In past times, fire doors were heavy, difficult to construct and often made from unsafe materials, such as asbestos. This all changed with the introduction of vermiculite fire doors. Up until the early 1980s, most fire doors were manufactured either using asbestos boards, fibre-cement boards or mineral fibre as their core. However, around this time,
Understanding what a fire resistance level (FRL) means is very important in ensuring compliance with the Building Code of Australia. Fire doors, or fire-rated doors, are one of the most important safety features of any building, but what exactly a fire door is can often be misunderstood. In Australia, the National Construction Code dictates that all
Here is our ever-growing glossary of door components and terms you may encounter when researching the right doors for your project, home or business. FSE Special Purpose Doors are experts in all aspects of door manufacture and installation. We have expertise in fire doors, solid core doors, heritage door upgrades, acoustic doors, and radiation-shielded doors.
Throughout history, there have been disasters that have changed the way that we have approached fire protection. Here are five of the most infamous fires in history. Fires can be absolutely devastating in all environments. From urban landscapes to the bush, fires can do an astonishing amount of damage, and they are indeed one of
Being able to identify a fire door is very important for building owners, managers and homeowners. Here are some of the key things to look for. As we know, a fire door is a door that has been rated for protection against heat and smoke for a certain amount of time. But how do you
Fire protection is an integral part of any building’s makeup. Not only for the safety of the people inside but also for the building itself and any surrounding structures. Here are 15 interesting facts and figures about fire doors and fire safety you may not have known. • Glass fire doors can typically withstand a
Here is an overview of hotel fire doors that covers the different options available, how to handle heritage hotels and how to maintain your doors. Just like any other building, hotels require a strict and compliant fire protection system to be in place. In these spaces, fire doors are essential for containing flame and smoke,
Fire doors are a crucial safety element in any building to protect both the building and the people inside. Here are some frequently asked questions about fire doors to help clarify any queries you may have. Fire doors are an essential part of any building’s safety model and the overall protection of the people inside.
Fire doors and smoke doors are of utmost significance in establishing a fire-safe infrastructure for your building. Maintaining your fire doors in terms of their efficacy and compliance throughout their lifetime is critical in protecting your occupants and keeping your building fire safe. Why Do Doors Need Maintaining? Smoke doors and fire doors are two
Security doors are those designed to protect the inhabitants of a building from an outside threat. Here is a rundown of the security doors available from FSE Special Purpose Doors. FSE Special Purpose Doors provide a range of security doors that adhere to Australian building standards outlined by the BCA (AS/NZS2343:1997). Our security range consists of a