Fire Stopping

RES provides expert Fire Stopping services and advice as part of our Passive Fire Protection solutions to ensure that building gaps and voids are sealed and fire resistant.

Our Fire Stopping Services

  • Fire Stopping Guidance and Advice
  • Fire Stopping Installation
  • Fire Stopping Repairs & Maintenance

Fire Stopping

“Fire Stopping” is the sealing of openings or gaps to prevent fire, smoke and heat from passing through multiple building spaces.

Any openings or gaps should be sealed to restrict the lateral or vertical fire spread.

The selection and installation of the correct fire stopping products is essential to prevent fire, smoke and heat from spreading.

Legislation for Fire Stopping

Principle Control of Fire Spread and limitation of damage is principally achieved through compartmentation of a building.

These compartments are bounded by fire resisting elements:-

  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Ceilings

Fire resisting elements are often breached to permit access for services or functional joints:-

  • Cables
  • Pipes
  • Ventilation systems
  • Gaps between fire resisting elements and around the penetrations must be sealed so that the fire integrity of the fire – resisting element is maintained.

Why does Fire Stopping need to be carried out?

“If a fire separating element is to be effective, then every joint, or imperfection of fit, or opening to allow services to pass through the element, should be adequately protected by sealing or firestopping so that the fire resistance of the element is not impaired”

Extract from Building Regulations (Republic of Ireland) 1997 – Document B. 10.

Fire Stopping Products

There are a variety of products that can be used for Fire Stopping such as:

  • Pipe Penetration Seals
  • Linear Joint Seals
  • Cavity Barriers
  • Fire rated Air ventilation grilles

We cover the South of England including London, Berkshire, Bracknell, Windsor, Middlesex & Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & Kent, West & East Sussex, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Newbury and the surrounding areas.

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