Passive Fire Protection | Dublin and Nationwide
Passive Fire Protection is important to the performance of a buildings structure in the event of a fire. Passive Fire Protection can be provided by the materials that the building is made of. Or can be added to the building to enhance its fire resistance.
These areas are designed to restrict the growth and spread of fire. Which allows occupants to escape or the fire services to do their job.
Fire stopping materials are used to seal up imperfections between the fire-resisting materials of the building to restrict the passage of fire and smoke.
Fire stopping requires special attention from the installer. It is possible for an inappropriate sub-contractor to be given the task of installing fire stopping. For example, where fire stopping is needed behind a covering system at floor level, the responsibility may fall to the floor installer.
Fire stopping is frequently hidden once installed. Therefore it is difficult to inspect after installation and throughout the life of the building. Whoever carries out the task must have the necessary expertise and using an installer with third party certification is recommended.
It is the duty of everyone involved in the design of the building to be aware of the fire strategy. Clear instructions must be given and fire performance requirements should be shown on drawings and in written specifications.
Assuming the fire strategy for the project has been designed and approved by others (architects and design consultants, building control bodies, etc.). Then the main contractor should ensure this information is correctly copied into documents, drawings and specifications for the work.
Flame Stop Ltd can help contractors and architects to achieve passive fire protection compliance. The services offered range from formulating specifications at the design stage to delivery of service and inspection at completion.
With experts in the construction industry, we strive in making buildings safe and secure. Our qualified team provide reliable and cost effective services.
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