Special Purpose Doors for Hospitality: 4 Types To Consider

Hospitality venues 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 for hospitality.

Hospitality venues require the right special purpose doors to suit the needs of staff and patrons. This will ensure the safety of building occupants and the smooth operation of a business. Types of venues that may require special purpose doors for hospitality include pubs, clubs, bars, hotels, motels, restaurants, nightclubs and cafés.

Fire Doors for Hospitality

In Australia, there are very strict regulations surrounding safety in commercial and residential spaces. Hospitality venues are no different.

Every space needs fire doors. “Fire door” is also known as a fire-rated door set. Hospitality fire doors are necessary to uphold a fire protection model and ensure the safety of people inside a venue.

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. Hospitality venues 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 hospitality venues:

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.
Ballistic fire doors – Ballistic doors are bullet and blast resistant. They provide protection against explosions and other attacks. They are suitable for hospitality venues such as nightclubs, where more security may be needed.
Glass fire doors – Glass fire doors are popular in modern hospitality spaces. They are manufactured with a fire rated glazing and adhere to the BCA’s fire resistance requirements.

Acoustic Doors for Hospitality

Whether required in cafes, live music venues or bustling nightclubs, acoustic doors for hospitality are vital. Hospitality spaces must adhere to strict requirements around sound and noise pollution.

Acoustic doors provide sound insulation by the process of creating an acoustic barrier. The greater the mass of the insulation, the more soundproof it will be. You can read more about soundproofing here.

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

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Solid Core Doors for Hospitality

Solid core doors are well suited to commercial and retail settings. Hospitality venues can also benefit from solid core doors as they are a multi-use product. Made of composite wood, these types of doors can be painted to suit the aesthetic of any hospitality venue.

Solid core doors are renowned for their practicality, durability and versatility in both residential and commercial spaces. These doors will not only provide a hospitality space with acoustic barriers and insulation but also a high level of protection.

This type of door will offer peace of mind and prevent forced entry into cafés, clubs and pubs. They last for years and regulate the temperature inside venues to keep patrons and staff comfortable.

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 a hospitality venue.

Heritage Doors for Hospitality

Some hospitality venues are located in a heritage listed premises. Heritage doors give venues a sense of character, charm and history. While retaining these traits is important, fire resistance ratings will still need to be met in hospitality venues. In some cases, heritage doors will need to be upgraded to meet modern safety standards. This can be done while still following heritage preservation orders. Heritage doors can be upgraded when installing fireproofing systems to meet national standards.

A heritage door upgrade is the process of upgrading doors in heritage buildings to meet fire resistant ratings outlined by the BCA. In this process, hardware may be upgraded to suit the period of the door. A door may also be dismantled during an upgrade, so as to conceal new adjustments and proofing. Another method of upgrading heritage doors involves replacing the door completely. No matter the method, heritage doors in hospitality venues can be updated to function with a high level of safety.

FSE Special Purpose Doors work with many clients in the hospitality sector to design, manufacture and install doors.

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