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How are fire-rated doors made

How are fire-rated doors made?

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How are fire-rated doors made?

A fire door is manufactured with non-combustible, heavy material, usually with metal plating to ensure the integrity of the door to is maintained under extreme temperatures for a certain duration based on the fire-rating of the door.

 What is fire-rating?

A fire rating tells you the duration for which a door can withstand a fire, based on the outcomes of a fire test. Rating times vary between standard durations of 30 minutes to 240 minutes based on the construction of the door. A fire-rated door is only effective in conjunction with the door frame and surrounding wall and building material.

Why is a Fire Door tested?

In Australia, as stipulated by the National Construction Code, all fire doors must be tested to certain specifications, which in the case of building material, is Australian Standards AS1530.4 to meet resistance approvals and attain certification.

Who conducts the Fire Test?

A fire door, along with its approved components, i.e. doorframe, hardware, etc., are

tested to assess their resistance to fire. Only a registered and accredited testing authority or organisation, such as the CSIRO in Australia, can certify a test.

How is a fire test conducted?

In Australia, the  National Association of Testing Authorities governs testing regulations and organisations.

The procedure to conduct a fire-rating test for doors is as follows:

What next?

Radiant Fire-rated doors are constructed and certified to meet all Australian regulations in line with the building codes and standards. Contact us for you requirement.


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Grindley Construction

This reference is given in relation to the St John of God Hospital currently being completed by Grindley construction at Burwood, where I had the pleasure of working with the staff of Radiant Enterprise.

They have provided the project with the metal door frames of various sizes and profiles to suit the different wall types. They have also supplied the fire doors and solid core doors on the job and the installers who carried out the installation of the doors and door hardware.

Radiant is also currently providing metal door frames, doors, hardware and installation services at another Grindley projects the Paling Court RACF near Camden.

I have no issue in offering a positive reference for the use of Radiant Enterprise on your current and future projects.

-Glenwood

Site Manager


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James Clifford

As clients of Radiant over the past 12 years, we will be pleased to recommend its services as manufacturers and suppliers of doors and jambs, hardware and installation.

Radiant has been diligent in maintaining our building schedule and have been prompt in accommodating our requests in urgent situations.

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AGM Construction

This reference is given in relation to the Muswellbrook TAFE Student Accommodation is currently under the completion stage constructed at Muswellbrook, where I am fortunate to be working with Radiant personnel.

They have provided all the metal door frames of various sizes

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Abi Group

This reference is given in relation to the Westmead Millennium institute project currently being completed at Westmead Hospital, where I am glad to be working with Radiant staff.

They have provided all the metal door frames of various sizes and profiles to suit the different wall types on the project. They have also supplied the fire doors and solid core doors as well as their installation services.

Radiant has also provided frames, doors and installation services at other recent ABI Group projects like the Emerant Lane Apartments.

Our experience with Radiant has been positive on this project, we recommend Radiant Enterprise for your project and any future projects.

-David Drew

Project Manager


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