Fire Doors: Common questions and answers
Fire doors are a crucial safety element in any building, protecting both the building and its contents, as well as the people inside. If you need to buy a fire door, it is likely you will have some questions.
Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about fire doors.
What are fire doors?
Fire doors should always be seen as an integral part of a building’s fire protection model and are a vital piece of support needed to keep the residents or occupants of a building safe. Fire doors will help to stop the spread of smoke and flames between different areas of a building. They also work to effectively to block smoke from entering into isolated areas of a structure such as fire exits or corridors, where people could easily become trapped in the advent of a fire emergency.
Who installs them?
Fire doors must be installed by qualified personnel as they made specifically for safety purposes and must meet with compliance standards.
What are they made of?
Fire doors are made up of multiple components, including the core, perforated plates that reinforce essential hardware, door skins and timber rails. Fire door-sets can also be supplied with glazed glass view panels and fireproof relief air registers.
What signage is required?
Fire door signs are an integral part of a buildings fire protection model as they display information that spreads awareness about fire safety. Regulation regarding signage differs depending on states around Australia. You can read all about Australian fire door signage regulations here.
How often do they need maintenance?
Annual and half-yearly fire door and smoke door inspections are mandatory in ensuring all doors remain compliant with the regulations set out by the Building Code of Australia.
What types are available?
FSE Special Purpose Doors fire door products include:
What hardware is available?
Fire door hardware includes:
- Self Latches
- Automatic door closers
- Panic Bars
- Intumescent seals
Contact us today!
At FSE Special Purpose Doors, all of our fire-rated doors are fully tested and certified to meet Australian fire resistance requirements. We supply a vast range of fire doors to meet the needs of any type of building. These can be built using a huge variety of materials and configured and fitted to meet your aesthetic and functional requirements. FSE Special Purpose Doors manufactures Automatic Doors for numerous industries throughout Australia.