Specifier Review

BRE approval for new fire-door from Schueco Jansen

The Janisol 2 EI30 Fire-Resistant Sliding Door from steel specialist Schueco Jansen has been officially approved for use in the UK by BRE. This means that architects needing to include effective passive fire-protection systems in their buildings can now specify this advanced steel door in the certainty that it meets all the statutory regulations.

Introduced into the UK in January this year, the Janisol 2 EI30 sliding fire door combines an elegant appearance – thanks to its extremely slender frame profiles – with a very high level of protection against both flame and heat, even under extreme loads.

While the system is extremely versatile in use – design options include a wide choice of drive-motors and glass types – the door is mainly specified for barrier-free buildings which require higher security requirements and easy access, such as shopping centres, stadia, administration buildings and offices.

Constructed from tried-and-tested Janisol profiles and engineered to allow an inward (break-in) or outward (break-out) direction of escape depending upon location, the Janisol 2 EI30 door is available in either a single-leaf or a double-leaf configuration.

The door can be supplied with or without side and top lights and with or without an emergency exit function. If the latter is specified, the door can be fitted with emergency exit hardware conforming to EN 1125 or EN 179, while the complete door system has been fully tested in accordance with EN 1634-1, achieving an EI30 rating.

If configured as a single leaf construction, the Janisol 2 door offers a clear opening 1400mm wide and 2500mm high, whereas with double leaves, the clear opening is 2800mm and 2500mm high. Whether constructed with single or double leaves, there is no necessity for a floor guide in the opening area.

There is a wide selection of glazing approved for use with the Janisol 2 Fire-Resistant Sliding Door and leading companies such as Dorma, Golgen, Tormax and Record can supply and commission approved actuator systems.

A comprehensive technical manual with guidance on risk assessment is now available to view as a pdf via L8est http://www.l8est.com/page/schueco.html

For further information on all the steel systems in the Schueco Jansen range, please go to mkinfobox@schueco.com

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