Our accredited team has experience in a wide range of passive fire protection solutions and details, using the products of the UK’s most trusted manufacturers. In addition to firestopping and intumescent paint, we also offer advice and installations on air and acoustic seals in cavities that have been compromised by service penetration, offering a complete package to ensure your project is compliant with the most up to date standards in fire protection, smoke reduction, air and gas sealing and acoustic control.
IN FIRE PROTECTION.
Passive fire protection measures achieve their intended purpose by raising the fire resistance of the structure to a specific level, minimising the speed with which flame, smoke and heat can travel through a building through effective compartmentalisation, and decrease the risk of fire-induced collapse or structural distortion.
As a specialist passive fire protection contractor, Pyrotect installs a range of measures that protects the lives of those using the building, as well as the assets held within it.
Protecting all sectors
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Fire strategy needs
Experience in all sectors and fire strategy requirements.
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Regular CPD for our teams, keeping them at the forefront of industry developments.
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Preventing the spread of deadly heat, smoke and flames and protecting structural viability through effective, tested solutions.
Giving more time for evacuation and firefighting.
Although structural steel isn’t combustible, fire can cause significant damage by lowering the structural integrity of these load-bearing members. Intumescent paint provides steel protection for 30, 60 or 90 minutes, giving more time for evacuation and firefighting before devastating damage occurs.
The heat of a fire can quickly raise the temperature of unprotected steel, causing the steel to lose its structural load bearing capacity, and can lead to distortion, buckling and collapse.
The carbon-based char that is produced when intumescent paint reacts with heat forms a protective layer around the steel, delaying the time it takes to get to critical temperatures for structural damage.
Firestopping is intended to do just that: stop the indiscriminate spread of fire by slowing the movement of the flame, heat and smoke by closing breaks in fire compartment lines. With a myriad of regulations and a multitude of methods and materials to use depending on the fire rating and conditions, firestopping can be a complex field to navigate. Our experienced teams, can simplify the process and install tested, compliant systems in a wide range of ‘typical’ and bespoke scenarios.
Slowing down the movement of flame, heat and smoke in buildings.
Firestopping measures create a fire-resisting barrier either as a high-temperature tolerant obstruction such as ablative batt or fire compound, or heat-expanding mechanisms that swell under heat exposure to fill the voids left by melting cables and pipes such as HP mastics, collars and wraps.
All of the firestopping materials and mechanisms we use are tested and approved by manufacturers and installed to manufacturers’ instruction
Limiting air leakage and noise transfer.
Air & Acoustic
Limiting air leakage and reducing noise transfer is not only required under Building Regulations, but can also be environmentally and financially beneficial. Using materials from the UK’s leading suppliers, our experienced teams install sealing systems to achieve both regulatory compliance and efficiencies to sites nationwide
Air and acoustic sealing is covered by a number of Building Regulations, British Standards and Health Technical Memoranda and can be complex but the requirements can usually be achieved with a number of existing firestopping materials.
Air and acoustic sealing come with additional benefits too: by sealing to reduce air leakage and insulating to decrease sound transfer, heat loss is also reduced increasing the thermal efficiency of a building and in turn reducing energy costs and the carbon footprint.
Damage to compartmentation systems is both easily done and often overlooked but if there’s a fire, these systems are as life-critical as extinguishers and sprinklers. A compartmentation survey assists the main contractor or nominated Responsible Person in identifying issues and vulnerabilities in their systems in order to restore their building to full compliance.
Identifying issues and vulnerabilities in systems.
Damage to fire compartmentation can put lives at risk. Compartments might be assumed to be intact, but the holes created by service installations, damage or refurbishment can allow the spread of heat, smoke and flame, meaning the devastating effects of fire can unexpectedly reach areas that were otherwise assumed to be protected.