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Fire Stopping

Fire stopping is essential to any passive fire protection (PFP) strategies in your commercial premises. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your building complies with fire stopping regulations.

Are you looking for a fire stopping company? At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of certified and experienced technicians are on hand for all your commercial fire stopping needs across the UK. We’ll keep your commercial premises compliant with national building regulations so you can concentrate on your core business.

Chat to our Yorkshire-based customer service team today at 01423 226578 or send an enquiry and we’ll get back to you.

For a more in-depth look at fire stopping and our approach, continue reading below.

What is Fire Stopping?

Fire stopping, also known as compartmentation, is the process of sealing openings in walls, floors, and other construction elements to impede the spread of fire and smoke. These openings or ‘service penetrations’ are often made to allow pipes, wires, ductwork, or cables to pass from one ‘compartment’ to the next. However, if they are not sealed correctly, they can allow fire and smoke to spread more quickly.

Fire stopping fills these gaps with fire-resistant materials to provide continuity and integrity in each compartment of the building. This passive fire protection method helps to contain fires and smoke, allowing more time for building occupants to evacuate. 

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Why Is Fire Stopping Important?

Apart from being a legal requirement in all commercial buildings, fire stopping is important for several reasons:

    • Saves lives – fire stopping maintains accessible egress paths so people can safely escape the building. Without it, smoke and fire would spread rapidly through concealed spaces, trapping occupants inside.
  • Contains fires – sealing openings creates fire-resistant compartments which segment a building both vertically and horizontally. By delaying the spread of the fire, emergency services are given precious extra time to respond. 
  • Protects property – limiting the spread of flames, heat, and smoke helps prevent property damage. This avoids extensive reconstruction work and asset damage.

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Fire Stopping Regulations

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 sets out the requirements for fire safety in all non-domestic buildings in the UK. This fire safety standard requires business owners to have a risk assessment carried out by a competent professional.

Fire protection regulations are currently being updated to include a greater level of protection and accountability. As a business owner, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your building complies with current regulations.

Fire Stopping Yorkshire: Our Services

Never assume your building is compliant. At Robinsons Facilities Services, we’ll perform a complete Fire Risk Assessment on your commercial property. Our accredited fire professionals will inspect all areas where service penetration has been carried out to ensure correct compartmentation throughout.

We only partner with the UK’s best suppliers and all our products are fire-rated, tested and approved per BS 476-20 and EN 1366-3.

We also offer a full range of commercial fire protection services including:

CO and heat detectors are often used together in a commercial setting.

A CO detector will sound an alarm when it detects high levels of carbon monoxide.

A heat detector, on the other hand, will sound an alarm when it detects rapid changes in temperature or sustained high temperatures. The combined CO and heat system can give an early indication of a fire.

Get in Touch

It’s not worth taking risks when it comes to fire protection in your commercial premises. Leave it to the professionals at Robinsons Facilities Services to ensure your building is fire-safe and compliant. We operate across the UK.

Our fire stopping service packages include:

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Speak to our friendly customer service team today by calling 01423 226578 or sending an enquiry.

Fire Stopping FAQs

Fire stopping seals openings in fire-rated structures to contain flames and smoke so occupants have more time to escape in case of fire.

Fire stopping is needed in service penetrations in walls/ceilings, openings around pipes/ductwork, and joints between partitions.

Fire stopping contractors should perform annual inspections to ensure fire stopping remains intact, with repairs done as needed.

Stringent UK building regulations and fire authority standards dictate necessary fire stopping.

Yes, insurers may lower premiums if certified fire stopping reduces assessed hazards.

Yes, we supply documentation recording the areas that were brought up to current fire stopping standards.

Certified fire-resistant sealants, wraps, boards, foams, and intumescents per application.

Our technicians take care to minimise disruption to your business and can conduct inspections at a time that suits you and your business.

The cost of fire stopping typically ranges from around £500 to over £5,000. The cost varies greatly from building to building and depends on factors such as the size of the building, the amount of fire stopping that must be carried out, the materials that need to be used, etc. Contact us today for a free quote for your commercial building.

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