Sliding Fire Doors

Product Overview

To manage and resist the spread of fire within buildings, a strategy of compartmentation is utilised. This is generally achieved by using fire rated wall systems to divide up areas into manageable risk sizes. There will be situations where large openings are required in the walls.

AAFD Sliding Fire Doors have been developed for these situations. These doors are compliant with Australian Building Regulations AS 1530 Part 4, meeting the highest Fire Resistance Level specifications.

The internal Vermiculite Monolithic Refractory Core is of solid, non-laminated construction containing no asbestos or other mineral fibres.


AAFD Sliding Fire Doors are designated for a wide array of industrial and commercial purposes. Typically, sliding fire doors are required for use in settings such as factories, warehouses, parking facilities, shopping centres, medical facilities & educational institutions.

Sliding Fire Door Set Requirements

Every AAFD Sliding Fire Door must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Comply with AS 1905.1 and the applicable State Building Code of Australia.
  • Have a minimum overlap of ≥100 mm around the opening when in the closed position, at both the head and vertical edges of the door set.
  • In configurations involving multiple door leaves, each leaf must have an overlap of ≥100 mm with the adjacent one.
  • If the doors are intended to be held open during regular operation, they must incorporate a magnetic hold-open device that can be deactivated by a compatible fire alarm system to automatically close the sliding door.
  • Special preparations are needed for plasterboard partition wall systems.

Door-set Configuration

When opting for an AAFD Sliding Fire Door system, it is imperative to consider the dimensions of the opening that requires coverage and the available space around the sides and above the opening. The available sliding door configurations are as follows:

  • Single Leaf
  • Bi-Parting
  • Multiple Leaf
  • Combination Multiple Leaf Bi-Parting

Optional Features

Sliding Fire Doors are available with the following options:

  • Automated sliding door control
  • Speed limiting devices for closing speed control
  • Mild steel, stainless steel and plywood facings
  • Personnel “Wicket” doors with one or two Access Wicket doors

Maintenance Requirements

Given the size, weight, and complexity of the operating systems, building owners and operators must adhere to maintenance requirements, as stipulated in AS1851, at a minimum, to ensure the effective operation of the system in emergency situations.

1 Routine Testing: Sliding Fire doors should be tested regularly to ensure they operate as intended. This may include periodic checks of the door's closing mechanism, seals, and alarms.
2. Repairs and Upkeep: Any damaged or malfunctioning components should be promptly repaired or replaced to maintain the door's fire resistance.
3. Annual Inspection: Certified professional to conduct an annual inspection to ensure that the door complies with fire safety codes and regulations
4. Documentation: Maintaining records of inspections, repairs, and testing is crucial for compliance and liability purposes.


Sliding Fire doors must undergo rigorous testing and inspection processes to confirm their ability to withstand fire and smoke, protecting lives and property. Compliance with Australian Standards is vital. AAFD provide approved Sliding Fire Door systems & accredited certification.

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