Fire stopping installation is the sealing of gaps in fire compartmentation to prevent fire and smoke spreading to other parts of a building in a fire. Fire-resistant products and materials, such as intumescent mastic, fire batt or fire collars, are used to maintain fire-rating of walls, floors and ceilings. With suitable fire stopping materials, passive fire protection installers can reinstate the integrity and fire rating of the fire-resisting elements when they have been penetrated.
The installation of cables, pipes, and ductwork often causes fire compartmentation breaches that are not reported to building owners or the responsible person for fire safety. Typically, inadequate, missing or non-compliant firestops are identified as part of a fire risk assessment or a passive fire protection survey for existing buildings. In both of these examples, ClearView is adept at reinstating the fire-rated elements to ensure compliance.
We ensure that the fire-resisting elements in your building maintain their fire ratings by sealing the service penetrations to provide passive fire protection from fire and smoke.