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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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What is the difference between fire protection, prevention and suppression?

Fire protection, prevention, and suppression systems are all fundamental to safeguarding a building from fire. However, some people may be unsure as to how these systems may differ. Rather than using...

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Understanding the fire resistance of concrete

Concrete is one of the most fire-resistant materials available to the construction industry. Under European Standards (EN 13501-1:2007-A1:2009), it’s classified as an A1 material – the highest...

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What are active and passive fire protection systems?

We often define fire protection as safety features we encounter in any building. These features range from alarms and smoke detectors to fire extinguishers and doors. All of these are important to...

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What structural measures can prevent the spread of fire?

Construction projects, be they commercial or residential, must involve fire protection specialists from the outset. They can advise on the necessary levels of fire protection for structural steel in...

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