Building Refurbishment

Building Refurbishment

A proactive approach to passive fire protection is required for the UK’s aging stock of high rise tower blocks, schools, care homes, hospitals and other public buildings.

The majority of passive fire protection technologies routinely installed in new build developments can be used to meet (or exceed) current Building Regulations and Approved Documents. New technologies include ablative batts and mastic insulation which can be used to fill voids that could aid the spread of fire between rooms and floors. The active intumescent ingredient chars and expands to block any fire passages.

Likewise with fire hazards such as service penetrations and construction joints, there are a range of fire stopping materials – fire collars, fire batts, fire rated sealants, intumescent sealants, fire stopping bricks and coatings, fire stopping mortar and pillows – which can be used to maintain the fundamental requirements of building compartmentation, structural stability, fire separation and safe means of escape.

 

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FAQs

FAQs


How do I upgrade the fire performance of the existing concrete structure of a building I am refurbishing for change of use?

I have new steelwork and don’t have much clearance for the fire protection, what options are there?

I have a car park below my building and need to improve the thermal and fire performance of the floor, what can I do ?

 




JOINT THE DEBATE

Throughout 2018, we are bringing together senior decision makers from local authorities and the built environment sector in a series of Round Table discussions in major cities across the UK. With housing providers expected to deliver thousands of new homes over the coming years, will be discussing the fire safety challenges, to ensure these homes are safe, offer quality of life and peace of mind for their residents. If you would like to join the debate, please let us know.

Birmingham Round Table Discussion

Birmingham Round Table Discussion

December 2017

Manchester Round Table Discussion

Manchester Round Table Discussion

8 March 2018

London Round Table Discussion

London Round Table Discussion

14 June 2018