Last edited 20 Apr 2021

Supporting construction

Loss Prevention Standard, LPS 1056: Issue 6.2, Requirements for the LPCB approval and listing of fire doorsets, lift landing doors and shutters, Published by BRE Global Ltd in 2014, states: ‘For the purposes of this document, the term supporting construction comprises load bearing walls, panel walls and fire resisting partitions having suitable mechanical and fire resistant / smoke control properties as appropriate for the intended door type.’

NB Firestopping of service penetrations, Best practice in design and installation, published by FIS (Finishes and Interiors Sector) in 2020, defines supporting construction as: ‘The wall or floor construction used to support the penetration seal.’ Where a penetration seal is: ‘A system used to maintain the fire resistance of a fire-separating element at the position where one or more services pass through or where there is provision for services to pass through a fire-separating element…’

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