Fire Protection Compliance Ltd

Who are FPC?

Fire Protection Compliance is an independently-accredited contractor for passive fire protection. With a thorough understanding of the scientific principles behind smoke and fire, we manage the simplest of installations to complex applications; delivering on time, within budget and to the highest standard of professional care.

 

Firestopping

By utilising passive fire protection in a building, the spread of fire and smoke is restricted by sub-dividing it into compartments, separated from one another by walls and/or floors of fire-resisting construction. Fire compartmentation, as this is known, is vital to limit fire spread as any voids within, or services that protrude through, these sections are filled or wrapped to limit the spread of both flames and smoke. Not only does fundamental passive fire protection buy time for firefighters to save the building, but it also buys time for residents to evacuate and can save lives.

 

The main services we provide are as follows:

·         Fire & Acoustic Penetration Seals: As fire and smoke can pass through even the smallest gaps, fire & acoustic penetration seals are designed to fill and reinstate the fire performance of compartment walls and floors where substrates are penetrated by multiple services, while still making sure thermal and sound insulation is not compromised.

·         Fire & Smoke Curtains: Fire & smoke curtains are used to create a barrier to limit and control fire and smoke spread within vertical loft spaces/roof voids, and are generally classed as ‘Cavity Barriers'. A Cavity Barrier must be designed to restrict the massage of both hot smoke and flame for the minimum specified period, and must be fixed in such a way that it will remain effective in the event of structural movement and that there are no gaps where it abuts other elements of construction.

 

Fire doors

Fire doors are a vital requirement in passive fire protection in order to protect escape routes. There are three main purposes for installing fire-resisting doors in a building:

 

·         To limit the initial development of a fire – if a fire door is fitted correctly it can help to subdue a fire by restricting the level of oxygen available to it

·         To limit the spread of fire – when closed, a fire door is designed to endure the effects of the flames for a specified amount of time. This should limit the spread of fire through the building, gaining time for occupants to escape and for firefighters to perform their duties.

·         To protect escape routes – it is a requirement of Building Regulations to provide protected escape routes. Any door opening onto an escape route is likely to be designated as a fire-resisting door, to make sure that anybody using that route is protected from the fire while they evacuate the premises.

 

Fire doors should also continue to provide some protection for the fire service while they fight the fire.

Location: 
FM4852

Contact details

Grange yard,
Grange lane
Cw7 2bp
Winsford
United Kingdom