Fire Resistance applies to individual elements of building construction (Non load bearing; load bearing) measures integrity, insulation and load bearing capacity using BS476, EN 1364, EN 1365.
Fire resistance is defined in BS 476: Part 20: 1987 as the ability of an element of building construction to withstand exposure to a standard temperature, time and pressure regime without loss of its fire separating function or loadbearing function or both for a given time.
Tests can be carried out to British and European test standards.
Non load bearing elements
- EN 1364 : Part 1 Walls
- EN 1364 : Part 2 Ceilings
- EN 1364 : Parts 3/4/5 Curtain walling
- EN 1364 : Part 6 External walls
- EN 1634 : Part 1/2/3 Fire doors and shutters
Load bearing elements
- EN 1365 : Part 1 Walls
- EN 1365 : Part 2 Floors and roofs
- EN 1365 : Part 3 Beams
- EN 1365 : Part 4 Columns
- EN 1365 : Part 5 Balconies on walkways
- EN 1365 : Part 6 Stairs