Fire Protection

A diagram of a firebarrier

Fire Barriers & Curtains

Provide a barrier that prevents the passage of fire and smoke between common voids, such as over the top of block work, ceiling voids, underneath raised access flooring, and within roof spaces. The most commonly used system is a flexible mattress which is non-combustible. The material prevents the passage of smoke and flames, and acts as a barrier for increased temperature expected in a fire situation by limiting heat transfer. We supply and install systems from all major manufacturers.

A digram of fire-stopping insulation Another diagram showing fire-stopping insulating pillows

Fire Stopping

Fire-Stopping Where mechanical and electrical services pass through floors and compartment walls there is a failure of integrity and insulation. These gaps are sealed by fixing shuttering or Corifil slabs and using a fireproof compound to fill the void and restore the integrity.

If the services will need to be updated or adapted at some point we would use PFC Corofil C300P Intumescent Pillows. These are easy to remove and reinstate whilst changing services. They will provide up to 4 hours fire protection to metal services and cables passing through compartment floors and walls.

A diagram of a fire-protecting casing for a steel structure

Steel Casings

In a fire, structural steels will deflect and fail at relatively low temperatures. To overcome this problem, Fire Protective Boards are fixed to a framework that is built around the steel columns and beams. The system protects the steel by providing heatproof insulation. A number of different systems are available, with some left uncoated and some plastered ready for decoration. Fire casings can offer several hours of structural fire protection.

The systems we most commonly used are Gypsum Fireline boards, Glasroc boards, and Calcium Silicate boards.