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Fire Stopping & Penetration Sealing

Fire stopping is a crucial safety measure that helps prevent the spread of fire and smoke within a building.

But why do you need it? Well, in the event of a fire, every second counts. Fire stopping can help slow down the spread of fire and smoke, giving people more time to evacuate the building safely. It also helps protect property and assets by containing the fire to a smaller area. In addition to being a legal requirement in many countries, fire stopping is simply good practice for any building owner or manager.

What is Fire Stopping?

Fire stopping is a process of sealing any openings or gaps in a building’s walls, floors, and ceilings to prevent the spread of fire, smoke, and toxic gases. It is an essential part of fire safety measures that can save lives and minimize property damage.

During a fire, flames and smoke can quickly spread through any gaps or holes in a building’s structure, making it difficult for people to escape and firefighters to control the blaze. Fire stopping helps to contain the fire by creating barriers that prevent its spread from one area to another.

Some common materials used for fire stopping include fire-resistant sealants, sprays, and boards. These materials are designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the passage of flames and smoke.

It is important to ensure that all fire stopping work is carried out by trained professionals who understand the building’s design and construction. Improper installation of fire stopping materials can compromise their effectiveness and put lives at risk.

In summary, fire stopping is a crucial aspect of fire safety that involves sealing gaps and openings in a building’s structure to prevent the spread of fire and smoke. By investing in proper fire stopping measures, we can help protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our property from the devastating effects of fire.

What is Penetration Sealing?

A penetration refers to any opening in a wall or floor that allows for electrical, mechanical, or structural services. These openings can include cables, pipes, and ducts, which if left unsealed, can create a pathway for smoke and fire to spread throughout the building.

We specialize in providing effective fire-resisting sealing systems that help maintain compartmentation and compliance for your building. Our team will work with you to create a customized solution using high-quality fire-resisting expansion joint systems that effectively seal the gap and limit the spread of fire.

Trust us to keep your building safe and secure. Contact us today to learn more about our penetration sealing services.

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The Importance of Fire Stopping

Fire stopping is an essential aspect of building safety. It involves the use of materials and techniques to prevent the spread of fire and smoke through walls, floors, and ceilings.

Here are some reasons why fire stopping is important:

  • Protects Lives: Fire stopping can help contain a fire and prevent it from spreading quickly throughout a building. This gives people more time to evacuate safely.
  • Reduces property damage: By limiting the spread of fire and smoke, fire stopping can reduce the amount of damage that a fire can cause to a building and its contents.
  • Meets building codes: Many building regulations require fire stopping to be installed in certain areas of a building. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines or legal action.

Overall, fire stopping is an important part of building safety that should not be overlooked. By taking the necessary precautions, we can help protect lives and property from the devastating effects of fire.

At Gunfire, we’re here to help you create top-notch fire-stopping solutions that are both durable and affordable. We work closely with architects, contractors, manufacturers, and building inspectors to ensure that your project meets all necessary fire safety compliance standards. Plus, we keep all documentation on Bolster Systems for easy access and peace of mind. Let’s work together to keep your building safe and secure!

Bespoke Fire-stopping Solutions From Gunfire

We understand that every building is unique. That’s why we specialize in a variety of fire-stopping and penetration-sealing systems. Our goal is to provide your building with the perfect solution for its needs. Trust us to make sure your building is safe and secure.

Fire Barrier Protection

Fire barrier systems are designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke within a building. They act as a barrier between different areas of the building, helping to contain any potential fires and limit their impact.

These systems can include fire-resistant walls, floors, and ceilings, as well as doors and windows that are designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of flames. They may also include fire dampers and other specialised equipment that can help to control the flow of air and smoke within a building.

Overall, fire barrier systems are an essential part of any building’s safety infrastructure. By helping to prevent the spread of fire and smoke, they can help to protect both people and property from the devastating effects of a fire.

Fire-Resisting Joint Systems

Fire resisting joint systems are designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke through gaps or joints in buildings. These systems are installed in walls, floors, and ceilings to create a barrier that can withstand high temperatures and prevent flames from spreading.

By using fire resisting joint systems, you can help protect your building and its occupants from the devastating effects of fire. These systems can also help to contain fires, giving people more time to evacuate safely and reducing the risk of injury or death.

It’s important to ensure that fire resisting joint systems are installed correctly and maintained regularly to ensure they are effective in the event of a fire. If you’re unsure about the condition of your building’s fire resisting joint systems, it’s always best to consult with a professional to ensure that your building is as safe as possible.

Fire-resisting Sealing Systems

The fire-resisting seals we install are specifically designed to expand in extreme heat, effectively stopping a fire in its tracks. Plus, our intumescent mastic is an efficient way of sealing gaps around fire doors and window frames, preventing the spread of fire.

At Gunfire, we take pride in ensuring that all our intumescent fire-resisting sealing systems meet LPS 1500 standards and are fire-resistant for the substrate. LPS 1500 specifically refers to the standard for fire-stopping materials and systems. This means that any product or system that has been certified to meet LPS 1500 has been rigorously tested and approved for use in preventing the spread of fire through walls, floors, and other building components.

Fire Stopping vs
Cavity Barriers

Fire stopping is a technique used to prevent the spread of fire through gaps or openings in walls, floors, and ceilings. It involves filling these gaps with fire-resistant materials such as sealants, sprays, or boards. Fire stopping is essential in buildings to contain fires and protect occupants from harm.

Cavity barriers are another type of fire protection measure that are used to prevent the spread of fire within concealed spaces such as wall cavities, roof voids, and floor voids. They are designed to close off any gaps or openings within these spaces and prevent the spread of flames and smoke.

So, what’s the difference between fire stopping and cavity barriers? While both techniques aim to prevent the spread of fire, they are used in different ways. Fire stopping is used to seal gaps and openings in walls, floors, and ceilings, while cavity barriers are used to close off concealed spaces.

In summary, fire stopping and cavity barriers are both important fire protection measures that play a crucial role in keeping buildings safe. By understanding the differences between them, you can ensure that your building is properly protected against the threat of fire.

Bolster Systems for Fire Safety Compliance

We use Bolster Systems, a comprehensive recording software, to record our surveys and installations which:

  • Maps the location of floors and walls
  • Schedules and photographs each fire-stopped area
  • Records installation date and materials
  • Assigns a unique reference number and printed label 

Why Choose Gunfire for Fire-Stopping Compliance?

At Gunfire, we take pride in our third-party accreditation for all fire-stopping and penetration-sealing work. Our technicians are fully trained on the latest regulations and techniques to ensure that we provide you with the best possible service. We regularly review the materials we use to make sure that our fire-resisting sealing systems meet your needs.

We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to effective penetration sealing. That’s why we work with you from planning to delivery to create a bespoke solution that will give you great results. With over twenty years of experience in the business, you can trust us to deliver fire-stopping works to the highest standards.

Third-Party Accreditations

At Gunfire, we know that trust is everything when it comes to selecting a partner for your fire protection business. That’s why we’re committed to providing dependable and precise services that you can rely on. Our dedication to quality is evident in the third-party accreditations we’ve earned in the industry. You can rest assured that with Gunfire, you’re in good hands.