Construction and fixings for cavity barriers

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Construction and fixings for cavity barriers. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 5: Internal fire spread – dwellinghouses, 1 (5.23). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 55. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

Cavity barriers should be fixed so their performance is unlikely to be made ineffective by any of the following.
a. Movement of the building due to subsidence, shrinkage or temperature change, and movement of the external envelope due to wind.
b. During a fire, collapse of services penetrating the cavity barriers, either by the failure of the supporting system or through degradation of the service itself (e.g. by melting or burning).
c. During a fire, failure of the cavity barrier fixings. (In roof spaces, where cavity barriers are fixed to roof members, there is no expectation of fire resistance from roof members provided for the purpose of support.)
d. During a fire, failure of any material or construction to which cavity barriers abut. (For example, a suspended ceiling that continues over a fire resisting wall or partition collapses, and the cavity barrier fails prematurely because the ceiling was not designed to provide a minimum fire resistance of EI 30.)

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: mml-maui-text-analytics-keywords
Uncontrolled Keywords: cavity barrier, suspended ceiling, barrier, fire-separating element, cavity, cavity width, b4 external fire spread, fire risk assessment, cavity stop, room
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards > fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england > Section 5: Internal fire spread – dwellinghouses
K Law > The Building Regulations 2010 > B3: Internal fire spread (structure)
T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2020 06:07
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:41
URI: https://eprints.buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/499

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