An Overview of Fire Door Frames

We supply rigorously-tested fire door frames that can be configured to meet all your requirements. Take a look at an overview of doors frames below.

Here at FSE, our fire door expertise is second to none. We supply a comprehensive range of special purpose door sets: door, hardware and fire door frames. These can either be a standard configuration or custom made to suit specific requirements. We install these in a wide range of environments, from commercial buildings to industrial infrastructure.

What Are Fire Doors?

Fire doors are an essential part of any building’s fire protection model and the overall safety of the people inside. They work to stop fire and smoke from spreading quickly and making their way into isolated areas like fire exits and corridor where people could become trapped. In a nutshell, fire doors save lives.

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Fire Door Frames From FSE Special Purpose Doors

We supply a wide range of fire door frames to meet the needs of any building. These can be built using a variety of materials and configured and fitted to meet most aesthetic and functional requirements.

All of our fire doors frames are rigorously tested in accordance with the Australian Building Code Standards (i.e. AS1530.4).

How is this achieved?

Step 1: First, the door leaf, the fire door frame and all of its components and hardware (which must also be compliant) are assembled according to the desired specifications. This results in the ‘door set.’

Step 2: The complete door set is then mounted into a test wall; this wall is located alongside or inside a furnace, which is then used to generate the fire.

Step 3: The furnace is activated to produce fire on one side of the door only. The fire is controlled by the testers to replicate “real life” fire conditions; that is, conditions that meet the same time-temperature pattern of a real fire. This is called the ‘standard time-temperature curve.’

Step 4: The test then continues for the relevant amount of time, depending on the resistance rating that the door needs to achieve, such as 1 hour or 3 hours.

Step 5: At the end of the test, the fire door and its set will either have contained the fire and prevented it from spreading for the desired amount of time, thus passing the test, or proven not to be fire resistant and the entire door set will subsequently fail the test.

If the door itself has failed, the fire resistant rating test may still continue if the testers wish to further examine or test any of the hardware components for resistance.

Backfilling Fire Door Frames

There are several methods of backfilling custom fire door frames including using E-Core® strips; the use of non-shrink Mortar/Cement/Grout; Fire Rated Plasterboard strips or Casting Plaster.

When a fire door frame is built into a plasterboard wall, it should be backfilled with fire rated plasterboard strips prior to installing into the wall. Unfortunately, it is not possible to fill frames in plaster walls post installation.

At FSE Special Purpose Doors, all of our fire door frames are fully tested and certified to meet Australian fire resistance requirements. To view our fire doors, please contact us at: [email protected] or 1300 4 DOORS.