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My cats can never work if they want to be in, out or somewhere in between. They have the run of the house though, so we have placed pet doors all through the house on both the external and internal doors. Some doors can easily have a pet door added to them and in some doors it is nearly impossible and very expensive to have a pet door added. This blog has some tips on what to look for in a door if you have pets, to make sure that your new door is perfect for the whole family (including the furry members!).

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Australia is very good when it comes to safety regulations for the construction of buildings, but there is always more that you can and should be doing. Being a proactive owner is very important to ensure that every risk is minimised to the utmost possibility. You never want to risk someone's health or wellbeing if it can be avoided. Fire testing is a prime example of this phenomenon where it is not required but highly recommended. Here are several things that are commonly put up through fire testing.

Doors And Walls

Knowing the level of protection you have in the event of a fire can be invaluable information, but without actually putting your doors and walls through a fire protection testing phase, there is no way to know for sure. This fire testing will be able to determine what the door and walls are rated to withstand, how quickly the fire spreads along the wall or door and how weak the construction gets over periods of time. For businesses that manufacture and sell these construction materials, getting this knowledge can be vital to the success or failure of your company. For those that live in bush or fire-prone areas, this could literally save your life in the event of the ever-increasing bush fires. 

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are an important tool that protects you not just against bush fires but also against the far more common fire hazards that can be ignited around your house, from the kitchen to faulty devices. If you have a big warehouse or building that requires multiple smoke alarms, you will want to know for sure how well they work. The only way you can do that is through fire testing, which will put the smoke alarms claims to the test. This is also a fairly cheap test as there is not much at risk and it can be replicated fairly easily.

Boat Concerns

Understandably boats have to be very good at containing fires and are slow to sink if a fire should take hold. Fires are one of the main hazards on board because of the cramped space and flammable materials (including petrol and cooking oils). If the boat you are intending to buy or sell does not have a fire testing rating, then it will struggle to get good reviews for its safety standards. You should always prioritise a boating manufacturer that values safety over style and this goes doubly for fire resistance of your chosen seaborne vessel. 

Speak to a professional about fire testing for more information.