Here’s a pre-hung metal clad door system waiting for final quality control in our factory before packing and shipping to our customer.
We make all kinds of louvre doors including our very popular stainless steel louvre doors. Stainless steel provides a beautiful finish and excellent corrosion resistance. These types of doors are often used in humid or damp environments and in coastal locations like surf clubs and restaurants. However, one small drawback to stainless steel louvre doors is that they can be quite expensive.
An alternative that provides a high degree of corrosion protection at a more affordable price point is galvanised steel louvre doors.
Here are a couple of pics to give you an idea about what we’re talking about.
The complete door is made in-house with the components precision cut on our CNC plasma and then welded together by our skilled fabricators.
We recently took delivery of this rather impressive (and heavy) sheet of high-grade steel for the fabrication of a ballistic rated door. The 10mm steel plate is BISALLOY® Armour HHA 500 steel and the door will be rated to AS/NZS 2343:1997 level R2 to stop 3 strikes from a 7.62mm rifle round as well as S1 that will stop a 12 gauge shotgun shell.
The Bisalloy steel is quenched and tempered making it suitable for both civilian and military applications where both lightweight and high bullet and projectile penetration resistance is required.
This high-security, reinforced steel door will be made of several layers of sheeting and finishing materials laminated to this armour plate. The idea is that the plate stops and fractures the projectile while the layered materials catch the resulting spalling and bullet splash.
Here are a couple of diagrams that might help you understand this concept.
Bullet splash is pretty much what it sounds like and is what happens when a relatively soft object, in this case, a bullet, hits a very hard surface such as the armoured steel plate inside this door. The bullet shatters and fragments bounce off the plate much like a water balloon hitting a wall. This material still has a lot of energy and can act like shrapnel from an explosion so it is important that the door contain and neutralise it.
Spalling is what can happen on the other side of the armoured plate from the bullet splash. Spalling actually results from the impact of the projectile fragmenting the target itself with pieces of the target then becoming potentially deadly projectiles. The lining materials of our ballistic rated doors also work to contain this potential threat.
If you require bulletproof doors or a ballistic rated door for both civilian and military applications, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you’d like more information on Australian ballistic door ratings, please check out our Guide to Bulletproof and Ballistic Doors.
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Another pallet of fire safety doors on our pallet wrapper getting ready to ship to our customer who is a large builder in Melbourne. These doors happen to be standard-sized fire-rated doors but fire safety doors could also be smoke or life safety doors which don’t carry the same overall FRL rating.
If you’re interested in the difference between smoke doors and fire doors, you might want to check out the article below from our blog.
While these doors are all the same standard size, most of the doors we make are custom-sized and a pallet of doors would normally have doors of many different sizes.
We’ve recently invested in significant new capacity to speed up our process of making fire safety doors like these. If you’re project needs doors in a hurry, don’t hesitate to contact us on the number at the top of the page.
We ship all across the country usually using Mainfreight or other major logistics companies so you’ll get your doors in a hurry.
It is not uncommon for apartments and public buildings to have emergency doors for occupants in the case of an emergency situation. Some of the more commonly used are presently known as smoke doors which can also sometimes be called life safety doors and fire doors. Though each of these doors may be similar in nature, they have two distinct purposes. Both of which, however, are designed to create a seal that will keep away the fatal flames and smoke from those who are in these structures at that time.
Typically, while smoke doors have been designed to block out combustible items and smoke, the fire doors are meant to keep the flames away in a separate partition. In either case, due to the safety that these doors provide, they can be used in homes too. So, if you have an interest in how these doors may serve the same purposes for your family, you may want to talk to your local fire professional for their recommendations.
Having said that, here is some basic information that you should know.
First of all, it is important to start with the anatomy of both doors and their basic differences. For instance, the fire door has been designed to be enclosed within the buildings fire-rated walls. Its overall function is to keep the flames from spreading through doorways. Additionally, when people are thinking about the structure and the purpose of the fire door, they will most likely find that fire doors can always double as a smoke door but not vice versa. Simply put, when people are reviewing the distinctions between the fire door and the smoke door, it is important to note that smoke doors do not always have the same capability and features of the fire door. This is because smoke doors have not been designed to prevent the spread of flames from room to room.
Identifying the Different Characteristics Of Each
Fortunately, both doors are very easy to identify when people want to know the difference. This is because these doors must always be marked clearly for everyone to see. In addition to the signs on the doors, people can also learn the difference between each based on the materials that have been used by the manufacturer. For instance, you will be able to see the distinctions by the wood, aluminum and the steel in a smoke door. Everyone should also know in advance that fire doors are composed of materials that resist burning so they can resist the flames for an extended period of time.
When people are in a building with a fire, it is important that people know that the fire doors that they see in the building is designed to keep the flames compartmentalized for at least the time frame of 30 to 120 minutes. One of the main functions of the fire door is to protect people from the fires harmful effects. The type of doors used can also make a difference in protection since these doors are not usually automated but are made to remain shut doing these times.
For people who may not know the primary reason for a smoke door, it is important that you know that these doors are made with specialty seals. Spartan Doors smoke doors use quality door seals from Kilargo. These seals are made to protect individuals by only activating when a smoke detector goes off.
These doors are only built to last a certain amount of time. So, it is essential that problems in one or both of these doors be addressed immediately. In fact, it really does not matter if the damage is small and not severe since any issues at all must be reported and corrected. Finding the certifications on the doors is supposed to be made easy since there are serial numbers and dates that people will find on the edge of these doors. This information can be used for a varied of situations and circumstances, including asking questions of the manufacturer and the local fireman.