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
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
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.
One of the biggest mistakes I have seen in the fire door industry is people unknowingly installing a fire door upside down, back to front or both upside down and back to front. It’s just a door isn’t it? Does
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