What Range of Services Does a Fire Stopping Company in Ireland Provide?
Fires can be a major risk and danger, and this is where fire stopping companies like Flame Stop come in.
There are two main types of fire protection. The first is active fire protection, and the second is passive fire protection.
Active fire protection systems are designed to detect and extinguish a fire. These include sprinkler systems, water misting systems and gaseous suppression systems.
Meanwhile, passive fire protection does not try to extinguish a fire but instead is designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke. This can be done using fire doors, firewalls and other means of containing a fire.
How Does a Fire Stopping Company Assist in Fire Protection?
There are many ways in which a fire stopping company can help with active fire protection. The most common way is by providing sprinkler systems. Sprinkler systems work by automatically detecting a fire and then activating the sprinklers to extinguish the fire.
Water misting systems work similarly to sprinkler systems but use water mist instead of water to extinguish the fire. Meanwhile, gaseous suppression systems work by releasing a gas into the air, preventing the fire from igniting.
A fire stopping company can also provide training in fire safety and firefighting techniques. This can help you and your employees be better prepared in the event of a fire.
Furthermore, fire stopping companies may also give you advice on passive fire protection and even provide products that can prevent or mitigate the effects of a fire should one happen on your property.
What Are the Benefits of Passive Fire Protection?
Passive fire protection is an integral part of fire safety. Its focus is to stop the spread of fire and smoke. This can help reduce the damage caused by fire and help save lives.
Fire doors are an essential part of passive fire protection. They are designed to prevent fire and smoke from further spreading. Fire doors should be fitted with self-closing devices to ensure that they close properly in the event of a fire.
Firewalls are another type of passive fire protection. They are designed to create a barrier between different building areas.
A fire stopping company can advise you on the best type of passive fire protection for your needs. They can also provide products and services to help you implement your prevention plan or strategy.
Fire Detection and Prevention with Emergency Lighting and Signs
The primary goal of an emergency lighting system is to ensure that in the case of a fire or any other occurrence or event, the occupants of the building will be able to quickly locate their way out of the structure, significantly reducing the danger of injury or loss of life.
In the event of a fire, time is of the essence and being able to quickly and easily locate an exit can mean the difference between life and death. This is why emergency lighting systems are critical in these situations. They provide occupants with a well-lit path to an exit in case of a fire.
What Is the Law Around Fire Protection in Ireland?
Two pieces of legislation govern the need for emergency lighting in buildings:
- The Fire Services Act 1981-2003
- The Building Regulations 1997-2017
The Fire Services Act 1981-2003 stipulates that it is the responsibility of everyone who has control of a property (i.e., owner or occupier) to ensure the safety of persons on the site in the event of a fire outbreak, regardless if one has occurred.
The building code’s performance requirement demands that adequate lighting be supplied to enable the safe use of escape routes.
What Products and Services Do Fire Stopping Companies Offer?
Flame Stop, one of the country’s leading fire stopping companies in Ireland, offer the following:
Fire Stopping Consultation & Tender Preparation
Our experts will visit your site to carry out a full fire stopping survey. We take into account every aspect of your building when determining the most effective way to stop the spread of fire and smoke. This includes assessing the:
- type of construction
- number of floors
- height of the ceilings
- size and layout of the rooms
- number of windows and doors
- type of cladding
After our survey, we compile a report detailing our findings and recommendations. We then work with you to prepare a tender for the fire stopping work. This includes specifying the materials and products that we recommend as well as giving an estimate for the cost of the work.
When you choose Flame Stop Systems, you can be confident that you are getting the best possible advice and service for your fire stopping needs. We have a wealth of experience in this area. Our team is fully qualified to carry out all aspects of fire stopping work. Contact us today to find out more about our services or to arrange a free survey and quotation.
Passive Fire Protection Services
Flame Stop Systems is a leading provider of passive fire protection products and services in Ireland. We supply and install a wide range of fire doors, fire curtains, intumescent paint, smoke seals, sprinklers, and other fire safety products.
We also offer a comprehensive fire stopping service that includes the installation of fire stops, smoke seals, and fire barriers. In addition, we provide complete design and installation services for fire alarm systems and emergency lighting.
Our team of qualified engineers is experienced in all aspects of passive fire protection and can provide expert advice on the best products and solutions for your needs.
Flame Stop Ltd. collaborates with its customers to assess their passive fire protection needs and demands for each project. We deliver a cost-effective fire stopping solution in line with all relevant legislation and industry standards.
Flame Stop Ltd. has incorporated training and upskilling policies into its Quality Management System, which encourages our employees’ continuing education and improvement in all areas of fire stopping.
Our fire-stopping projects are monitored in real-time through our online program, Boris, and inspected by our fire engineer for quality and legal compliance.
Our fire stopping services include the following:
- Surveying of sites requirements of Passive Fire Protection
- Quotations will be provided for solutions that adequately meet the needs.
