Shadbolt doors can be supplied with any suitable ironmongery permitted either by the Code of Practice for Essential Hardware, published by the Door and Hardware Federation (www.dhfonline.org.uk), or under a reputable independent third party quality assurance scheme.
There is a wide choice for which fire performance has been validated by test.
The suitability of ironmongery for a specific application should be confirmed with Shadbolt and with the ironmongery manufacturer before specifying. For more information please contact our technical department.
Fire doors must be hinged or pivoted and have some form of self-closing device; they may be latched or unlatched. Door closers must comply with BS EN 1154: 1996. Concealed overhead closers are possible in some applications.
For higher performance acoustic doorsets and smoke control doorsets, due to the need for tight seals, the initial force required to open the door is lightly to exceed the maximum of 30N set by Building Regulations Approved Document M for accessibility. Therefore, where such doors are required to comply with Part M a powered opening/closing system will probably be necessary. See illustration below, and for more information see Shadbolt drawing SPEC 645.
The door leaf construction allows ironmongery to be applied wherever required.
Doorsets may be supplied with all flush fitting ironmongery ready fitted, and with additional projecting furniture supplied separately packed with each doorset.