Special Purpose Fire Doors
Special purpose fire doors are different from standard varieties. We provide a range of doors to meet your specific requirements – take a look at the options available.
Standard fire doors are ubiquitous and can be found in every commercial, industrial, and many residential buildings in Australia. However, some buildings require something other than your standard fire door.
Special purpose fire doors are those that have unique properties and are specifically intended for a particular purpose. Due to the vagaries and complexities of various buildings and their uses, the function and purpose of the doors installed can vary significantly.
Here are FSE, we supply a range of bespoke doors to suit many requirements. Let’s take a look at the options available.
Acoustic Fire Doors
True, every door acts as an acoustic barrier. But what about speciality spaces (think recording studios, theatres, or auditoriums) that require more stringent soundproofing from their doors? Acoustic fire doors are the best option.
The greater the mass of the insulation material per unit area of a door, the more soundproof it will be. A double-leaf partition – two sections separated by an air gap filled with a sound absorber – is an efficient and practical sound absorber.
There are many options for soundproofing fire doors, see them here.
Glass Fire Doors
Many modern buildings make excellent use of glass as both structural and aesthetic component. Glass has excellent illuminating qualities, and is a great way to open up a space. But what about when glass needs to be fireproof?
Glass fire doors are those that have had fire-rated glazing applied. Glass is a special glazing system that is usually applied to doors and walls during the manufacturing process. As the name implies, it makes the glass resistant to fire in varying degrees. Glass that isn’t fire rated can pose a risk in the event of a fire as it is susceptible to exploding in very high heat.
Ballistic Fire Doors
Ballistic doors are bullet and blast resistant doors that provide protection against things such as weaponry assault forced entry and other criminal attacks, blasts and explosions. These are suitable for buildings such as financial institutions, mining facilities, construction and related operations, retail spaces, security and law enforcement buildings, and government buildings.
Veneered Fire Doors
For spaces that are crying out for the warmth of wood, decorative veneers may be the perfect option. A veneer is a flat, thin piece of wood – usually no thicker than 6mm – that is used to cover a door. It gives it a unique look and is often added to fire doors to conceal the material underneath, which may not fit the look of a particular space.
Wood colours – These can add an air of warmth or 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.
Grain patterns – It’s also possible to choose the wood ‘type’ or grain pattern of the veneer to help you achieve a specific look. Different grains are produced by cutting and splicing the wood in different ways. Common grains/cuts include plain, crown, quarter sliced, rotary, rift, birds-eye and quilted.
Veneer Finishes – Wood veneers can also be sanded, lacquered, stained, glazed or even painted to help you achieve your desired door appearance.
Radiation Shielded Fire Doors
In today’s modern industries, radiation is used in many different ways. From doctors surgeries to industrial spaces, many buildings may require fire doors with radiation shielding.
Radiation shielding can be added to a variety of doors during the design and manufacture stage to prevent unsafe radiation from penetrating the doors. There are a wide variety of materials and systems that can be used.
Veneers may not be suitable for some spaces. In fact, those looking for a sleeker, more modern or industrial look may want to opt for metal sheeting instead. Aside from its aesthetic appeal, metal sheeting has a range of benefits, including hygiene, strength, durability, and acoustic benefits.
• Aluminium metal sheeting is ideal for doors that need to be more lightweight or that have hygiene requirements; it is also great for external doors that need to provide weather protection.
• Steel is generally stronger than aluminium and is more sturdy and durable. It’s also ideal for fire protection.
Other options include zincanneal, galvanised, and Colorbond.
At FSE Special Purpose Doors, all of our doors are fully tested and certified to meet Australian fire resistance requirements. To ask about special purpose fire door options, please contact us at [email protected] or 1300 4 DOORS.