Quality fire doors are extremely important in ensuring your building and its occupants are protected in the event of a fire. FSE Special Purpose Doors specialise in the manufacture and design of door system solutions for commercial, industrial and special purpose applications.
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.
High Quality Fire Doors from FSE Special Purpose Doors
Hinged Fire Doors – Commercial
FSE Special Purpose Doors are designed and engineered to suit the many different heavy duty commercial and industrial applications.
They are available in a number of different varieties including timber faced doors, hygiene doors, smoke doors, steel faced doors and lead lined doors. Our hinged fire doors for commercial spaces are available in either single or double configuration up to 3500mm in height and 3000mm in width.
Our doors are engineered for heavy duty use in commercial and industrial applications. This product can also be used for high-end residential applications – such as apartments and hotels – where higher levels of security, durability and sound restriction are required.
Hinged Fire Doors – Residential
Under the requirements of the Building Code of Australia, entry and exit doors in residential buildings, apartments and hotels require a fire rating of one hour. Our residential fire doors are specially designed for use in such buildings.
Our fire door leaf is lightweight and offers excellent strength, durability, security and privacy, and despite their relative thickness maintain excellent fire performance levels in excess of the minimum one hour requirement.
Double Action Fire Doors
Double action fire doors are suitable in spaces where high levels of bi-directional traffic is common. The leaves in this kind of door are different to those of hinged doors and essential intumescent seals must be fitted to the head and vertical stiles.
Our double action fire doors have a nominal finished thickness of 45mm and are available in single and double (pair) configuration up to 2700mm in height and 2400mm in width with a maximum 2 hour fire rating. These come fitted with the required intumescent seals and are supplied with the aluminium bullnose edge system.
Sliding Fire Doors
Compartmentalisation is a long-established fire management strategy and is an extremely effective way to manage and resist the spread of fire within a building. This is generally achieved by using fire rated wall systems to divide up areas into manageable risk sizes. This is typically applied in spaces such as shopping centres, public transport infrastructure, large public spaces, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and schools.
FSE sliding fire doors are available in single leaf, bi-parting, multiple leaf, and combination multiple leaf bi-parting to ensure we can provide the right solution for any situation. Our sliding fire doors are rated up to 4 hours, are available in steel or plywood finish and can be lead-lined for acoustic performance and up to a maximum size of 5500mm in height and 8000mm in width.
Upgrades For Heritage Doors
There are many buildings in Australia of cultural or historical significance that are protected by heritage preservation orders. This can pose a number of problems for designers and builders in maintaining the aesthetics of heritage buildings while meeting modern safety regulations.
FSE Special Purpose Doors are experts in installing tested and approved fireproofing systems to existing heritage doors. These fireproofing systems have been successfully tested to AS1530.4 and fully comply with the relevant building codes. We work with the utmost care to ensure that heritage doors are never affected by an upgrade.
Doors are finished in MDF, Pre-Primed Tempered Hardboard or Plywood veneer (paint or selected timbers). It is imperative that the surfaces of the door are prepared and painted in accordance with the finish.
For example, any paint grade veneer will require filing and sanding to achieve the required final finish. FSE Special Purpose Doors will not be held responsible for any painting, filling or finishing.
Due to the nature of M.D.F, it is recommended, when painting, to use an acrylic (water based) undercoat / sealer, followed by two coats, minimum, of enamel gloss. Solvent based sealer coats have been known at times to activate the wax in the board causing dull patching.
Tempered Hardboard’ will be pre-prime-coated. Any raw door edging (eg external timber edge strips) will still require preprime regiments (prior to full and proper painting / sealing, to all surfaces and edges) to maintain integrity and compliance.
Standard Fire Door Sales
To help support our customers major project requirements and provide consistent customer service FSE Special Purpose Doors have introduced our ‘Project registration’ initiative. The aim is to support our customers with Project rates and consistent guaranteed supply (subject to agreed time period).
FSE will work with you to ensure the doors are manufactured in advance ready for your Project needs.
The benefits to you:
• Competitive rates
• Supply of doors ready to call off to best suit your project needs
The benefits to FSE:
• Advanced knowledge of project requirements.
• Economy of scale manufacturing.
Other Special Purpose Fire Doors Avaliable
• Radiation shielding for doors can provide a vital layer of protection on your doors to keep staff, clients and the general public safe from radiation. Shielding can be added to a variety of fire doors during the design and manufacture stage to prevent unsafe radiation from penetrating the doors.
• Heritage door upgrades refers to the process of upgrading the doors in heritage buildings to meet the current fire resistant ratings set by the BCA. This process may involve upgrading hardware, dismantling the door so that concealed adjustments and proofing can be carried out, or even replacing the doors all together.
• Our acoustic fire doors are available up to 4 hour fire rating and, depending on the application, wall type and sealing systems, an acoustic of up to Rw41. These products require consultation with our expert staff to ensure the right solution is used.
Who Needs Fire Doors?
Healthcare Facilities – Healthcare facilities present a demanding environment when it comes to fire safety. From hospitals and aged care facilities to dental clinics and veterinaries, the safety requirements in healthcare are very strict and the legislation and building regulations for these spaces reflect this.
Shared Residential Spaces – Residential complex’s require strict and compliant fire protection systems to ensure the safety of all residents. Fire doors are particularly important for containing flame and smoke, making sure they do not make their way into isolated areas such as stairwells and corridors in the event of a fire.
Hotels – Hotels are multi-faceted spaces that house range of activities day and night, and a large spread of people. Fire doors are very important for keeping all patrons and staff safe in the event of a fire.
Education Facilties – Schools, colleges and universities also house a large number people at any given time. Fire doors are very important for keeping students and staff safe and ensuring the building adheres to Australian building standards outlined by the BCA.
Industrial Spaces – Factories and other industrial spaces house hazardous activity and materials. They are also very busy, and must allows for controlled traffic flow. Factory fire doors are designed and engineered to suit the many different heavy-duty industrial applications and can be customised to meet the needs of any space.
Commercial Spaces – Commercial buildings such as offices blocks also require fire doors. Since these buildings are often located in densely populated areas, they are particularly important for ensuring that fire does not spread between builds, causing widespread damage.
Mining – The Australian mining industry presents very specific conditions when it comes to fire safety. Mining facilties require a strict fire protection model as they inherently house hazardous materials and activity.