Fire doors are doors made to resist fire for as long as possible. A quality fire-rated door is a crucial part of a building’s safety infrastructure. They are a standard feature of a passive fire protection system and work to limit the spread of fire throughout a building.
Before adding fire doors, you should consider how they are going to work in your building’s safety infrastructure. Some things you should think about is configuration, materials and components.
Fire doors are used throughout a wide variety of industries and accommodate different aspects and layouts of a building. Some of the possible configurations of fire-rated doors include:
Hinged fire doors are the most common dors that you will find in most buildings and homes. These doors are mounted with a standard hinged fitting and are perfectly suited for general use in commercial and residential applications. Hotels and apartments use these doors where it is a requirement that they are rated to a one-hour minimum.
Double action fire doors are useful in buildings where bi-directional traffic is common. They provide more space for people to pass each other.
Sliding fire doors work well to compartmentalise flame and smoke. They are often used in numerous high-risk industries.
Fire regulations still apply to buildings that are protected by their heritage status as they are often more susceptible to fires. Many doors in the country are protected because of their heritage status. These doors can be upgraded to fire doors and customised so that they keep their aesthetic, but improve on their fire safety rating.
There is a wide range of materials that fire doors can be constructed from including glass, MDF, gypsum, timber and metal. You should consider the following factors before selecting your fire door material.
Many parts make up a fire door. Separate to the materials being used for the door itself, the components like hinges, frames and handles are just as important. Details are everything and while the door does most of the work, the components that make up the rest are what makes them truly effective. Some things that you might find as part of fire-rated doors include:
Ashes Fire Group are your Melbourne fire door experts. Specialising in fire-rated doors, fire windows, passive fire protection and ESM Inspections. We supply and deliver fire doors to Melbourne and throughout Victoria.
If you want like to learn more about how to protect your building from fire, contact us today. To book a quote, phone 1300 646 860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.