Choosing the right doors for your business

When it comes to your business, every decision counts. From the paint on your ceilings to the shape of your windows, every aspect can play a significant role in how your business functions. This is no different when it comes to doors.

Lucky for you, FSE Special Purpose Doors are experts in creating the highest quality special purpose doors. There are a few considerations you need to make when choosing the right doors for your business. Some commercial spaces present environments that require very specific attention to structural details, particularly when it comes to factors such as safety and security. Furthermore, commercial buildings must be compliant with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), and this a range of minimum requirements surrounding doors. The following considerations should be made by every business owner.

Security

It is not uncommon for a commercial space to demand stringent security measures. Any type of business, from retail spaces like supermarkets and clothing stores to financial spaces such as banks and cash rooms. It is important to note, however, that these requirements can differ vastly depending on the business you may be running. For example, a small gift store may not require bulletproof doors to maintain good security, but a bank most certainly will. FSE Special Purpose Doors provide a range of commerical security doors that adhere to Australian building standards outlined by the BCA (AS/NZS2343:1997). Our security range consists of a selection of ballistic doors, including bulletproof doors and blast-resistant doors. They provide protection against things such as weaponry assaults, forced entry and other criminal attacks, and blasts and explosions.

Aesthetics

While it is always essential that your building complies with all relevant regulations, for many business owners, it is also necessary to maintain the aesthetics of their building. For example, a restaurant owner may require installation of fire doors, but desires them to look a certain way to suit the look and feel of the restaurant. FSE Special Purpose Doors pride themselves in delivering stunning, high-quality doors that suit several aesthetic preferences. From glass doors to decorative veneers and metal sheeting, as well as a range of accessories, doors can be made to look their best while functioning at industry standards. 

Fire resistance

Fire door” is a short term for a fire-rated door set. Fire doors consist of the door leaf, frame and associated hardware such as handles, locks, viewing panels and air grills. Fire-rated doors are an essential part of every commercial building’s fire protection model. Commercial fire doors save lives by stopping fire and smoke from spreading quickly and from entering places where staff or patrons may get trapped, like stairwells and corridors. They are also crucial for the preservation of a building and ensuring flames do not spread past the source to neighbouring structures.

Acoustic Properties

There are a number of commercial spaces that require greater attention to detail when it comes to sound-proofing, with such businesses including  recording studiostheatres and auditoriums, and industrial facilities. This is achieved by implementing acoustically treated barriers and acoustic doors. In Australia, commercial acoustic doors must meet certain ‘Rw’ sound resistant standards set out by the BCA and are tested and certified accordingly. Our acoustic doors can achieve an acoustic rating of up to Rw41. Acoustic doors can be made from a range of materials, and feature a range of finishes or decorative veneers to suit any aesthetic requirements of practically any commercial space.

FSE Special Purpose Doors work with many commercial clients throughout Australia to design, manufacture and install a range of special-purpose doors. If you have any questions, to learn more about our products, or to book a quote, phone 1300 4 DOORS, or contact us here.