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How Fire Resistant Doors Hamper Fire

In the past, there are only a few buildings that have installed fire resistant doors because they were not really imposed by the building code agency. However, in the present days, Australian building code regulations have been stricter since they have discovered that people are safer from fire accidents when there are Gold Coast fire doors and fixtures that can bear extreme heat and act to compartmentalise the fire in a single area.

There is no cut and dried rules on how to exit a burning building. It will all depend on the judgment of the leader and the people who are trapped in a burning building. They know where the fire is coming from and basing from that knowledge, they should head towards the exits with specified Gold Coast fire doors. These exits are usually double-leafed doors that have special characteristics that will allow it to close automatically once fire has already reached it. most of these doors are tied to a fire alarm that whenever the alarm goes off, fire resistant doors shut down automatically.

Long corridors can be scary places when fire is starting in a certain part of the building. As wide, open spaces can vacuum the heat after the smoke has covered every corner of the space, fire can follow quickly, and can blast through the expanse of the corridor if there is no barrier door that has been installed to stop the spread of fire once it happens.

What are the causes of fires? There are many causes for them but mainly, they are caused by the following:

Children playing with matches – Matchsticks are attractive to kids because they can scratch it to the side of the match box and create an ignition. When little kids are not instructed that they should not play with these things as they do not know how to manage or put out a burning match stick, they may instead throw it around and the ignition catches the carpet, a pile of paper or a curtain.

Defective electrical wires – Once a building has been wired by a non-professional, there is a tendency that they may not understand how to separate circuits so that they do not overload in one circuit. Should electrical wires become defective in their installation, they form a short circuit, causing ignition. Once there is ignition for a particular circuit, it can reach fuel material and a fire can then follow.

Smoking – Smoking per se is dangerous when it is done by a drunk inside the room and the cinders fall to the bed or on the sofa. As it can build up and burn the combustible materials around, the cinder causes a fire and the abundance of fuel materials around it will allow the cinder to be fanned into a fire.

Abandoned stove that has something cooking on it – There are times that the one cooking forgets that they left the stove on. Even if they are only boiling water, once the stove fire catches towels or table napkins near it, there can be a possible fire.



Scanline Fire Doors is fully licensed and insured to perform fire door inspections which are compulsory in Queensland. They must be inspected and maintained in accordance with AS1851, Part 17-2005 and therefore the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

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