Fire Protective Coatings
Intumescent Fire Protective Coatings
Intumescent coatings are used to maintain the stability and integrity of structural steelwork for up to 2 hours. They are by Airless Spray, Brush or Roller, in thickness of between 400 and 8000 microns depending on the degree of protection required, the size and weight of the section and the portion of section exposed to the fire (referred to as the Hp/a).
Under the influence of heat the intumescent coating expands by up to 50 times to produce a charred insulating layer. Intumescent coatings are also used to improve the flame retardant qualities of combustible materials eg timber.
We work in conjunction with manufacturers on each project and invite them to inspect all works. Upon approval our works will be certified by the manufacturers ensuring that the quality is of the required standard.
Flame Retardant Coatings
Flame Retardant Finish
Application of flame retardant finishes to common areas of a building to prevent the spread of flame and smoke. These coatings are tested to BS476 parts 6 & 7, are self extinguishing and will not support the spread of flame.