Vitacress Salads, UK

Ryan Gerrard / 04 October 2022

Project Overview

Location:Andover, UK 
Contractor:R Lewis and Company (UK) Ltd
Area: 2000m2

The Project

Nullifire SC902 has provided a highly decorative finish and the reassurance of guaranteed fire protection under a specialist project at Vitacress Salads.

The intumescent coating has achieved two hours fire protection at the site, in an application carried out by the specialist contractor R Lewis and Company (UK) Ltd.

More than 2,000 square metres of the high-performance product were installed, in a 10-day window.

Nullifire’s technical team and R Lewis and Company (UK) worked together with Arctica Architects to deliver the project.

Roger Lewis, of R Lewis and Company (UK), which has over 25 years of experience in the specialist coatings and passive fire protection industries, said: “Working alongside Nullifire’s technical team, with their expertise and guidance, we delivered the scheme efficiently and provided a professional service to meet the client’s needs.

SC902 performed very well, with fast curing and re-coatable times allowing us to apply high loadings efficiently, creating high volume throughput and enabling us to work on time and on budget for the project.”

Gary Pullinger, Nullifire’s Sales Director, added: “This project demonstrates the compelling benefits of SC902 and our trained partner network.

“The product is weather resistant in less than an hour, and its unique, high-build nature enables work to be completed on the fast track, while still achieving building fire strategy.

“It can achieve up to 6mm in one application and 120 minute fire protection is achieved in 24 hours – in comparison to more traditional base coats where full fire protection takes 7 days.

“As we’ve seen with this project, SC902 is also backed-up with the support of our technical department, who understand the Building Regulations for steel frame structures and work closely with architects and specifiers to ensure safety and performance comes as standard.”

Part of the Construction Products Group portfolio of brands, and previously available in the UK under the Firetherm name, Nullifire products are used extensively across built environments, with the benefit of highly knowledgeable technical support and service, stringent manufacturing processes and testing regimes, to ensure the ultimate peace of mind in the specification process.

SC902 also features Optifire+ technology to provide traceability as standard across this and other products in Nullifire’s renowned intumescent steel coatings range.

This unique pigment, which is impossible to manipulate, offers a guaranteed source of quality to deliver new levels of assurance to architects, main contractors and specifiers, and acts as an incentive to ensure that products are used and applied correctly.