Special Purpose Doors For Commercial Buildings: 4 Types of Consider

Commercial buildings function in diverse ways. As such, they require a diversity of door choices to suit individual spaces. Here are four types of special purpose doors you may want to consider.

Commercial buildings such as office blocks, retail spaces and hospitality venues have a wide range of functions and uses, and the types of doors available to these buildings must reflect this diversity.

Here at FSE, we supply an extensive range of special purpose doors for commercial buildings of all kinds. These are specifically constructed to meet a wide range of requirements set out by the Building Code of Australia. These will ensure the comfort and safety of both staff and patrons. Let’s take a look at the options you may want to consider.

Commercial Fire Doors

In Australia, there are very strict regulations surrounding fire safety in commercial spaces, and fire doors are an important component of adhering to them. Commercial fire door – also known as a fire-rated door set are necessary to uphold a fire protection model and ensure the safety of people inside a building.

Fire doors consist of the door leaf, frame and associated hardware. All of these elements must be rigorously tested in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (i.e. AS1530.4) to achieve their fire rating. Commercial buildings may require a number of fire protection systems. These stops fire and smoke from spreading, isolate fires into manageable areas and allow for timely evacuations.

At FSE Special Purpose Doors, all of our fire doors meet the highest safety standard. We manufacture a range of fire doors to suit all kinds of commercial buildings.

Sliding fire doors – Sliding fire doors are well suited to larger spaces where spacious entry and exit points are needed in case of fire.
Hinged fire doors – These doors are designed and engineered for heavy-duty use and offer higher performance levels of security, longevity and sound attenuation.
Swinging fire doors – Swinging double action fire doors are useful in spaces where corridors experience heavy foot traffic. They swing at 180-degrees, allowing traffic to flow back and forth easily.
Glass fire doors – Glass fire doors are popular in modern buildings. They are manufactured with a fire rated glazing and adhere to the BCA’s fire resistance requirements.

Acoustic Doors

Many commercial spaces, such as recording studios, theatres and cinemas, will require acoustic doors in order to manage sound spillage.

Commercial acoustic doors must meet a sound resistant standard out outlined by the BCA. Our doors achieving a rating of up to Rw41. Acoustic doors will protect staff members, patrons and members of the public from noise pollution. They can also double as fire doors and fulfil a range of protective needs.

Acoustic doors can be designed to suit the needs of a specific space. Our acoustic doors can be manufactured as:

• Single or double swinging doors
• Single or double sliding doors
• Fire or smoke doors
• Heavy or lightweight doors
• Electronic, automatic or magnamatic doors

sliding fire doors

Solid Core Doors

Solid core doors are well suited to commercial and retail settings. Made of composite wood, they can be painted to suit the aesthetic of any space. They also offer soundproofing and insulative properties, as well as higher levels of security than standard door types.

This special purpose door can be manufactured as a traditional pine blockboard core and a moisture resistant particleboard core. Solid core doors are available in various finishes such as MDF, pre-primed hardboard, plywood and metal facings. They can also be fitted with accessories to suit any commercial space.

Heritage Doors for Commercial Buildings

Some commercial enterprises are located in a heritage listed premises. As important as these heritage preservation orders are, they can prove difficult for designers and builders in retaining the original building features whilst meeting current safety regulations.

Heritage door upgrades refer to the process of upgrading the doors in heritage buildings to meet the current fire resistant ratings set by the BCA (AS1530.4).

This process 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.

FSE Special Purpose Doors work with many commercial clients to design, manufacture and install doors.

If you have any questions about special purpose doors, to learn more about our products, or to book a quote, phone 1300 4 DOORS, or contact us here.