Metsec – Fire Safety in Construction – Setting the agenda

Metsec – Fire Safety in Construction – Setting the agenda

Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials that have been fire tested or assessed and the options available to the industry. Fire safety is high on the agenda for all of us in the construction industry – and rightly so. Construction News recently reported that the number of tenders for fire safety work issued by the public sector has soared 56 per cent in…

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Cembrit Fire Rated Sheathing Board – protective shell for steel and timber frame constructions

Cembrit Fire Rated Sheathing Board – protective shell for steel and timber frame constructions

Cembrit Windstopper Extreme is a versatile, tough A2 fire rated sheathing board which provides weatherproofing for the building. This allows interior work to proceed in a build before the exterior finish is complete. The board also has a proven fire resistance, and has been tested up to 120 minutes. Its vapour permeable characteristics allow the building to breathe, whilst accommodating insulation placed directly against the board. The Scandinavian heritage of Windstopper Extreme also ensures it…

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How to calculate the thickness and select a fire protection system for steelwork

How to calculate the thickness and select a fire protection system for steelwork

Approved Document B of the Building Regulations require certain elements of a structure to have a fire resistance for a specified minimum period. The main objective being to protect the structure so that the occupants can escape safely from the building and so that fire fighters can enter the building to save the lives of occupants that may have become trapped. The more difficult for the occupants to escape, the longer the fire protection period…

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PROFAB: Can you trust product fire rating test certificates?

PROFAB: Can you trust product fire rating test certificates?

Choosing a product that carries the mark of a reputable third-party certification body gives assurances as to the performance of the products. Using certificated products, correctly installed, provides a powerful demonstration that due diligence’s have been served.   1000 SERIES CERTIFIRE ACCESS PANELS 1-2 HOUR FIRE RATED METAL ACCESS PANELS   As a manufacturer of passive fire protection products Profab Access Limited acknowledge the value placed on QA and product certification by architects, specifiers, contractors and…

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ROCKWOOL® Fire Protection: Resistance Vs Reaction

ROCKWOOL® Fire Protection: Resistance Vs Reaction

Rob Wakefield, Technical Manager – Fire Protection at ROCKWOOL®, discusses the difference between the reaction to fire and the resistance to fire. Specifiers need to give careful consideration to the potential fire risk in buildings, with particular emphasis put on compartmentation to allow safe evacuation, reduce the risk of fire spread within the building and to enable access for fire fighters. To be able to achieve this, it is important to understand the difference between…

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Tackling Passive Fire Protection with effective insulation specification

Tackling Passive Fire Protection with effective insulation specification

As Building Regulations have become more stringent over time, specifiers need to make smart choices when it comes to choosing insulation solutions. Here, Annemarie Shotton, Category Group Manager for insulation at CCF, discusses the challenges and how CE-marking and third party accreditation certified insulation products offers an efficient and simplified solution for Passive Fire Protection. Fire protection and safety has long been an important and vital part of the specification and building design process due…

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Promat SUPALUX® Fireproof Testing Video

Promat SUPALUX® Fireproof Testing Video

  Below you can watch the Promat SUPALUX® board being put through a fireproof test to demonstrate its high performing fire resistance properties. To find out more about the Promat SUPALUX® and MASTERBOARD® products or to watch a How To video on installing the boards then click here. Fireproof Testing For further information follow CCF on Twitter via @CCF_UK and on LinkedIn at ww.linkedin.com/company/ccf

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Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® Installation Video

Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® Installation Video

  The Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® are fire rated boards that offer excellent moisture and fire resistant properties that can be used in a range of environments. Below is an overview of Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® products and a video on how to install them. SUPALUX® SUPALUX® is a  high performance fire protection board offering up to 240 minutes fire resistance. SUPALUX® board is made with a calcium silicate composition that offers improved moisture resistance, making…

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ROCKWOOL Guest Blog – Fire safety

ROCKWOOL Guest Blog – Fire safety

FIRE SAFETY IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS: STONE WOOL INSULATION COMPLIANCE Tim Vincent, Head of Technical at ROCKWOOL explains why specifiers should consider non-combustible stone wool insulation in multi-storey buildings. Buildings over 18m in height present numerous challenges when it comes to insulation requirements and fire safety standards. Given that most fires occur in domestic dwellings, high-rise residential buildings over 18m have a high safety risk in the event of a fire due to the long escape…

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Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Fire Stopping solutions

Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Fire Stopping solutions

Rob Wakefield, Technical Fire Protection Manager at ROCKWOOL, outlines why contractors need to place careful consideration on the products used to insulate wall and floor voids. As many contractors and ration of the design and potential fire risk in buildings is imperative. In particular, emphasis on fire containment to allow safe evacuation, reduce the risk of fire spread to other buildings, and enable access for fire fighters is of supreme importance when working on new or…

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