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Fire resisting partitions: a guide to internally framed non load bearing partitions. 2nd edition (Purple book)

Fire resisting partitions: a guide to internally framed non load bearing partitions. 2nd edition (Purple book)

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Provides guidance for specification, selection and installation of fire resisting partition systems in buildings.


The original 1st edition text has previously been updated as 1st edition - revised in light of changes to UK fire safety legislation and guidance documents. It superseded the 2003 edition. The text in this 2nd edition has now been further updated to include the BS EN fire classifications and fire test methods and in intended to support those making and enforcing fire risk assessments under the Regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005, and the CDM regulations 2007.




Publisher History

Formed in 1975, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection currently represents the major U.K. based specialist manufacturers and installers of structural passive fire protection systems. They produce technical information to ensure built in fire protection in buildings.



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