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Checkmate Fire provides a comprehensive range of passive fire protection, fire stopping, air integrity sealing systems and fire rated glazing solutions using only the most advanced products and services for a wide range of commercial buildings throughout the UK.
Why is Passive Fire Protection Important?
The most important reason is to ensure that, in the event of a fire, people can escape from the building to avoid being injured or even killed.
Secondly, to help save the building and the assets within it.
If a fire breaks out in one of the rooms of a hotel or a leisure complex, for example, you want that fire to stay contained within that room to allow the people in the building to be evacuated and allow emergency services such as the fire brigade to get to the building and put the fire out quickly.
Without effective passive fire containment systems, the fire can spread very quickly from room to room resulting in the potential loss of life and assets.
Checkmate Fire is built on a foundation of continuous improvement, a philosophy that is deeply embedded throughout our business.
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.
Fire Door Sets in the Healthcare 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
Checkmate Fire provides comprehensive range of compartmentation works to protect staff and patients 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.
Fire barriers are designed to inhibit the spread of fire, heat, smoke and toxic gases. Closely linked to compartmentation works, Fire barriers are usually embedded part ceilings and roofs, as legislative standards from the National Building Regulations require.
Fire Barriers usually provide 30 minutes fire integrity, although it can raise up to 120 minutes. Within the Hospitality industry, fire barriers provide extra fire safety, ensuring building premises and occupants are kept safe should a fire occur.
Global HSE provide bespoke fire barrier services, ensuring the building requirements are fully considered.
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.
Fire Rated Ceilings
Fire rated ceilings are another important component of passive fire protection. Fire rated ceilings provide fire protection to buildings, ensuring that in the event of a fire, the ceiling can block fire spread for a certain amount of time.
Fire rated ceilings are particularly beneficial to large premises within the Healthcare industry such as critical illness and elderly patient wards, where the evacuation of occupants can be problematic