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Ballistic Doors Explained

Ballistic doors can be incredibly beneficial for any build that requires reliable security and protection. In this article, FSE Special Purpose Doors presents an overview of ballistic doors and the options available to you. What Are They? Ballistic Doors are bullet and blast-resistant doors that protect things such as: Weaponry assaults Forced entry and other

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How To Fireproof Your Heritage Doors

Many heritage buildings in Australia were constructed before the writing and implementation of Australian building codes. As a result, many of today’s heritage buildings must be upgraded to meet the current fire-resistant ratings set by the BCA (AS1530.4). We take a look at how to fireproof your existing heritage doors. Challenges in Fire Proofing Heritage

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The Importance of Biothermic Doors

Biothermic doors, meaning they are gas-tight, are considered essential in various building projects. This is particularly true for clients who operate in manufacturing, freight, mining, research or the defence industries. What Are Biothermic Doors? Biothermic doors are designed to prevent gas flow between rooms or compartments by creating an airtight (gas-tight) seal. These specialised doors

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Trains & Marine Vessel Specialty Doors

Whatever you are transporting, whether it’s passengers or cargo, safety is paramount. Let’s take a look a the specialty doors for trains & marine vessels. Installing the right doors within your chosen transport systems is vital for protecting not only your staff and passengers but also your freight and goods, as well as the actual

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Eco Friendly Green Star Fire Doors

We take a look at environmentally friendly fire doors – what they are, why you should choose them, and some tips for working with Green Star Fire Doors. Fire doors come in all shapes and sizes. They are available in a range of materials and finishes and with various functionality and fire-resistant ratings. But sometimes,

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Double Action vs Hinged Fire Doors

When planning your next construction project, the time will come when you will need to make some key decisions around the types of fire doors you need. Double action or hinged fire doors. What’s best for you? One of the most common questions we are asked at FSE Special Purpose Doors is whether Double Action

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Backfilling Fire Door Frames Explained

There has been a high level of confusion in the marketplace regarding backfilling fire door frames. We take a look at the ins and outs of the subject. A Little Background In 2005, there were changes made to Australian Building Code Standards (AS1530.4) that required measurement of temperature rise on the fire door frame and

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Fire Resistant Rating: Fire Doors

The National Construction Code is stringent on fire door regulations. We take a look at how fire doors are tested to achieve a Fire Resistant Rating in Australia. In Australia, the National Construction Code stipulates that all fire doors must be tested to certain specifications (i.e. AS1530.4) to meet resistance approvals and certification. If relevant

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Decorative Door Veneers: 5 of the best options

We take a look at the basics of decorative door veneers, and five of the best options when it comes to choosing the right design for your door. What is a Door Veneer? A veneer is a flat, thin piece of wood – usually, no thicker than 6mm – that is used to cover a

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