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Without specific fire test evidence the answer is no. In general, even face fixed kick plates and push plates must not exceed 30% of the door leaf area but you must always check the specific assessment for the permitted percentage that is allowed.
Unless you can obtain the replacement leaf from the same manufacturer who supplied the original pair it would be difficult to guarantee the fire certification. There are several cores on the market and without knowing which one has been used we would recommend both leaves should be replaced.
A third party accredited scheme such as the BM TRADA fire door scheme audits its member companies both by inspection and audit tests of products to ensure products are manufactured correctly and standards are met.
Generally the maximum gap allowed between the bottom of fire doors and none combustible thresholds is 10mm, for fire and smoke control doors then the gap should be no greater than 3mm, however it is always advisable to check the specific assessment package for the doors that are been used.
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