High-End Fire Doors: What Are Your Options?

If you’re looking for an elegant solution for ensuring your building complies with Australian fire safety regulations, there are many high-end fire door options to choose from. 

Providing the safest environment possible for a building’s occupants is of utmost importance for any architect or builder and implementing quality fire doors is a great solution here. However, aesthetics are also important in many commercial and residential spaces, such as homes, hotels, apartments, office buildings and hospitality venues.

These high-end buildings require high-end fire doors – those built to higher-than-standard specs when it comes to materials and appearance. There are many options to consider. Let’s take a look.

What Is a Fire Door?

“Fire door” is a short term for a fire-rated door set. They consist of the door leaf, frame and hardware such as handles, locks, viewing panels and air grills. All of these elements are rigorously tested in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (i.e. AS1530.4) to achieve their fire rating. You can read more about this process here.

Fire doors are an essential part of any building’s fire protection model and are crucial for the overall safety of the people inside.

Our doors are engineered for heavy-duty use and are suitable for all high-end residential and commercial applications where strict levels of security, durability and sound restriction are required.

High-End Fire Doors: What Are Your Options?

Fire doors are also customisable. They can be configured to suit your tastes in just about every conceivable way. Here are just a few of the options you may want to consider for high-end applications.

Glass Fire Doors – Glass is an excellent addition to any high-end building looking to incorporate light and a modern flair to a room. Glass fire doors are those that have had fire-rated glazing applied, and can be rated to varying degrees.

Decorative Veneers – In many high-end buildings, wood is a standard aesthetic component. Decorative wood veneers may be the perfect option for adding warmth and elegance to a space. You can choose veneers that resemble lighter woods like oak, maple or birch, or veneers made from darker woods, like walnut or mahogany. It’s also possible to choose the wood ‘type’ or grain pattern of the veneer to help you achieve a specific look

Metal Sheeting For Doors  – Wood may not be suitable for some spaces. In fact, those looking for a sleek modern or industrial look may want to opt for metal sheeting instead. Fire doors can have their exterior covered with aluminium or steel.

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Heritage Door Upgrades

Many heritage buildings already feature beautiful high-end doors, however, some of these may not comply with the current fire resistant ratings set by the BCA (AS1530.4). In this case, they must be upgraded to meet these requirements.

This can be a delicate process. Heritage door upgrades may involve upgrading hardware (heritage-style hardware can be purchased to ensure the upgrade maintains the existing design and period of the door), dismantling the door so that concealed adjustments and proofing can be carried out, or even replacing the doors altogether.

At FSE Special Purpose Doors, all of our fire doors are fully tested and certified to meet Australian requirements. To find out more about high-end fire door options, please contact us at [email protected] or 1300 4 DOORS.