- Provision of fire stopping services in
- Wall Penetration
- Floor Penetrations
- Linear / Joint seals
- Cavity Barriers
- Intumescent Paint
In addition, all of our passive fire protection systems are installed according to manufacturers’ instructions and are tested by them according to the BS476 standard and EN 1366.
Fire Door Upgrade Works
We also offer a fire door upgrade service as part of our passive fire protection services. This involves the replacement of existing doors with new doors that meet the latest fire safety standards. We can also carry out other works such as installing new door frames, hinges, and glazing.
Flame Stop Ltd. provides a complete professional fire door service. We will begin by consulting with you to determine the requirements for your building. We will then survey your structure and provide a report of our findings on current door installations.
Next, we will provide a quote. You can rest assured that qualified people will complete the work so that all fire doors are installed according to statutory requirements and the highest level of safety for building users.
Fire Door Survey
In accordance with BMTRADA regulations, we conduct surveys of present doors and report on all elements of the door condition/installation. We provide solutions or advice on how to comply with the fire door legislation.
Fire Door Maintenance
Flame Stop Ltd. offers fire door maintenance services after inspecting, repairing, and/or installing existing doors and conducting any required repairs or new installations. After creating a database of all your fire doors, we provide a scheduled maintenance service to ensure that they continue to comply with the necessary safety regulations.
We will document and provide a report to you and recommend repairs to restore the doors to the required quality if any of the doors are damaged by misuse, wear and tear, or otherwise. Please contact us for further information regarding this service, at which time we may schedule a preliminary consultation to discuss the service.
New Fire Door Supply and Fit
In the case of a recommendation to install new doors or replace existing fire doors, we provide a service that includes both. All of our fire door fitting specialists are fully trained and equipped to install fire doors in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations and BMTRADA standards.
We go above and beyond to deliver quality, cost-effective solutions to meet needs in accordance with current legislation. The BMTRADA accreditation is proof of our commitment to offering high-quality service, which is independently reviewed on an ongoing basis to assure compliance with the certification standard.
Visit our accreditations page for more information on our company’s certification.
Contact us if you have any questions about your buildings’ compliance with fire legislation or if you would like to book a consultation or inspection.
Fire Stopping Services and Products FAQs
Do Intumescent Coatings Provide Real Protection Against Fire?
Intumescent coatings are a type of paint applied to structural steelwork to protect it from the effects of fire. The paint expands when exposed to heat, forming a char layer that insulates the steel and slows down the rate at which it heats up. This gives people more time to evacuate the building. It also prevents the steel from collapsing immediately when exposed to heat.
There are different types of intumescent paint, each with its own specific fire rating. The type of paint that is used will depend on the level of protection that is required.
For example, if a building is only required to have a 30-minute fire rating, then a lower-end intumescent paint can be used. However, if a building needs a two-hour fire rating, then a higher-end intumescent paint will be required.
Intumescent paint can be applied to both new and existing steelwork. It is important to note that the paint will only offer protection against fire if the steelwork is properly maintained. If the paint starts to flake off or deteriorate, it will no longer provide any protection.
If you are looking for a fire stopping company in Ireland that can provide intumescent coatings, then Flame Stop Ltd is the perfect choice. We are BMTRADA accredited. Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals can provide you with a comprehensive range of fire stopping services.
Contact us today to find out more about our intumescent coatings and how they can protect your property.
Can I Install Fire/Smoke Dampers?
A fire/smoke damper is a device that is installed in an air duct or opening in a wall or ceiling. It is used to prevent the spread of fire and smoke. These dampers are usually made of metal and have a spring-loaded blade that closes when activated by heat.
Fire/smoke dampers are required in buildings to comply with fire safety regulations. In the event of a fire, these dampers will close automatically to prevent the spread of smoke and fire to nearby areas.
If you are looking for a fire stopping company in Ireland that can supply and install fire/smoke dampers, then Flame Stop Ltd is the perfect choice!
Is It Possible to Upgrade Existing Fire Works?
If your property does not meet the current fire safety standards, you may be required to carry out upgrade works. These works can range from installing new fire doors to carrying out a complete refurbishment of the building.
At Flame Stop Ltd, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals who can carry out all types of fire upgrade works. We also provide additional ancillary building services to passive fire stopping, giving our clients a “one-stop-shop” solution. Our management team has over 30 years of construction industry expertise.
We can act as PSCS on a contract and provide the following ancillary building services to help the client streamline and complete the project in their best interests:
- Supply & Fit Fire Rated Partitions
- Supply & Fit Fire Rated Encasement to Structural Steel
- Supply & Fit Fire Rated Ceilings/Floors
- Supply & Fit New Fire Rated Doors and Screens
- Supply & Fit Fire Detection Alarms
- Supply & Fit Emergency Lighting
- Supply & Fit Fire Dampers
- Painting & Ancillary Finishing Items
- Taking on the Role of Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS)
Contact us today to find out more about our services and how we can help you upgrade your property. Please call us now on +353 1 8394 005 or contact us to get a quote!