Developed by Narsi Group who claimed it to be world’s biggest wooden door, it has successfully cleared the fire resistance test conducted by the fire research laboratory of the CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (Roorkee). Lets’ understand some more about the 3000 mm x 3750 mm and 75mm thick door in this feature by SURFACES REPORTER.
The CSIR-CBRI conducts research and development with the aim to assist building construction and building material industries in finding timely, appropriate and economical solutions to the problems of building materials, health monitoring and rehabilitation of structures, disaster mitigation, fire safety, Energy-efficient rural and urban housing. It also maintains linkages at the international and national level.
Its fire engineering laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for conducting research related to fire retardant, resistance, detection, extinction, limitation, modelling and escape with special reference to building and industrial sectors.
Fire Resistance Door
According to the statement by the brand, the fire resistance test was conducted on March 14, 2022 respecting British and Indian safety standards (Fire Exposure as per BS 476 (Part 20 & 22) - 1987, IS:3614 (Part-2)-1992) with insulation, integrity and stability as testing criteria. The test ran for 121 minutes, at the end of which the NARSI Group wooden door – a double-leaf door having a shutter thickness of 75 mm - became the only Indian product in the category to have cleared all the criteria for the test. The result can be crucial for the building material industry as it will promote the higher standard of fire safety across the building materials and infrastructure industry.
Fire resistance clearance to World's biggest wooden door
Mr. Narsi Kularia, Founder, NARSI Group said, “I thank our brilliant team of skilled carpenters and experts who committed to a highly demanding and diligent process of research and innovation. Every iteration and each failure only served to push them towards achieving their goal as a team. This enthusiasm and passion for creating the best and safest fitout options for our customers is the common thread of motivation for us all at the NARSI Group.”
Speaking of the wooden door itself, Mr.Jagdish Kularia, Director, of NARSI Group said added, “From using the wooden fire doors for prestigious projects currently we are working to take these into retail distribution by making them available in different sizes. This product is an outcome of taking fire safety very seriously as a manufacturer and a solutions provider. Through it, we aim to broadbase our contribution to fire safety across the Indian infrastructure development landscape overall.”
About the brand
Conceptualized in 1986 Narsi Group is a Pan-India interior turnkey fit-out service provider. A brainchild of Narsi Kularia, it has a track record of executing more than 500 projects including some prominent names from the industry including TCS, Wipro and Infosys, Bank of America, JPMC, MUFG, ADP, Amazon, Google, Ikea, Netflix, Reliance, Hindustan Unilever, Standard Chartered Bank, Morgan Stanley and HSBC for complete interior solutions.