Firestopping prevents fire or smoke from penetrating
services and voids, which can compromise the fire
resistance of fire rated walls, floors and soffits.
UK Building Regulations require effective compartmentation to prevent the spread of fire within a building. Fire stopping can be carried out during construction of a building and at any point during the lifetime of the structure. Essentially, fire stopping will support the compartmentalisation design within any building to enhance protection.
Fire stopping forms an integral part of any fire protection system with a focus on ceilings, walls and floors, as well as detailed areas including cables pipes, and ductwork. An expertly and professionally installed fire stopping system has the potential to seal a fire and prevent any further spread of a blaze.