Why do we need fire protection?
The fundamental purpose of fire protection systems whether active or passive is to firstly, prevent the passage and spread of smoke and fire, from one area of the building to another, to allow for the safe escape of the building occupants. Secondly to prevent / reduce the amount of damage to the building structure, neighbouring structures and reduce the risk of collapse for the emergency services.
A number of the fundamental requirements of fire protection are specified in approved document B of the Building Regulations:
- Means of escape
- Internal surface spread of flame to linings
- Structural integrity of the building
- Fire compartmentation
- Access and facilities for emergency services
Other more commercial reasons for the use of fire protection systems, is to reduce the amount of damage and prevent collapse of the building. This intern can help to:
- Reduce the rising cost of insurance polices
- Protect capital investment
- Reduce the possible risk to the fire fighters
Nullifire is able to help with selecting the appropriate product, or mix of products to meet the buildings fire protection specification. This can be done using our unique SteelCalc software, or through personal consultation. On larger projects we will work with clients, contractors, and sub-contractors to ensure the best possible and most cost-effective solution, without ever compromising on quality and safety. As the only manufacturer that specialises in both intumescent coatings and passive fire stopping products we are also able to offer the full package for a building, making sure that all of the fire protection measures combine together to give all parties peace of mind.
For larger projects where are site survey is necessary, then Nullifire's trained personnel are able to assist as the construction product is being developed. Normally our most important role is working with clients and contractors during the progress of the project to advise where on-site conditions are proving difficult, or the structure is particularly complex. Near the end of a project, a site survey is also used to ascertain that all work has been carried out to the required standard.