Fire Protection Products - Safety First!
In the event of a fire, the number one priority is occupant safety. Dictated by Part B of the Building Regulations, provision needs to be made so that they can securely exit the building… and if they can’t… then a safe space should be designed that provides adequate protection for a sufficient time to facilitate safe rescue. Passive fire protection plays a fundamental role in delivering buildings which can achieve this under fire conditions.
Passive Fire Protection Products and Solutions can be categorised as follows:
Cavity Barriers & Cavity Firestops
Linear Joint Seals
Structural Steel / Concrete
From a merchant point of view - you need to come to us with a specification of what you need already provided and we would quote to you for that exact spec to make sure that there are no changes to any designed function / requirement.
If you are not sure of the exact specification you need then you must take advice from your Architect, Designer, Building Control Officer etc. prior to ordering what you need. In some cases you may be asked to complete a questionnaire or enquiry form by the manufacturer concerned prior to placing any order to ensure that you have provided all of the information they need to properly provide correct fire protection advice or specification (Rockwool for example calls this form "Request for Engineering Judgement Support").
What is fire stopping? Basically it involves compartmentalising the building or dwelling to slow down the spread of fire and allow more time for the occupants to either escape or get to a safer area which they can be rescued from.
Penetrations Seals -
Rockwool FirePro Products: 50mm Ablative Coated Batt, 60mm Ablative Coated Batt, Ablative Coating, Firestop Compound, High Strength Firestop Compound, Intumescent Pillows, Multi Cable Firestop, Intumescent Putty Pads, Firestop Pipe Collars, Insulated Fire Sleeves, Intumescent Pipe Wraps, Intumescent Pipe Wrap Roll, High Expansion Intumescent Sealant.
Cavity Barriers & Cavity Firestops -
Rockwool FirePro Products:
Linear Joint Seals -
Rockwool FirePro Products:
Softseal System, Linear & Trapezoidal Firestops, Intumescent Expansion Joint Seal, Acoustic Intumescent Sealant, Fire Resistant Silicone Sealant, SP Firestop OCSB
Structural Steel / Concrete -
Soffit Slab, FirePro Glue, BeamClad Systems
Many building materials can lose significant strength when exposed to high temperatures. Providing Fire Resistance to the load-bearing structure of a building ensures that the building remains structurally stable for as long as possible in the event of a fire. The Rockwool range of fire protection products can withstand temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees centigrade, providing protection to steel & concrete structures for periods of up to 4 hours. This vital protection ensures that occupants can escape safely and that firefighters can operate without the risk of building collapse.
Building Services -
Fire Duct Systems, FirePro DuctRock, FirePro Fire Tube
Building Services are an essential part of nearly every building, whether it's the distribution of cold and warm air through HVAC systems or providing active measures of fire protection through sprinkler systems they play an important role in all building types.
As building services often reach out to all parts of a building it is common for these services to pass through compartment walls & floors. In addition, some building services like smoke extract systems or sprinkler systems provide active measures of fire protection which often then require their own level of fire resistance.
Ensuring that the services in a building can operate safely and do not contribute towards the spread of any fire within the building are major considerations within any designed fire safety strategy.
BMD provide a range of Rockwool products which have been specifically designed for fire protecting duct-work systems, sprinkler and service pipes etc for periods of up to 2 hours for duct-work and up to 4 hours on services pipes.
For more information, check out the fire products section of our website -
or call our National Sales Office on 01793-791010
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