For areas that have few internal walls, it is still possible to create effective fire compartments using fire curtains. These deploy in the event of a fire, providing an effective temporary barrier for fire and smoke.
Fire doors are a key element for containing the spread of fire within a building. Our site personnel are trained to properly fit fire doors so that they perform perfectly, and offer their full designed specification in the event of a fire.
In order to effectively contain and slow the spread of fire in a building it is important to make use of fire rated partition walls and ceilings. These can be installed to create internal compartmentation as part of your passive fire protection plan.
Cavity fire barriers prevent fires from spreading to other areas of the building through the envelope of the building itself. Also, by correctly fitting cavity barriers horizontally between floor levels and vertically between fire compartments, oxygen cannot be drawn in to feed the fire.
An additional or alternative passive fire protection measure for structural steel is steel encasement. There are several different options for this, depending on your specifications and design requirements. These include flexible blanket systems, block filling, web filling, concrete encasement fire resistant board covers.
Containing fire is about creating ‘compartments’ within buildings that prevent fire from spreading either from room to room, floor to floor, externally through cladding or cavities or through gaps in party walls. Where a compartment is ‘punctured’ (ie apertures, imperfections of fit/design tolerance, breaches and penetrations between fire resistant walls, floors and ceilings), we use