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Buildings are full of services, such as cables, pipes, and ducting, where these services penetrate fire-resisting elements of the building they create a weakness in the compartmentation which can compromise the fire protection of the building.  Fire stopping effectively seals the paths that fire and smoke can pass through, thus reinstating the integrity of the fire rated elements.

Why do I need Fire Stopping?

Structural Fire Safety

Fire Stopping is an essential component of structural fire safety and a part of passive fire protection. In accordance with the UK building regulations, all new refurbishments and building must incorporate Fire Stopping measures. By designing buildings this way, compartmentalisation ensures that fire is contained at its point of origin and therefore slows down the spread of flames and smoke. This saves lives by increasing the time people have to escape and reducing structural damage which means the building is less likely to collapse.

Fire Stopping is crucial as the effective solution for preventing the spread of fire and smoke within all types of buildings. By fire stopping voids and any services passing through them such as cables, pipes and ductwork, we can ensure compliance and effective performance of these structural elements in the event of a fire.

With a range of fire stopping products adhering to approved industry regulations from fire doors, fire barriers, batt & mastic and fire compound our specialist teams cover all aspects of Fire Stopping. We provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions using utilise the highest quality accredited and tested materials.

ClearView offers a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment service and is a 3rd party accredited specialist contractor offering a full range of passive fire protection solutions.

 

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What is Fire Stopping?

Fire stopping is part of the passive fire protection for a building and is the practice of reinstating fire compartmentation or barriers which have been penetrated. The purpose is to prevent the spread of fire and smoke and keep it within zones or compartments. This prevents escape routes from becoming smoke logged to facilitate escape.

Fire Compartmentation 

This is achieved by dividing the premises into ‘fire compartments’ through the use of fire doors, floors and walls of fire-resisting construction, cavity barriers within roof voids and fire stopping to services that penetrate through these dividing elements.

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    Fire Stopping Products

    Cavity barriers form cavity fire stops within buildings and can be installed horizontally or vertically. The material provides compartmentation. We are committed to providing high quality, certified products from UK manufacturers. All products used are independently tested to ensure compliance.

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    Fire Safety Requirements for Passive Fire Protection Compliance

    Fire Stopping Regulations

    The aim of passive fire protection is to provide protection from fire and smoke for a clearly specified period of time such as 60 minutes. This is dependant on the unique requirements of the building(s). To achieve compliance with UK passive fire protection regulations, all installation products must comply with fire resistance ratings in accordance with British standards.

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    Fire Stopping Company - ClearView

    ClearView are certified for passive fire protection works by the International Fire Consultants, and we have vast expertise of managing large scale and smaller fire-stopping projects. We are members of the Fire Protection Association (FPA) and Fire Industry Association (FIA) and we are currently on the route to certification for BAFE.

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    ClearView Fire Stopping Specialists based in Chelmsford, Essex

    Fire Stopping Installation

    Our highly trained fire stopping specialist are 3rd party accredited by the International Fire Consultants and we are one of very few passive fire protection companies that operate to recognized international standards.

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