Fischer Fixings Firestop For The Construction Industry
The Principles of Firestopping
Controlling the spread of fire and limiting the damage is principally achieved through compartmentation of a building. The 3 main boundries of a building are walls, floors & ceilings. Cables, pipes, ventilation systems create breaches or gaps in these boundries, which must be sealed so that the fire integrity of the building is maintained.
Firestopping legislation are governed by National regulations, which are published as statutory instruments by Parliment. These regulations are categorical in its assertion that every opening in a fire rated elements needs to be re-instated.
Fischer Fixings Firestop Approvals & Technical Support
Fischer products meet all firestopping legislation for the construction industry. Fix8 & Fischer work together to provide the very best technical support to complement the range. Site visits, seminars, a specification advisory service complete with technical catalogues are available via Fix8 - please call 01707 375 172 to arrange any requirements you may have.
Detailed substrate reports are available indicating the performance of suitable fixings in specific materials including manufacturers such as Knauf Drywall, Thermalite & Topblock. The Fischer group currently lead the way in producing technically advanced products having gained more European Technical Approvals (ETA's) than any other fixings manufacturer.
Firestop COSHH and technical data sheets are available on all relevant products.