Fire Stopping Services
Fire stopping is a form of passive fire protection that is used to seal openings and between joints within a building.
Fire stopping delays the spread of fire and generally the spread of smoke, making it an important tactic in Passive Fire Protection.
In line with our 3rd party accreditations through LPS1531, we have a national team of installers ready to remediate any defects within your building.
We actively involve firestopping manufacturers in quality assurance procedures and training, to ensure site-specific systems are designed and installed within the scope of relevant fire tests.
With assured quality and compliance, plus continial aftercare packages, we can support you stay within fire stopping compliance.
Fire stopping, also known as compartmentation, is the preventative action taken to ensure a building is safe and complient to government regulations. Article 17 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, in respect of the requirement for maintenance of fire safety provisions, states that it is advisable to set up a regular planned preventative maintenance programme for completed works.
Checkmate Fire is one of most experienced and respected specialist passive fire protection companies across the United Kingdom. With quality, compliance and value at the core of our offer, we can guarantee a real focus on customer satisfaction.
Fire stopping delays the spread of fire and, generally, the spread of smoke. A seal closes an imperfection of fit or design tolerance between elements or components, to restrict the spread of fire and smoke also known as penetration and linear joint seals.
Due to the vital role fire stopping should play in your overall fire strategy, it's fundamental the both the fire resisting partitions and fire doors should be properly installed, by competent persons able to fully understand the importance of correct installation of the product in the context of fire safety.
Fire stopping came into its own in the late 1970s to help reduce the catastrophic loss of life and property caused by smoke and other airborne pathogens. It is especially critical in buildings where the mobility of tenants is restricted including hospitals, assisted living and nursing homes, high-rise buildings and prisons.
Fire Statistics Highlight The Importance of Fire Stopping
- 75% of all fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation
- Over half of fire-related deaths occurred in rooms where the fire did not originate
- Smoke can fill a 20 by 20 by 20 foot room through a pencil size hole in less than 4 minutes
Checkmate Fire is a fully 3rd party accredited company, LPS 1531 certified - and we expertly install specialist fire-stopping products, ensuring our clients have the best in passive fire protection.
Providing fire stopping to current Building Regulation and British Standards requirements:
- Prevents the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases
- Subdivides buildings into manageable areas of risk
- Provides adequate means of escape, enabling time for the occupants to safely evacuate the premises
The use of our fire rated board systems within hotels, offices, hospitals and schools saves valuable space, which maximises rentable floor area.
ASFP Recommended Fire Stopping
Checkmate work closely with the ASFP, and for many years have been a strong supporter and contributor to the ASFP’s primary goals. Promoting excellence in the design and installation of fire protection products through high quality and technical expertise, a large part of this is education, industry collaboration and the need to share technical knowledge.
A good example of fire-stopping is shown in this short video, underlining the importance in restricting fire and smoke spread, and highlighting how all joints, gaps and openings for services must be adequately sealed or fire stopped. This module considers the types of fire stopping methods available.
Assured Quality & Compliance
All fire stopping systems are fully accredited and comply with the specified fire strategy and Part B building regulations.
Reports, Compliance & Certification
All our seals are recorded and certified under BRE/LPCB Scheme LPS1531, ensuring all work is covered by a uniquely numbered LPCB Certificate of Conformity.
Aftercare & Continued Compliance
As part of the ongoing legal requirement to manage and maintain fire compartmentation, Checkmate are able to provide flexible aftercare packages adapted to your individual needs.
Let's Make Fire Stopping Simple...
You may have a fire stopping requirement, discovered in a fire risk assessment, a need for a full survey, an already completed survey, or just simply concerns about your building safety. Whatever your needs are, we can help. With clear, easy to follow steps, our national team of inspectors and installers are ready to get your buildings back on the pathway to compliance.
With over 30 years' experience of fire stopping, supported by our in house technical compliance auditors, Checkmate is dedicated to giving you greater peace of mind about the compliance and safety of your properties.