Fire prevention solutions specialist Kilargo emphasises the need for all
Australian buildings to comply with Building Code of Australia (BCA)
The BCA is a set of technical and safety provisions for the design and
construction of buildings that is reviewed and amended every year to cover
technical and regulatory changes. Architects and builders designing commercial
or multi-occupancy premises are required to be fully conversant with the latest
BCA requirements ensuring buildings are built structurally- and fire safe, with
the ability to maintain healthy environments for occupants.
BCA regulations related to fire safety in buildings require the
structure (except non-high-rise housing) to be designed with fire
compartments, which will not only stop the spread of fire, but also allow occupants
to escape and firefighters to control the blaze.
There are strict regulations for fire resistance in buildings and fire
door requirements. Fire doors must offer a way for occupants to escape a blaze as
well as stop a fire from spreading. Part C of the relevant building code stipulates
the level of fire-resistance required for fire doors in a building’s design and
specifically details the requirements for fire door assembly and maintenance.
Kilargo’s seal products are Australian-made and designed to help
builders and architects comply with BCA regulations. The door seals can be
installed with complete confidence that they will maintain the necessary safety
standards in buildings of all sizes.
Draughts flowing in through unsealed gaps in doors not only disturb
the living and working environment, but create unwanted temperature imbalances
and contribute to the spread of fires. Kilargo’s fire and smoke seals are
specifically designed to minimise air leakage, restricting the spread of fire
and smoke, and are ideal for use with compliant fire doors.
Kilargo has been supplying Australian builders, architects, and
specifiers with the hardware that helps them comply with BCA requirements for
more than 30 years. Commercial buildings, high-rise complexes, and health and
education facilities have all benefited from installing Kilargo seals,
including buildings in bush-fire prone areas.
Kilargo supplies fire, smoke, sound and energy solutions
designed for complete building integrity, safety and comfort.