From World War II to the present day, the skyline of London has seen many transformations with more and more vertical constructions . With this new constructive logic architects must respond to amplified safety issues such as the event of fire and the obligation to facilitate the evacuation of the occupants as well as to avoid propagation to neighbouring buildings. With these topics in mind, Nullifire supply passive fire protection solutions offering you protection from fire for multiple situations. Many iconic buildings across the English capital have Nullifire solutions in place. A safe story to discover in video…
The importance of Passive Fire Protection
This historical reminder highlights that architects and engineers must exercise the greatest possible foresight when examining the safe operation of their designs, both for their occupants and to ensure, should a fire occur, that it cannot propagate to neighbouring constructions.
In addition to installing active fire protection measures such as detectors, alarms and sprinkler systems, the design teams systematically strive to choose non- or low-combustible materials. At the same time, precautions must be taken to prevent the spread of flames or smoke between floors or between separate compartments, and this is particularly crucial in exits and emergency stairs.
These are called "fire-rated " areas, which can be effectively treated using solutions from a recognised specialist manufacturer such as Nullifire.
Every penetration into walls and floors, whether it be clean or wastewater pipes, power cables or data transmission, is a powerful passage for the fire. Whatever the size, number and position of the openings, there are effective fire protection solutions, by combining the different products of the Nullifire range.
It is also essential to treat the steel frames of buildings and to protect all columns, beams etc. by means of intumescent coatings , applied either in the factory or on site. The intumescent paints high performance water-based can provide passive fire protection up to 120 minutes while allowing considerable implementation time savings compared to conventional coatings.
Nullifire passive fire protection solutions
As an international leader in its field, Nullifire also reacted early on to the government-driven adoption of Building Information Modeling or BIM - an area in which the Walkie Talkie building has been hailed as the flagship. So Nullifire SC902 can now be imported directly into specifiers' drawings as a BIM object.
More recently, Nullifire has demonstrated its involvement in the design community, as an associate partner of the exhibition “London's Growing Up”, in which the architects offered their own idea of what the future shape of the sky might be skyline of the capital.
Basically, all the consultants and contractors who turn to Nullifire to help them respond to their passive fire protection issues, can count on expert advice, technical support, and efficient and reliable products.