance)
  • Shark Fire Doors EI90 Simple/ Double (90 minutes fire resistance)

The fire resistance levels variation is regulated according the installation place in the corresponding public buidling, that means, a entrance door to a hotel room regarding a corridor door,can variate by the law in the fire resistance minutes needed to avoid the fire extension.

As a consequence of not having a fire protection security culture in Spain,there have occured many fires in the last years having as a consequence the death of hundred of people, that could have been avoided if their properties would have been protected by fire doors.

In conclusion, the installation and maintenance of fire wooden doors is highly recognised and established in other european countrien and also in Middle East, while in Spain there is no social concience regarding the importance of having this type of fire security in fire case, that can save our live and avoit the expansion to other sector of the property  or even to the complete building,that’s why we exercised by the law must demand its installation in our properties.

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