The design of the walls and M&E openings (mechanical and electrical) is critical to achieving a compliant fire stopping installation. Too often the openings do not allow for the correct spacing of services. This spacing is vital to comply with the fire stopping test data to achieve the required fire rating. REDFIRE will work with the M&E designer, main contractor and architect to ensure the fire stopping can be installed according to the fire stopping manufacturers installation guidelines and be certified by the fire stopping contractor.
REDFIRE formed to assist main contractors, architects, MEP contractors and building owners with their responsibility to provide a fire compliant building for the occupants. Passive fire protection is often overlooked by the sequencing of trades during the construction phase of buildings resulting in non-compliant passive fire protection. We are your safety net for this potential issue.
We are here to help you throughout your project, from design stage to install completion.
For fire stopping to be compliant it needs to be designed in conjunction with the MEP &dry-lining/masonry contractors.This will ensure the correct size opening is provided to allow the spacing between services to conform with the fire stopping material test data.Consideration should also be given with regards access (buildability) tothe opening for the installation of fire stopping products. We will liaise with the MEP contractor on your behalf and provide the critical assistance needed to ensure the fire stopping can be installed in accordance with the manufacturers guidance after the services have been installed.
After the design stage we visit site regularly to inspect the works of the awarded fire stopping contractor.
We act as your specialist inspector to ensure you deliver a compliant project to your client.Failing to ensure the correct installation of passive fire has resulted in legal bills running into millions of pounds.