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Fire Stopping

Passive Fire Protection to prevent the spread of fire and smoke

Fire Stopping effectively seals the paths that fire and smoke can pass through in buildings, which returns the integrity of the fire-rated elements that have been breached. 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.

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Why is Fire Stopping Required?

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

Fire Stops

Fire stops are crucial as the practical solution for preventing the spread of fire and smoke within all 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 a fire.

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Our specialist teams cover all aspects of passive fire protection with a range of firestop products adhering to approved industry regulations from fire doors, fire barriers, batt & mastic and fire sealing compounds. We provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions using the highest quality accredited and tested materials.

ClearView also 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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Fire Compartmentation

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 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 Stopping Regulations

    Passive fire protection protects from fire and smoke for a specified period, such as 60 minutes. To comply with UK passive fire protection regulations, all installation products must meet fire resistance ratings following British standards. The differing standards are dependent on the unique requirements of the building(s) and the types of materials used.

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    Certified, Accredited and Experienced Fire Stopping Specialists

    Fire Stopping Company - ClearView

    ClearView is certified for passive fire protection works by the International Fire Consultants. We have vast expertise in managing large scale and smaller fire-stopping projects. We are members of the Fire Protection Association (FPA) and Fire Industry Association (FIA) and are also BAFE certified.


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    ClearView Fire Stopping Specialists based in Chelmsford, Essex

    Passive Fire Protection Installation

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

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