Passive fire protection (PFP) is components or systems of a building or structure that slows or impedes the spread the effects of fire or smoke without system activation, and usually without movement. Examples of passive systems include floor-ceilings and roofs, fire doors, windows, and wall assemblies, fire-resistant coatings, and other fire and smoke control assemblies. Passive fire protection systems can include active components such as fire dampers.
Active fire protection (AFP) is an integral part of fire protection. AFP is characterized by items and/or systems, which require a certain amount of motion and response in order to work, contrary to passive fire protection.
Passive fire protection is the implementation of fire-resistant construction materials built into the fabric of a building, providing fire containment and preventing a fire from spreading between designated rooms/areas and throughout a building, allowing occupants time to escape safely and for emergency services to enter and extinguish a fire.
Fire resistant materials applied to structural steelwork prevent failure and collapse of a building structural framework in the event of a fire and fire compartmentation systems are designed to keep a fire contained within designated areas to prevent it from spreading, minimizing damage and destruction of a building.
We predominantly cover the following UK regions:
Yorkshire & Humber,
East of England.
Yes, we hold third-party UKAS accreditation with IFC to install and certify passive fire protection systems.
Yes, we supply and install passive fire protection systems (fire stopping) including intumescent mastics, ablative coated mineral fibre batts and high expansion closure device products to name a few from third party UKAS accredited manufacturers.
Yes, we supply and install fire and cavity barriers for a number of applications including rigid, semi-rigid and flexible barrier systems from third party UKAS accredited manufacturers.
Yes, we supply and install structural steel fire protection options including intumescent coatings and boarding encasement systems from third party UKAS accredited manufacturers.
We do not inspect active fire systems such as sprinklers, alarms, extinguishers etc. We can conduct inspections of existing passive fire protection systems and provide advice and recommendations based on a visual appearance.
No, these are active fire protection systems, we do not supply or install these systems.
No, we do not sell or distribute fire prevention equipment such as active fire protection systems or firefighting equipment.
No, we are not the fire authority, nor do we deal directly with fire or the result of fire.
We work on occupied residential properties such as managed buildings containing multiple residences including apartment block complexes, flats, converted offices and mixed-use buildings of all scales and sizes. We do not work on singular private domestic residences including houses and individual flats.
No, we do not undertake the installation of fire doors.
No, we do not supply or install any active fire protection systems.