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Following The Standards Through Fire Door Regulations


We already know the importance of fire doors in every establishment that we own. However, what matters most is the way we install these doors not more so with the brand. Although both are equally important, following the standards especially fire door regulations can lead us to a safer situation. The reason is that these regulations and standards are already tested and proven. The government is making huge efforts so as to minimise the damages caused by fire outbreaks. So, to help you get started with laying out your plans, here are some of the recommended points in installing your fire door.

Before installation

First of all, before having your fire rated doors installed, make sure that the company that you hired is a licensed one and should also be qualified to do fire safety door installation as well as certification. Secondly, you should make sure that the fire doors that are being installed are near or on the fire wall. This is an ideal one to preserve the fire rating of your door as well as the wall itself.

Third, make sure that the door frames as well as all the hardware adheres to the recommended, tested and approved prototype for that particular door and its accessories. Lastly, communicate with your builder and make sure that the fire door installation is in accordance with the fire door requirement for that particular door.

During installation

You have to remember that you fire door must receive a proper fire door rating the moment the installation is complete. The reason is that if you don’t meet with the standards for the certification, you’ll have to repeat the process all over again and you don’t want that, right?

Upon installation, make sure that the door leaf is being installed and hung the proper way. There should be no more than 6mm from any edge for the door. If there’s a need to trim more than 6 mm, you will have to have your fire doors customised to fit with your sizing needs. There should also be a 3mm clearance between the fire door and the frame at the head of the stiles. If it’s more than the prescribed measurement, it’s considered non-compliant. There should also be 10mm clearance and not less than 3mm clearance between the floor and the door itself.

The sill of the door should be made of noncombustible materials like concrete. Also, the locks as well as the closing mechanism of the doors should have been fire tested and certified. Make sure no deadbolts are being installed on the fire doors themselves because it’s against the Australian Building Codes.

After installation

Once everything has been done correctly, the only thing that’s needed to make sure everything works is the compliance tag. It’s the proof that the fire door has been installed correctly, has been tested and is able to hold fire as per the standards state. And lastly, make sure that this compliance tag remains on the door itself as it’s going to be inspected regularly.



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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