BS 8214:2008 - Code of practice for fire door assemblies – BSI British Standards

BS 8214:2008

Code of practice for fire door assemblies

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : September 2008 Replaced By : BS 8214:2016

*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the
Customer Relations, +44 345 086 9001

Fire doors are required to provide two main functions:

a) To maintain any compartmentation of buildings, which has been introduced to limit the size and spread of fire in order to control the perceived risk

b) To allow access to protected escape routes, both vertically and horizontally, without any loss of fire resistance, and limit smoke movement in the structure forming these routes, i.e. protected corridors and protected shafts.

BS 8214 gives recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors. The recommendations are applicable only to hinged or pivoted pedestrian doorsets, door assemblies, or door leaves of any material, fitted into frames of any material.

BS 8214 is applicable only to doors that are designed to provide fire resistance ratings of up to and including 2 h when tested in accordance with BS 476-22 or BS EN 1634-1.

This British Standard is applicable only to the fire performance of the doors and doorsets. It does not cover security, ergonomic factors, functional performance other than with respect to fire resistance, or safety of glazing

Also available:

BS 9999 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

Standard NumberBS 8214:2008
TitleCode of practice for fire door assemblies
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 September 2008
Confirm Date01 February 2014
Withdrawn Date31 December 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS 8214:2016
ReplacesBS 8214:1990
Draft Superseded By07/19977411 DC
DescriptorsInstallation, Performance, Fits, Fire barriers, Doors, Fire resistance, Holes, Fire doors, Glazing, Maintenance, Fire safety, Colour codes, Fire safety in buildings, Ironmongery (buildings), Design, Doorsets, Marking, Seals, Glazed doors, Door frames
ISBN978 0 580 53032 6
File Size290 KB

*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the
Customer Relations, +44 345 086 9001
 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months


Access, view and download standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites with BSOL

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world

Customers who bought this product also bought

  • BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004
    Emergency escape lighting systems
  • BS 5266-10:2008
    Guide to the design and provision of emergency lighting to reduce the risks from hazards in the event of failure of the normal lighting supply
  • BS 5306-8:2012
    Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice
  • BS 5266-1:2005
    Emergency lighting Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises