Can I have a mini (38mm thick) pair of doors?
No. All fire door pairs must be maxi (48mm thick) fire doors.

Can I have a vision panel in my door?
Yes, there are three sizes of fire rated vision panels, 300 x 200mm, 450 x 120mm, 600 x 100mm. Vision panels can be purchased as a supply only kit, or can be installed into your door during manufacture. If you would like a vision panel installed in your door, please send in this detail sheet to specify the size and location you are after when placing your door order.

Can I have an air grille in my door?
Yes, like vision panels, these can be supplied as a kit, or can be installed during manufacture of your door. The available sizes for fire rated air grilles are 300 x 600mm or 450 x 450mm. If you would like an air grille installed, please send in this detail sheet to specify the size and location you are after when placing your door order.

Can fire doors be rebated?
No, our fire doors cannot be rebated.

How can I tell the hinge side on a fire door?
The first place to check is at the top of the bottom of the door. There is generally a mark or hole drilled in the top edge rail that indicates that the corner with the hole is the location of the top hinge plate and the closer plate. If there is no indication you can use a relatively strong magnet and slide it over the face of the door. The magnet will pick up the steel plates inside the door under the facing sheets and give you a clear indication as to the location of the hinge plates.

What is the best door finish for painting?
The recommended door skin option for painting is a Duracote Tempered Hardboard (often referred to as green board). Duracote is a preprimed tempered hardboard skin.

Can I cut a fire door down to size?
You can trim a maximum of 6mm in total off a fire door (i.e. 3mm from 1 side and 3mm from the other side, not 6mm from one side). Behind the timber edges there are steel plates in locations where hardware such as hinges, locks and closers are fitted (see an exploded view of a fire door to get a better understanding). Surefab Doors and Frames manufacture doors to order, so if the correct measurements are taken on site there should be little need to trim them on site.

What does FRL refer to?
Fire Resistance Level. To find out more, visit Fire Training NSW.

Do you offer tags and certification for your doors and frames?
Yes, but it is important that the following things are considered before requesting certification. All hardware installed on our doors must be listed on our approved hardware list (see resources). If you require certification for a door with hardware not on the approved hardware list, you will need to change the hardware. Take note, although hardware manufacturers or suppliers may say their product is fire rated, it may be tested with a different fire door core type.

How do I stick tags to a door?
Our tags come with 3M adhesive on the back, as well as two holes for an option to nail the tag to the door. Most people use both methods to ensure that the tag is well secured. The tag should be installed at eye level (about 1.5 metres from the floor). If you are using a frame and door tag on the same door set, make sure they are staggered so they don’t clash when the door is shut.

Be very careful that you only used hardware that has been tested and approved for the specific fire resistant door you are intending to fit it to.

Contact us and ask for the appropriate paperwork required to get a certificate and tags for your project.