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
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.
1. What are edge strips? Edge strips are basically strips of timber which frame the outside of the fire door. Edge strips are predominantly pine or finger jointed timber and should be free of bowing, twists, knot holes and other