Air Sealing Specialists
Checkmate’s air sealing expertise has been gained from the successful sealing of numerous Comms Rooms and other areas of strategic importance over many years.
Checkmate’s air sealing expertise has been gained from the successful sealing of numerous Comms Rooms and other areas of strategic importance over many years, both working for clients direct and for active fire protection companies such as ADT, G&D, Vigilaris and Firetec. Unless such rooms are adequately sealed to provide gas retention, high pressure gas systems cannot be guaranteed to work when called upon.
Since 2002 this expertise has been used to seal building ‘envelopes’ to help meet the air leakage and energy conservation requirements of Building Regulations L2.
Air leakage testing, in terms of fire protection, is crucial to ensure that rooms and areas of strategic importance are adequately sealed to prevent ingress of fire and smoke, and retain the discharge from a gas suppression system when called upon. Checkmate have carried out numerous room integrity tests over many years
In 2005 to meet the needs of Building Regulations L2, Checkmate entered into a partnership agreement with Wintech Engineering, one of the UK’s leading UKAS Accredited air leakage consultants, to provide a complete air sealing and testing package to clients.
Steve Bramhill, Wintech Director of On-site Services states:
“In order for Wintech Engineering to offer a competitive, fully comprehensive service to its customers we have chosen to partner with Checkmate Fire, whose ethos for quality, flexibility and value is in line with our own.”
Checkmate sealed a very difficult and problematic room for Interflora at their Lincolnshire Head Office. Previous attempts by others, involving the use of low density foil covered mineral wool board in combination with expansion foam had proved to be unsuccessful. Upon successful completion of the work we were pleased to receive the following note of thanks:
“Just sending a belated thanks for the completed work, which was extremely diligent and effective. From a starting point of 2.4 minutes you achieved a retention time of 11.1 minutes, something I thought would not be possible. Needless to say I would have no hesitation in recommending you for similar work; thanks again for all your help”.
Alister Clark, Facilities Manager, Interflora
Before Air Sealing at Interflora Head Office
After Air Sealing at Interflora Head Office