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How to incorporate certified passive fire protection for a safer build

When designing, specifying, constructing or refurbishing a building or large commercial structure, it’s clear to see that minimising the risk of fire is a critical issue to manage. Architects, specifiers and contractors have a responsibility to build with an effective fire safety strategy in mind. And yet, with the available types of active and passive fire products to be considered, fire protection is a highly technical and complex issue to comprehend.

Why Passive Fire Protection is Key to the Construction Plan

With continued growth of high-rise and commercial construction across the globe, understanding the role that both passive and active fire protection should play in every new build and retro-fit has never been so important – especially when seeking the approval from regulatory bodies.

The critical role of fire doors in large buildings

The construction of every new building should include fire safety as a key focus – not just in terms of fire prevention, but also with consideration to fire safety and management, should the worst happen. This is especially true when the building is a large office block or perhaps housing many people. Andy Walsh, Technical Manager of Pyroplex - manufacturer of fire containment products - discusses the key issues around the effective specification and installation of fire doors and seals in this situation.

Creating a passively fire-safe design

As building designs become more ambitious and certainly more complex, architects and specifiers must pay attention to the effective inclusion of passive fire protection measures if the building is to protect lives and minimise costly damage, should the worst happen.

Understanding the role of timber fire doors

We effectively manage risk in our lives on a daily basis; whether it’s putting a car seat belt on or choosing a safe place to cross the road. But when it comes to entering a building, we put some of that responsibility into someone else’s hands. Should a fire break out whilst we’re in that building, the pace of its spread will be greatly determined by the effective compartmentation

Pyroplex – a global fire protection force with local knowledge

At the forefront of the passive fire protection industry, Pyroplex Ltd is a powerful force, offering a wide array of technically advanced fire seals and fire stopping products, proven with a wealth of testing data and third party approvals.

Certified Passive Fire Protection in Construction

There’s no doubt that to achieve optimum levels of passive fire protection in construction requires a full understanding of the testing and certification that is necessary for components specified, in addition to the use of fully trained installers and contractors.

Revised ISO Certificates of Registration for the Reddiplex Group

The Reddiplex Group has been awarded certification against the 2015 revised standards for the ISO 9001 – Quality Management System and ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System.

The Critical Role of Certified Pipe Wraps in Fire Containment

Passive fire stopping products have a key role to play in the construction of any building, helping to slow the spread of fire, should the worst happen. There is no better time to fully understand how these various products work and essentially, help to reduce damage and most importantly, save lives.