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Rainscreen 




 

  • Why is it used?
  • • Rainscreen cladding is a method of improving the thermal performance of a building by enveloping its exterior. This type of insulation cladding provides long-term energy savings and protects the fabric of the building.
  • • It eliminates the potential for thermal bridging through metal studs.
  • • It maintains the load-bearing structure of the wall at the building’s internal temperature which makes damaging condensation much less likely.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Applied to external wall to maintain the load-bearing structure of the wall at the building’s internal temperature which makes damaging condensation much less likely. 

















Soffit Liner 

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  • 1. Brickwork
  • 2. Insulation
  • 3. Blockwork
  • 4. Soffit Liner
  • 5. Concrete Deck
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  • Why is it used?
  • • Soffit liners are used to insulate and protect the underside of structural ceilings (soffits). It serves the requirement for thermal upgrading and fire protection of semi-exposed concrete decks both in the conversion and refurbishment of existing and new building constructions.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Most commonly used in applications such as car park ceilings for large domestic or commercial, industrial or leisure projects. 

















1. Structural Protection

Steel Beam




 

  • Why is it used?
  • • All types of steel lose strength at temperatures above 300°C, structural integrity is considered to have been lost when the temperature reaches 550°C. Therefore when looking at load bearing steel beams within a building there are many factors to consider when looking at fire protection and a number of solutions available.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Different methods of fire protection are used to suit different applications and structural codes depending on the building and assumptions of the levels of permanent loads. Offices, residential units, schools and hospitals requirements will vary due to assumptions made around the overall construction. Whilst the structural code allows no reduction in design load for the fire condition in other types of buildings such as warehouses and libraries (primarily used for storage), which are assumed to have a high percentage of permanent load. 

















Fire Rated Boards

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  • 1. Track
  • 2. Stud
  • 3. Insulation
  • 4. Fire Rated Board
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  • Why is it used?
  • • Built to withstand high temperature changes, Fire boards are non combustible and resistant to changes in heat and moisture. They are designed to offer integrity and load bearing.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Due to the nature of calcium and gypsum boards, which contain a small amount of water, they can help to keep the temperature of a fire down as water is driven off the product. This can help slow the spread of the fire, extending protection up to 4 hours in some multi-layer applications.. 

 

 


2. Fire Stopping and Protection of Openings

Ceiling, Floors and Roofs 




 

  • Why is it used?
  • • Consideration must be made to possible gaps forming because of deformation of any structural element that will result in compartment being breached, allowing the passage of fire.

  • • Floors are required to satisfy the three failure criteria of load bearing capacity, integrity and insulation when exposed to fire from below. Whilst the same level of fire resistance at a junction should be provided as that for the compartment wall. If a fire breaks out near the area where a compartment wall meets a roof/ceiling, there is a risk that it will spread over the roof to the adjoining compartment.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Building Regulations (Document B) stipulates that protection should be installed to a protected zone of the roof either side of the compartment wall to reduce the risk of fire spreading, requirements on the size of this zone can vary. Load bearing concrete floors supported by steel beams and protected with a suspended ceiling should be fire protected in accordance with British Standards.  
















Protection of Openings 





  • Why is it used?
  • • Firestopping solutions ensure that the fire resistance of protected walls, floors and roofs is never compromised by services or voids. Ideally services should be constructed to minimise the contribution to fire growth or be protected from a fire condition, however in practice service routings and penetrations need to be accommodated, whilst imperforate when tested for fire resistance.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Forms an air seal barrier, reinstating fire resistance and acoustic performance where mechanical and electrical services pass through fire rated walls and floors. 




3. Cavity Barrier

Cavity Barrier 




 

  • Why is it used? - Flexible Cavity Barrier
  • • Prevents fire spreading through concealed voids (such as cavities), helping improve safety and property protection.
  • • Provides effective perimeter edge seal that minimises air leakage and heat loss between external cavity and separating party walls.

  • Why is it used? - High Density Stonewool Cavity Barrier
  • • These provide cavity firestops to resist the passage of smoke, through hidden voids.

  • Where is it used?
  • • They are installed at eave level at the head of the cavity wall. 
  • • Can be installed horizontally and vertically. 




4. Cavity Barrier & Large Voids

Fire Barrier System - Large Voids 

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  • 1. Clamping Plate
  • 2. Flexible Barrier
  • 3. Support Angle
  • 4. Suspended Ceiling
  • 5. Fire Resisting Wall
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  • Why is it used? - Flexible Cavity Barrier
  • • Developed to inhibit the spread of flames, heat transfer and smoke through concealed spaces in buildings in the event of fire whilst improving sound reduction.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Can be used as a ‘head-of-wall’ barrier to extend fire resistance and acoustic performance up to the concrete soffit, for drywall and masonry walls that finish at suspended ceiling height. 





Fire Barrier - Large Voids 




 

  • Why is it used?
  • • Developed to inhibit the spread of flames, heat transfer and smoke through concealed spaces in buildings in the event of fire whilst improving sound reduction.




5. Fire Boards

Fire Rated Boards

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  • 1. Track
  • 2. Stud
  • 3. Insulation
  • 4. Fire Rated Board
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  • Why is it used?
  • • Built to withstand high temperature changes, Fire boards are non combustible and resistant to changes in heat and moisture. They are designed to offer integrity and load bearing.

  • Where is it used?
  • • Due to the nature of calcium and gypsum boards, which contain a small amount of water, they can help to keep the temperature of a fire down as water is driven off the product. This can help slow the spread of the fire, extending protection up to 4 hours in some multi-layer applications..