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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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What is cementitious fire protection?

If a material is known for having properties of cement, it’s called ‘cementitious’. Cementitious materials are one of the core ingredients when making concrete. There are two forms of...

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How does fire affect structural steel?

How does fire affect structural steel? Structural steel is one of the most common materials used in building construction, owing to its high strength and ductility. Whilst structural steel is...

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Important regulations for intumescent paint in steel buildings

The UK’s intumescent paint industry has undergone significant changes over the past two decades. Driven by technological innovation, it’s now a highly specialised sector that offers buildings...

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What are the best fire-resistant building materials? 

Part of a successful passive fire protection strategy is reviewing construction materials for their ability to inhibit the spread of fire. This ensures the right levels of protection for a building...

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What are fire doors and how do they work?

Fire doors are an integral part of a building’s passive fireproofing plan. They’re used for fire compartmentation –  a process that places physical barriers in strategic areas around a...

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An expert guide to fire protection between floors

In the event of a fire, the spread of flames and smoke must be stopped as quickly as possible. This can be achieved through compartmentation - the application of firestopping materials to walls,...

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