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Fire stopping and penetration sealing is the process of preserving the fire-resisting performance of walls, floors and roofs where voids exist or services have been installed.

DWC Fire Stopping service strengthens and protects the integrity of compartmentalisation in existing or on-going Passive Fire Protection measures. Our experts use a range of Fire Stopping materials and techniques to seal service penetrations in floors, walls and ceilings, slab edge, wall-heads and more. Thorough and effective Fire Stopping is not only required to complete a build within regulations; it can save lives. That’s why DWC Fire Protection operatives are highly trained in Fire Protection and complete projects to the highest of standards. We have the experience, the knowledge, and the materials to provide the best Fire Stopping services in the UK which also include...

Passive Fire Surveys

A passive fire protection survey forms part of, or as an extension to, a fire risk assessment which is required to comply with fire safety legislation. Passive fire protection features restrict the spread of fire and smoke through the flammability of linings, compartmentation of the building and protection of the structural integrity of the building allowing for a safe means of escape protection of the occupants.

Our passive fire safety installers conduct the remediation works as listed on the initial surveys reports to ensure adequate protection is now in place to allow for an effective and safe evacuation of the property.

Considerations are made using the existing fire plan drawing for compartmentation and construction of the fire-resistant walls and ceilings.

Compartmentation Surveys

Compartmentation forms a key part of the fire plan for any building and is an important part of the fire risk assessment process. Correctly managed compartmentation is a legal requirement and prevents the spread of fire and smoke, sub dividing buildings into more manageable areas and providing suitable means of evacuation ensuring the safety of the assets and staff.

Passive Fire Protection features are those ‘built-in’ to the fabric of the building to restrict the growth and spread of fire and smoke. They do this by:

  • controlling the flammability of wall and ceiling linings;
  • dividing the building into fire-resisting compartments;
  • providing protection to the structure of the building to prevent its collapse; and
  • providing protective routes for escape.

Passive Fire Protection products include:

  • fire doors
  • fire-resisting walls, floors and ceilings
  • fire-resisting ducts and dampers
  • fire-stopping
  • fire protection to structural components.

Our passive fire safety installers perform a compartmentation survey as they go about their survey report.

Passive Fire Registers

On completion of the remediation works a passive fire register will be complied which forms part of this report in an accessible format containing any suggestions for future improvement. 

Our passive fire register report includes an itemised schedule numerically coded to the marked-up fire plan drawings indicating each item of non-compliance with an accompanying before and after photograph once the remediation works were complete along with an outline of the non-compliance and a descriptive outline of the remediation works carried out on the defect.