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Building component series - Internal doorsets (SHTM 58)

Published on 04 December 2006

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SHTM Building Component Series Internal Doorsets.



SHTM 58 v1.0 Dec 2006 Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 58 SHTM Building Component Series Internal Doorsets This SHTM offers guidance on the technical design and output specifications of internal doorsets for use in health buildings. Its content does not diminish either the manufacturer’s responsibility for fitness for purpose of products or the design team’s responsibility for selection and application of products to meet project requirements. Design teams are also reminded of their obligations under the Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 1994 (as amended 2000) to ensure safe construction and of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Although the guidance in this SHTM is presented in the context of doorsets – that is, a factory assembly of door leaf (or leaves), frame, and supporting ironmongery, delivered to site as a complete unit – much of it applies equally to door assemblies – that is, door leaf (or leaves), frame, and ironmongery procured separately and assembled on site. The range of doorsets presented in this SHTM comprises heavy duty, severe duty, high security duty, fire-resisting and X-ray grades mainly of timber construction.

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