Fire Protection within Education

Whether you’re a small primary school or run a range of large comprehensive schools, built-in fire protection is a fundamental, though often a neglected part of a building’s fire protection, it is nevertheless vital in maintaining compartmentation and preventing the spread of fire and smoke.

Extensive 3rd Party Accredited Expertise

Our passive fire protection services have been and continue to be used in schools, colleges, universities and student accommodation across the UK, often working with a major construction or FM company.

Supported by third party accreditation from bodies such as BRE LPCB, Constructionline and Approved Safe Contractor to name a few. Plus we are approved ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001, so you rest assured on the quality of work carried out.

Checkmate Fire is built on a foundation of continuous improvement, a philosophy that is deeply embedded throughout our business.



Checkmate Fire provides comprehensive range of compartmentation works to protect staff, pupils and buildings in the event of a fire. Moreover, all of our work is backed up by intense audits to ensure quality and standard of work.

The aim of Compartmentation is to limit the rapid spread of fire. By dividing building premises into “fire compartments”, fire is contained by forming a barrier against smoke, heat and toxic gases. Fire Compartmentation is designed to contain the fire in the area of origin, providing protection for the building and for its occupants. Fire Compartmentation is the most effective mean of limiting fire damage before the fire brigade arrives. The benefits of compartmentation are: limiting fire damage, allowing further fire prevention systems to be installed, increased fire protection for a limited period of time.

You have the assurance, with Checkmate Fire, that all work will be carried out to the appropriate methods and standards. We will ensure that the building has the adequate compartmentation system, by completing a survey prior to performing any type of work. We will then perform any required additional works such as cavity barriers fitting, repair or supply and installation of fire rated door sets, as well as fire rated ceilings and walls so that the compartmentation system meets the legislative standards.

Our unrivalled knowledge means that we have the privilege of working with local and national organisations across the UK as we take a collaborative approach in everything we do to provide fully 3rd party accredited passive fire protection solutions on price and on time.

Our Speciality Services include

Fire Surveys

Fire Door Remediation, Certification and Installation

Fire Compartmentation


Fire Walls

Fire Resistant Glazing

Fire Doors

Fire Rated Door Sets are an important component of passive fire protection. Effective fire rated door sets prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases. Our BRE/LPCB fire doors services will ensure your doors are survey, repairs and installed under third party accreditation standards with certifications supplied on completion.

Read our blog on: Your Guide To Fire Doors

Fire Door Sets in the Education Sector not only represent a legislative requirement based on The Fire Safety Order 2005- UK Fire Regulations, but also have a crucial role in providing a safer environment for both students, faculty and staff.

Checkmate Fire provide fully 3rd party accredited fire door services – Read More Here

Fire Rated walls

Fire rated walls play an important role within effective compartmentation and passive fire protection in general. Fire rated walls are designed to provide 30-120 minutes fire stopping. All partitions enclosing fire escape stairs and fire escape routes require appropriate degrees of fire protection as agreed with Building Control.

Modern education buildings benefit from increased natural light which drives demand for increased internal glazed partitions. Now, it is more important than ever to ensure open spaces and glazed partitioned units remain fire resistant. Checkmate Fire will ensure that your building benefits of an adequate passive fire protection system whether you require standard or glazed walls. Fire Rated Walls will always strengthen an existing passive fire protection system and will make the premises safer.

For more on fire-resistant glazing read our blog here and visit our Fire Resistant Glazing page here

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