An interesting question I have been asked a number of times in recent days; Customer: “can you give me a fire rated door and frame for my wall?”. Me: “what kind of wall do you have?” Customer: “a fire rated
Preamble: Firstly, let me say I nearly pulled my hair out writing this article and I consider myself a little knowledgeable when it comes to fire doors. I don’t know everything but I’m yet to find a person who does. I
There can be confusion in the marketing of door hardware when it comes to products that are “fire rated”. When you scan through a suppliers catalog you will often find the notation that the hardware is “fire rated”. This is
I was speaking with a colleague today who had a question posed to him by a client in Queensland who had been advised by their service provider that because the fire doors on the ground floor of the building showed a water
Every fire resistant doorset installed in Australia must be installed in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The current Australian Standard referred to in the BCA for Fire Resistant Doors is AS1905.1-2005 “Components for the
In looking at the current Australian Standards, and having recently drafted an article on the history of fire door tags in Australia (to be possibly published in the Fire Protection Association of Australia publication “Fire Australia”), this question has been
This information relates to fire doors in the Australian market and is a suggest course of action but in no way gives a concrete answer to this elusive question. I have heard this question over and over again and it
Passive Fire Protection To better understand passive fire protection we need to firstly understand the concepts of “Compartmentalization” and “Flashover”. Compartmentalization is the process of dividing large areas into smaller areas such as rooms within a level of a building.