Building on the previous blog “What is an ACOUSTIC FIRE DOOR and why do I need one?”, we would like to cover the next question you are likely to ask…
Where would I need an ACOUSTIC FIRE DOOR?
As mentioned previously, fire doors may be designed to stop fires, but not sound!
An ACOUSTIC FIRE DOOR gives the appropriate fire protection, as well as manage the sound or noise inside and outside a room or venue.
Let us consider the following applications:
- Conference Facilities, Auditoria and Meeting Room Venues
- Office buildings
Many people gather in and around the above-mentioned venues. The people attending your event, and all of those people working it, whether they’re cleaners, security, cook and many more, could all be at risk. For an events venue holding hundreds, if not thousands of people all at once, fire safety should perhaps be one of the very top priorities.
Another factor for these venues is ACOUSTICS! Would you like to optimise the use of a venue area by hosting not just one conference or meeting at one time, but many concurrently? Again, ACOUSTIC FIRE DOORS or MOBILE ACOUSTIC FIRE PARTITIONS help any venue reduce a fire risk and keep the sound within the area and noise outside.
NEWS HEADLINES:” Fire breaks out at Parliament’s Old Assembly building, but firefighters douse flames” (courtesy of NEWS24 – 17 March 2021 – https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/fire-breaks-out-at-parliaments-old-assembly-building-but-firefighters-douse-flames-20210317 )
If you think this could not happen to your business, you are mistaken. Fires in an office building, old or new, can have a devastating impact – not only the loss of data, but especially on lives! Minimising the risk of office fires and trying to prevent them is very important. Fire doors will help slow or prevent the spread of fire and smoke within a building. This will definitely not be a daily occurrence, but a noisy office building is! Combining the critical safety feature with an acoustic solution, is just the perfect answer for any office building.
If a fire breaks out in any of the above-mentioned buildings, many people’s lives are at risk, if the correct safety features have not been adhered to. Besides the prevention of the fire spread, these buildings definitely require acoustic doors. No one wants to hear what is happening outside on the corridor! One of the most significant flanking paths (path where sound can penetrate) is the entrance door to a hotel room, an apartment or an entrance door to a flat. Here an ACOUSTIC FIRE DOOR is the perfect solution!
Please watch this space for some more application examples and areas that would require an ACOUSTIC FIRE DOORS in our next blog.
Contact us in the meantime with your specific needs and we shall find the best solution to help you.