In 2011-12, there were 380 fire related fatalities in Britain. Over half of these fatalities were partly or wholly due to people being overcome by smoke or toxic fumes. (Fire Statistics, Great Britain, 2011-2012, Department for Communities and Local Government)

Within the United Kingdom, there is a requirement for the provision of smoke control doors. This is to be found in Approved Document B to the Building Regulations (England and Wales), Part E of the Scottish Technical Standards and Technical Booklet E under the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland).

The Building Regulations Approved Document B specifies that the doorset assembly should demonstrate compliance with either BS476: Part 31.1 or BS EN 1634: Part 3:2004. Pyroplex Fire Smoke and Acoustic seals already hold test evidence to BS476: Part 31.1 however we have enhanced our test portfolio for the following seals and test them in accordance BS EN 1634-3: 2004:

Full test evidence to BS EN 1634-3: 2004 is now available on request. For more information on smoke sealing please read our Is your fire door smoke compliant? article or contact us.