Whitepaper

Learn from the new Dutch fire safety legislation

New and essential Dutch legislation regarding the spread of smoke, safe escape time and fire safety goes into force on July 1, 2021. The new legislation will – among other things – harmonize standards for smoke resistant joint sealants with the European classification for both hot and cold smoke. In this Whitepaper you'll read more about:

  • Why the legislation goes into force;
  • The new classifications as of July 1, 2021;
  • Classification testing methods.

SMOKE RESISTANCE: AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN FIRE SAFETY

The Buildings Decree assumes it to be a given that certified fire-resistant products are also smoke-resistant. However, that assumption appears to be false in actual practice, which is why the standards and regulations concerning smoke resistance have been significantly tightened.

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