Fire Stopping – passive fire safety

We offer a service to find and fill gaps and services that breach your fire walls and floors to a high standard

Fire and smoke spreads quickly and will find gaps anywhere that allow it to travel from floor to floor and from one area to another – unless the proper action is taken to seal anyIMG_0777 places where this might happen.

In new buildings this is controlled by design within Building Regulations and to reduce this risk, part of the Approved Document B (Fire safety) of the Building Regulations 2010 state that the walls and floors of large commercial buildings must meet a specified level of fire resistance in order for a fire to be contained.

To comply with fire safety regulations and prevent the spread of smoke and fire, fire stopping closes the gaps using fire retardant material where the walls and floors have been penetrated by cables, pipes or vent ducts etc

Under the Fire Safety Order 2005 there is a legal requirement for similar standards of fire compartmentation in existing buildings.

It’s a very specialised area that needs experienced professionals – and that’s what you’ll get from FSEC.  Fire engineers help you to maintain fire safety compliance for your commercial building through the following services:

  • An assessment of your building to locate areas during an Intrusive survey of where fire stopping is required, by professionals who know where and what to look for
  • Installation of fire stopping measures to meet regulations on preventing the internal spread of fire
  • A written log of all areas where fire stopping has been implemented.

To make sure your premises have fire stopping measures that maintain compliance with fire safety regulation, call FSEC now on +44 (0) 113 2195550 or email for more information.

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