Fire resistant windows, doors & curtains
The TPS range of fire rated door and window systems are all approved to AS1530.4. It is important to be aware that neither the frame nor glass has a fire rating – it is always the system that has the approved fire rating.
The first and most important step in choosing an appropriate system is to determine the required Fire Resistance Level (FRL) to meet the relevant section of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). All fire ratings are classified according to FRL, which incorporates 3 different numbers, and is represented as X/Y/Z, where X= structural adequacy (always 0 or “-” for doors and windows), Y= the integrity (the ability to restrict flames), and Z= insulation (the ability to restrict the passage of thermal heat, thereby providing a safe environment for people while also preventing fire spread via flash-over). These 3 ratings are tested via the Australian Standard 1530.4.
- For insulated door and window systems from -/30/30 through to -/120/120
- For non insulated door and window systems from -/30/- through to -/120/
- For timber door and window systems incorporating large areas of glass
- For doors and windows to suit Bushfire Flame Zone (BAL: FZ): Click here
For individual framing systems that CAN be used for fire protection when used with an approved glass type
For the TPS range of fire resistant glass that CAN be used for fire protection when used with an approved frame type
Smoke resistant windows and doors
The TPS range of smoke resistant door and window systems are all approved to DIN 18095, and AS1530.7. These doors provide a tested and certified smoke resistant assembly, and provide a level of safety to offered by non-tested alternatives.
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is very vague in regards to smoke doors, which has lead to the proliferation of non-tested glass ‘smoke’ doors, most of which provide little or no resistance to smoke egress, and certainly no level of KNOWN smoke resistance. Many of these doors may have poorly performing brush seals, and no bottom seal at all. The specification and installation of a ‘smoke door’ in a building implies that the building requires some level of smoke resistance, and the TPS range of smoke doors provides a level of assurance which is not offered at all by untested system.
TPS smoke doors use the Forster Presto framing system, which is also available in Fire, Intruder, and Cyclone door and window assemblies, and include the following features:
- Smoke resistance according to DIN 18095, AS1530.7
- Exceeds the BCA requirement for smoke doors
- Class A impact rated glass infill
- IGU panels available for sound reduction and energy performance
- Integrated twin proprietary seals on all leaves and frames
- Drop seals on all leaves
- Mild steel or Stainless Steel
- To download the TPS Smoke Doors Data Sheet, Click here…
- For Fire Doors with smoke protection, Click here…