Retractable security doors manufactured by The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) have been found compliant with the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

ATDC recently had their retractable security doors tested against various Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions of the BCA to enable their use in shopping centres when installed in a path of travel to a required exit.

Based on a thorough analysis carried out by accredited certifier Greg Murrow of Murrow Consulting, an expert in the field of BCA fire safety provisions and building regulations in NSW, ATDC’s retractable security doors have been found, subject to certain conditions, to comply with the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions of the BCA, namely:

BCA Clause D1.6 (a): The subject prototype retractable security door has a height of no less than 1980mm;

BCA Clause D2.21 (a)(i):

A. The subject prototype retractable security door is readily open-able without a key from the side that faces a person seeking egress, by a single hand downward action on a single device which is located between 900mm and 1.1m from the floor;

B. The subject prototype retractable security door lever handle is such that the hand of a person who cannot grip will not slip from the handle during the operation of the latch; and has a clearance between the handle and the back plate or door face at the centre grip section of the handle of not less than 35mm and not more than 45mm.

Limiting Conditions:

The proposed retractable security doors:

BCA Clause D.1.6 (g):

a. Shall not diminish the existing unobstructed egress width of exits and paths of travel to exits within shopping centres;

b. Shall be cut back on the side that faces a person who is seeking egress, to maintain the unobstructed egress width during a swinging door action, when the door is open or in the process of being opened.

ATDC’s full range of retractable security doors for the residential, commercial and industrial markets is sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Newcastle, Geelong, Canberra and all regional centres across Australia.