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Services

What we do

A Full Range of Services

What is fire stopping?

Fire stopping, or Passive Fire Protection (PFP), is a type of fire safety system that remains dormant until a fire situation arises. Its role is to contain the spread of fire and smoke so that more time is available for the safe evacuation of occupants. In the process, these systems reduce the damage caused by fire and smoke by minimising their movement throughout the premises in accordance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO 2005) and offer third party accreditation as specified in Approved Document B of building regulations

Our range of services not only extends to high profile projects but also to small works and all aspects contained within these. Typical value of works ranges from £10k to £3m in commercial, residential and industrial buildings . We also take care of project management supplying detailed RAMS and COSHH risk assessments and programme of works. 

Services we provide

Fire Stopping

A form of passive fire protection that is used to seal around openings and between joints in a fire-resistance-rated wall or floor assembly.

Fire Curtains

The main purpose of a fire curtain is to reduce the risk of smoke and flames spreading across the property. They can also prevent fire and protect the escape routes.

Fire Doors

Fire doors and fire-rated door installation are critical components in any passive fire protection (PFP) strategy, so it’s vital your fire door installation is carried out by qualified, experienced professionals. They form part of the fire-stopping role within the all-important fire compartmentation function. Defective or missing fire doors mean compartmentation fails – so not only will the fire spread quicker, but designated escape and evacuation routes will be unprotected. 

Intumescent Paint Coatings to Steelwork

Intumescent paint is an industrial paint specially formulated to react to heat. When applied to steel it forms a protective coating that keeps the steel sections below their critical failure temperature, preventing them from bowing in the heat of a fire.

Acoustic stopping and air sealing

Installing sound absorbing materials within ceiling and floor voids (acoustic baffles) that can reduce the sound energy and limit sound transfer between rooms.

Structural steel incasements

For structural steels. Either rigid/ impact resistant boards than can be decorated to high finish or non-impact resistant (mineral fibre boards), with a cheaper industrial look for steels located in areas that are not exposed

Linear gap seals

A form of fire protection made using low density materials such as stone wool insulation. This compressible fire seal is designed to fill voids and gaps in construction to prevent the spread of a fire. What’s more, linear gap seals also allow for structural movement in these areas, as well as improving acoustic performances. For example, our linear gap seals can be placed between a wall or partition that might finish below a suspended ceiling system, filling this void and preventing flames and smoke from spreading through.

Fire Barriers

Fire Barrier Systems are essential to prevent the rapid spread of fire in concealed spaces within a building. The Fire Barrier and Fire Barrier Slab have been specially developed to offer easy to install solutions which effectively prevent the spread of fire and smoke within unseen roof and ceiling voids.

Cavity Barriers

Intumescent substances that are used for sealing cavities and voids in buildings. This is meant to thwart the movement of fires through the cavity, which can spread to another compartment of the building. Cavity closers are also utilised for sealing cavities.

Safety Signs

Signs designed to warn of hazards, indicate mandatory actions or required use of Personal protective equipment, prohibit actions or objects, identify the location of firefighting or safety equipment, or marking of exit routes.

Comparmentation Surveys

Fire compartmentation protection helps to prevent the spread of fire, smoke and gases through fire-resistant walls and floors. By subdividing the building using fire-rated partitions, barriers, doors and other techniques, the fire is sectioned into more manageable areas to ensure the safety of occupants and prevent extensive losses.