Flame Services Sydney

Fire Protection Services

Fire Doors and Smoke Doors

Fire Doors Sydney

Install, Inspect and Test as per Australia standards AS1905

Fire Doors and Smoke Doors must be tested annually. AS1905.1 requires fire doors to be able to close automatically, have a Fire Resistant Level (FRL) tag, Not be obstructed with deadbolts or chains installed or fitted & that all gaps around the top, side and bottom comply with the make of door.

We clean the hinge set and inside the frame. All repairs are best to be done through your preferred carpenter or handyman as they can usually repair most items.



Why are Fire Doors important?

A fire and smoke door is a passive fire protection device. Passive fire protection uses different types of products that are built into the structure of the building to help prevent the spread of fire. You will find the use of fire doors in most buildings. They can range from the unit front door to the doors in the fire escapes.

There are generally two different types of fire doors used:

  • Sole Occupancy Unit Fire Rating Level -/60/30: This type of fire door is a one hour rated fire door.
  • Common Property Fire Door -/120/30: This type of fire door is a two hour rated fire door

The numbers refer to the following:

  • Structural adequacy – How long the structure will support the load and remain vertical
  • Integrity – How long the structure will inhibit flames
  • Insulation – how long the structure will not increase in temperature

Therefore, for doors a rating of -/60/30 indicates the door will inhibit flames for 60 minutes and remain cool for 30. The dash (-) indicating structural adequacy means that the door is non load bearing however the fire door provides integrity and insulation protection.

The Building Code of Australia and local council legislation requires that fire doors be inspected and tested at the following intervals:

  • 6 Monthly – Common Property Fire Doors
  • Annual – Common Property Fire doors and Sole Occupancy Unit Fire Doors

For a fire door to be certified as being a fire door the following is required:

  • Fire Rated Frame
  • Approved Fire Rated Hardware
  • Fire Rated Automatic Door Closer
  • One Hour or Two Hour fire rated door certified according to the Australian Standards AS1905 and having the correct fire rating level.