Fire stopping is the sealing of gaps in compartmentation to prevent fire and smoke spreading to other parts of a building. This is achieved through establishing a fire-resistant compartmentation with the use of fire-resistant products and materials such as intumescent mastic, fire batt or fire collars. With the correct installation of these types of fire stopping products the integrity of the fire rating can be reinstated, thus maintaining the integrity of the fire rated element.
Typically, inadequate fire stopping will be picked up as part of a fire risk assessment in existing buildings and in this scenario ClearView are adept at reinstating the fire rated elements to ensure compliance. The need for fire stopping can also be identified after installation of services such as cable, pipes, or duct work. Again, in this scenario the fire rating of the compartmentation may need to be fire stopped to reinstate the integrity of the fire resisting elements.