What Is Fire Stopping?

What is fire stopping in construction?

Fire stopping is a term used in Approved Document B, to reinstate a compartment (or room) back to its original fire resistance.

Why is fire stopping important?

Without fire stopping, any compartment which has a service penetration or void is useless in the event of a fire.

What are the fire stopping regulations in the UK?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) provides the overarching regulations. In addition, we also have building regulations and approved guidance (Approved Document B) to satisfy the direction, along with alternative routes such as BS9999.

Who can install fire stopping?

Legally, anyone can install fire stopping, however, only people with proven competence and 3rd party accreditation should be trusted to do so.

What is a fire stopping survey?

A defined process whereby you identify defects in existing compartmentation and door sets against an agreed protocol.

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