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Understanding firestopping regulations in buildings

The term ‘passive fire protection’ refers to structural measures which allow occupants to safely evacuate a building, whilst also minimising damage by allowing emergency service responders to get...

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Fire door regulations in commercial and residential buildings

Building owners have always been required to have the right fire protection systems in place to safeguard tenants and occupants. However, in light of reports post-Grenfell, additional scrutiny has...

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An introductory guide to cavity barriers

In the event of a fire, cavity barriers are crucial to reducing the spread of flames and smoke. Therefore, they play an integral role in a passive fire protection project. Through this article,...

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Intumescent strips for fire doors: What you need to know

Out of all the measures in place to protect a building from fire, fire doors are among the most visible and frequently used. However, many people do not know the full extent of their role within a...

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Everything you need to know about fire compartmentation

Effective compartmentation is integral to any passive fire protection strategy. It should be incorporated into a construction project as early as possible to help ensure buildings remain structurally...

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Maintaining industry standards for fire suppression systems

Fire suppression systems are a fundamental element in addressing fire risk to buildings and their occupants. Working alongside fire prevention and protection methods, fire suppression systems respond...

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What is firestopping in construction?

Firestopping is a fundamental part of passive fireproofing. It refers to the process of filling openings and joints between walls and floors with fire-resistant material. The effect of this is to...

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Protecting high rise buildings and tower blocks from fire

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, tower block fire regulations have come under increased scrutiny. Aside from questions around the safety of different types of cladding, all aspects of...

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Preventing fire in hospitals

As complex buildings occupied by vulnerable people, hospitals present a number of significant fire risks. Whether wiring problems or the storage of hazardous materials, these risks threaten the...

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Stopping smoke: What is a cold smoke seal?

A smoke seal is a brush that goes around a door, or a door frame, to prevent smoke from passing through the gaps. The smoke seal is an integral part of preventing toxic smoke from passing into the...

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