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Last edited 11 Oct 2020
Self-closing device for doors
There are a number of circumstances where buildings other than dwellinghouses should have fire doors fitted with self-closing devices, such as; dead end portions of common corridors, a common corridor that connects two or more storey exits, common corridors more than 12m long that connect two or more storey exits, doors giving access to external escape stairs and so on.
However, where these might present an obstacle to occupants, such as within normal circulation spaces, or giving access to bedrooms, alternatives might be considered, such as fire-swing door closers or hold-open devices. This is because self-closing devices might be rendered ineffective by constant use, or might be wedged open or removed.
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