30 Oct 2012
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United Kingdom
Hi all

We are building an extension and have had some good advice already on here. This question is about fire doors.

The extension joins the house to the garage and then a doorway through, I understand this will mean we will require a firedoor FD30 spec.

The architect, has specified that we use an old UPVC door (actually say on the plans, utilise UPVC door from old porch) though I now understand this would not pass building regs however. So what we would like to do is have the UPVC door on the garage side, which will help with noise insulation etc, and then a fire door on the inside, the gap between them would be about 2ff.


UPVC will help deaden noise from the garage
Internal fire door FD30 will meet the regs and will have good choice of styles to fit in etc

Is there anything stopping us doing this? I cant see anything from reading the regs, but would like a second opinion.
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