We work directly for end users, as well as a sub-contractor.
We are a ConstructionLine Gold accredited contractor, members of CHAS and SafeContractor, and the Fire Protection Association.
We hold certificates from the FPA (Fire Protection Association) in relation to Fire Safety Design of Buildings, understanding Passive Fire Protection, Fire Doors, and Fire Stopping. We are also currently undertaking training and accreditation with BMTrada to be 3rd party accredited for Fire Door Installation and Fire Stopping.
As a company we have management with SMSTS & IOSH Managing Safely in Construction, and have operatives who have some, or all, of the following; NVQ (various internal trades), CSCS cards, SSSTS, EFAW, IPAF & PASMA.
We are based in Hereford in the West Midlands, working in a radius of approximately 60 miles of here (eg Hereford, Worcester, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Malvern, Monmouth, Leominster, Bromyard, Ludlow and also into the Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Evesham, and Pershore areas).
Passive Fire Protection Company
As a passive fire protection contractor we have carried out a wide array of passive fire protection services over the years, some of which have included; 60 minute fire resisting walls in warehouses, fire rated compartment walls, structural steel fire protection, 30 minute partitions in offices, 1 hour fire rated ceiling linings between shops & flats, 1 hour fire rated the underside of mezzanine floors, fire stopped cavities with cavity batts, installed fire rated cavity barriers, and fitted many fire doors (into fire door frames) and fire rated glazed screens.
The comprehensive range of fire items, intumescent material (such as Rockwool), and building materials that we have installed have been chosen based upon their fire test certification.
We carry out remedial works to live offices for building owners and companies, usually off the back of fire risk assessments, helping companies to comply with building regulations.
What is passive fire protection (or PFP)?
Passive fire protection is the term given to products that are used in, or built into, the structures that surround us in a building; they are designed to slow down or prevent the spread of fire, in order to allow more time for anyone in a building to escape to safety.
As the name suggests, passive fire protection (as opposed to active fire protection) stays inert until a fire causes a reaction. Another way of looking at it is – despite its name – it is always at work (for example providing a fire performance rating to structural steelwork).
These products achieve this by forming compartments, which divide up a larger building space into smaller areas; with the intention of slowing or stopping the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building in order to provide more time to the building occupants to reach safety, and secondarily minimise damage to the property. Correctly air sealing fire protection, and fire stopping, also helps prevent the passage of smoke.
When you see a fire door, this can often be the sign of a compartment.
They are termed to be ‘passive’ fire protection systems because they do not require activation.
These products can take on many forms, and include fire doors, fire cladding board systems to steelwork, fire stopping batts, cavity barriers, collars and pillows, fire rated ceilings, or fire rated partitions.
Fire rated glass can be installed to form fire rated glazed screens.
The above products can be combined to create protected escape routes, fire barriers, provide structural fire protection, or fire breaks for example.
Testing and certification
‘Fire rated’ products, are only so when they have been installed in the same manner as the fire test is able to prove. So in order to install a product rated to 30 minute fire resistance for example; it needs to be installed following the manufacturers guidelines / instructions.
There are several independent 3rd party accreditation certification bodies, and they specifically only operate with PFP products; such as Exova BMTrada (formerly Chiltern Fire) or Certifire.
These schemes are there to assure the performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products; aiming to improve quality, reduce risk, and help verify compliance.
Products that carry one of these third party accreditations can give confidence to both you, and us, that they will provide the stated fire resistant performance.
If you are looking for fire rating works please do get in touch with us, and we’ll let you know if we can help you.
FPA – Fire Protection Association
We are current members of the FPA, who are a fire protection industry body, promoting training and information on passive fire protection systems to both the private sector and the construction industry.