Varikust® acoustic FIRE doors

Do you need a door that provides the correct fire protection and effectively stops noise from getting through the usual gaps around a door?

Varikust® acoustic FIRE doors are the ideal solution for any emergency exit or hotel room door. Not only fire-rated, but also acoustic, these doors are available as a single or double leaf door. The VK59F startes with a 32dB acoustic rating and the VK105F has an optional 45 to 55dB acoustic insulation rating. The VK 105F is the biggest class D Fire Door tested in South Africa. Therefore, do not compromise the safety and protection of guests and your property as strict national building regulations ensure that buildings are designed, constructed and adequately equipped for unforeseen events such as fires.

  • Fire rating complies with either SABS or CSIR FireLab fire certification
  • Available as single, double or extra large doors
  • Easy operation
  • Effective sealing mechanism
  • This system allows for uninterrupted floor finish
  • Sound insulation doors ranging DnTw = 32dB to 55dB
  • Complementary product to the Variflex® system
  • Available as gas / dustproof fire doors  fitted with escape gear

Acoustic Overview - where noise travels between two rooms

VK59F Acoustic Fire Door
designed for Hotel Room Entrance Doors
  • 32dB and 40dB acoustic insulation rating
  • Class E fire door with SABS Fire Certification
  • Single acoustic fire door - maximum size:  900mm wide x 2400mm high
  • Double acoustic fire doors - maximum size:  1600mm wide x 2400mm high 
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VK62F – Acoustic Fire Door
FIRE TEST RESULTS - ACCORDING TO SANS 1253. SANS 10177 - 2 (FRR) FIRE RESISTANCE RATING (FRR): 60min
INTEGRITY : criteria satisfied for a period of approximately 1hr 14minutes
STABILITY : criteria satisfied for a period of approximately 1hr 15minutes
INSULATION : the maximum single temperature reached before the test was terminated at 1hr 15minutes was 80.2°C and the maximum average temperature at the time was 71.1°C
This door exceeds the requirements for INTEGRITY, STABILITY & INSULATION for a CLASS A FIRE DOOR
  • 36dB and 42dB acoustic insulation rating
  • Class E and Class A fire door with CSIR FireLab Fire Certification
  • Single acoustic fire door - maximum size:  900mm wide x 2400mm high
  • Double acoustic fire doors - maximum size:  1800mm wide x 2400mm high 

Frame finishes:

  • mild steel plate (primed for painting by others)
  • SS430 plate - stainless steel (primed for painting by others)
  • additional decorative frame finish: timber architrave - from solid timber (for hinge side and / or push side)

Door locks:

  • The VK62 acoustic fire door is prepared for a lock to specifications, and is compatible with access control hardware with a backset >=70mm e.g. ASSA ABLOY VINGCARD Classic Euroline 80BS
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VK105F - Acoustic Fire Door
Fire rating complies with SABS fire test and certificate.
Aluglass Bautech has designed, constructed and tested the VK 105 F in a Class D double door configuration, 2.88m high and 1.95m wide (the largest the SABS test furnace can accommodate and the largest ever tested in the country)! 120min for thermal performance, 120min stability and 120min integrity followed by a drop bag test. We have a collaborative framework with a competent person fire to facilitate rational design implementations for doors larger than this.
  • 50dB and 52dB acoustic insulation rating
  • Class B and Class D fire door with SABS Fire Certification
  • Single acoustic fire door - maximum size:  1200mm wide x 3000mm high
  • Double acoustic fire doors - maximum size:  1800mm wide x 3000mm high (minimum side leaf: 400mm)

Bottom seal:

  • flat steel threshold plate
  • Thickness: 105mm

Hinges:

  • 2 hinges per leaf or
  • 3 hinges per leaf

Fire side = push side of the door

  • requires a SS430 grade rigidised finish (typically 5WL) that can be powdercoated

 Frame:

  • The hinge side features a bolt on to steel/concrete/ brick wall push in frame.
  • This frame received our aluminium sections that ultimately form the acoustic door’s subframe.

and many more…..

  • Entrance Door to Hotel Rooms
  • Recording and Film studios
  • Conference facilities
  • Auditoria
  • Education facilities – schools, universities, colleges
  • Office buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Plant and Control rooms

Understanding noise

Understanding noise and dB ratings

Acoustic rating selection table

Acoustic rating selection table

What Varikust® door to use?

acoustic door options

Fire side
  • 1.2mm Galvanised Steel – for fire side
  • 430 grade Stainless Steel Rigidized 5WL or 6WL – for fire side (can be powdercoated)
  • Rimes platinum rigidized 5WL SS430
Non-fire side
  • HPL
  • Wallpaper
  • Fabric
  • Painted finish

Natural wood veneers: Maple, Beech, Cherry, Etimoe, Kiaat, Mahogany, Oak, Rosewood, Walnut, Wenge (stains, waxes and oils can also be applied)

NOTE: Owing to the processes of nature, colour samples may differ considerably from the original. Should you want to match an existing colour, we recommend staining to a sample.


 

Melawood finishes include:

What Varikust® door to use?

acoustic door options

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Aluglass Bautech® Varikust® VK59F ACOUSTIC FIRE DOOR (32dB / 40dB)single / double door, ______________mm high x _____________mm wide, with ________________________ (natural wood veneer / melamine) finish. The door (requires / does not require) the fitting of an integrated door closer - Geze Boxer en 2-4.

The fire rating required is: 30 minutes (Class E) . 

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Aluglass Bautech® Varikust® VK62F ACOUSTIC FIRE DOOR (36dB / 42dB)single / double door, ______________mm high x _____________mm wide with a 4mm door skin finished in (Superwhite / MDF - can be painted by others / Veneers - sealed with waterbase PU sealer or stained to match / HPL - formica, fenix, merino / specialised facing e.g. Nanotech / ....other finishes on request - please specify: ___________________________________________).

Frame finishes will be (mild steel plate (primed for painting by others) / SS430 plate - stainless steel (primed for painting by others)).

Additional decorative frame finish timber architrave - from solid timber (for hinge side and / or push side) is required (yes / no).

The VK62 acoustic fire door is prepared for a lock to specifications, and is compatible with access control hardware with a backset >=70mm e.g.   ASSA ABLOY VINGCARD Classic Euroline 80BS.

The fire rating required is: 30 minutes (Class E) / 60 minutes (Class A). 

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Aluglass Bautech® Varikust® VK105F ACOUSTIC FIRE DOOR (50dB / 52dB) single / double door , ______________mm high x _____________mm wide, comprising of extruded aluminium door frame – anodised Nat with ________________________ (natural wood veneer, supawood, formica, melawood, marine ply) finish.

Fire side to be finished in ________________________________ (finishes of fire side include: 1.2mm galvanised steel / 430 grade stainless steel rigidized 5WL). 

The door requires a steel frame (to be installed by Aluglass Bautech® / not to be installed by Aluglass Bautech®).

The fire rating of _______ minutes (up to 120 min – Class D) is required.

A PYRAN viewing panel _________mm high x _________mm wide to be included. (max. 150mm x 300mm).

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