Fire Resistant Ceiling

1 Hour Fire Rated Ceilings and Floors - easy to fix fire fabric

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Fire Resistant Ceilings and Floors - fire fabric insulation placed inside the floor ceiling space to provide fireproofing.

1 Hour Fire Rated Ceiling and Floor insulation fabric - easily fixed inside the floor void to protect the floor from smoke, flames and heat. Multi layered fire fabrics in various UK Certificated time ratings, up to 120 minutes, 2 hours.

Call us for an exact costing for your fire ceiling requirements - 01626 331351.

Fire Resistant Ceiling Fabric

These linings will stop fire, smoke and heat from penetrating for up to 120 minutes, to protect the floor, flat, shop or office above.

In Listed Buildings, Commercial Property and in some domestic situations it is a legal requirement to provide a fire stopping barrier between floor levels. However, in many cases lath and plaster or ornate mouldings prevent replacement or over boarding of the ceiling itself, so the insertion of a Fire Fabric barrier from above is the only option.

In suspended ceilings, where the existing ceiling does not qualify, a Fire Fabric ceiling can be inserted into the void.


Suspended Ceiling fire fabric protectionDrawing of a suspended ceiling showing Fire Fabric laid within the joists


Fabric inside ceilings. Fire Fabric for protecting Joists, Floors and the Roof above.


Third Party Certified for both VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL applications. Fully tested to all relevant British Standards

Typical uses - house roof voids, fixed onto trusses as a fire and heat stop, services tunnels.

A woven fabric, supplied on rolls - multi layer, white or black, 1.3 metres wide, 6 metres long. Water Resistant Option.

30 Minutes Fire Resistance, 30 minutes Heat Insulation - nominal 10 mm thick, 2.2 kgs/m2, 7.8m2 per pack, 16 db Acoustic properties.

60 Minutes Fire Resistance, 20 minutes Heat Insulation - nominal 10 mm thick, 1.8 kgs/m2, 7.8m2 per pack, 14 db Acoustic properties.

120 Minutes Fire Resistance, 60 minutes Heat Insulation - nominal 15 mm thick, two layers required at 3.9 kgs/m2, 7.8m2 per pack per layer, 19 db Acoustic properties.

Fire Insulation Fabric - heat, flame, smoke and sound protectionInsulated Loft Hatch - Fire Fabric fire compartment

Uncompressed Fire Fabric - 60 Minutes of Insulation. It can be formed into most shapes and sizes.

Fire Collars and Fire Collar Rolls

Where services - like pipes and wires - or structural components - like joists or struts - pass through a barrier or fire wall add Fire Collars.

Third Party Certified for both VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL applications. Fully tested to all relevant British Standards

Typical uses - warehouse or house trusses, as a fire stop, protection of cables or pipes passing through a Fire Barrier.

A woven fabric, supplied on rolls - green, 1 metre wide in 10 metre lengths.

60 Minutes Fire Resistance - nominal 1.3 mm thick, 900 grams/m2.

Fire collars for steel passing through a fire barrier

Fire Collars protecting steel through a Fire Barrier.

Passive Fire Barrier Fabrics: call us on 01626 331351.

Passive Cavity Fire Barriers were developed primarily for the Building Industry as a flexible, lightweight and easy to install solution to all compartmentalisation requirements, to replace the traditional “mineral fibre” type fire barriers. Lightweight, woven fire barriers are easy to install and pose no handling or health hazards to the installers or building occupiers.

These passive fire protection barriers were then developed into Marine Fire Insulation products for ships. The woven fire, heat and smoke barrier fabrics are easily fitted and shaped to awkward ships bulkheads and passageways, insulating steel parts and ducting from heat.

Fire Fabric Downlighter cover in Fire FabricLoud Speaker fire fabric cover for a ceiling - 60 minutes protection

Fire Fabrics formed into boxes and covers. These can be inserted into floor voids over speakers, downlighters, for example.

Prices, Discounts and Delivery: call 01626 331351 for full details

Prices - on application

Discounts and Trade Sales - call us for details

Delivery - Same day despatch, Next Day Service, UK Mainland - from £10 plus VAT, per roll.

Suitable For:

1. Fire Protection of wooden floors, lath and plaster ceilings and loft conversion floors and ceilings.

2. Fire and smoke protection of panelling, cladding and floors.

3. Fire, smoke and heat protection of steel and other metals.

4. Protection of ducting and services voids and passageways.

5. Protection of Hotels, Flats and B&B loft hatches, cupboard and storeroom doors.

6. Fire Protection of Exhibition Stands, Shopping Centre Kiosks, Night Club Bars, Restaurant Bars, Shop Fixtures, Shop Shelving.

7. Listed Building Fire protection - retain plaster ceilings and cornices - line the inside of the ceiling void.

Speak to us : for free help and immediate pricing - Tel: 01626 331351

Fire Certificate of Supply

Certificates for: Class O and Class 1, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes Fire, Heat and Smoke.

Colours: generally white or black, but beige for Lightweight Fire Only Barrier.

Finishes: Matt

TEST STANDARDS - there are three relevant fire test standards

Class 1 - requires no surface spread of flame.

This is the Standard normally required for walls and ceilings.

Class 0 - is an additional level of protection for walls or ceilings where limited combustibility is required in high-risk areas, such as escape routes.

To comply materials must have a Class 1 Surface Spread of Flame and low fire propagation index in accordance with BS 476 Part 6. This test checks that the coating does not add to the heat or intensity of the fire.

Fire Penetration Resistance - 30 minutes to 120 minutes.

Passive Fire Barrier fabrics or Intumescent Coatings are used to prevent the penetration of fire through a structure for a specific period in accordance with BS 476 Parts 20 - 23 1987. Such coatings are given classifications for specific periods of time, such as "30 minutes". Fabrics and Intumescent systems are available for protecting structural timbers, steel and plasterwork (including plastered and plaster boarded walls and ceilings).

CERTIFICATION - why you will need our Certificate of Supply

A Fire Certificate of Supply can be issued for each Project. This is essential if you have to satisfy your Insurers, the Fire and Building Control Authority and for Client Records. Without a Fire Certificate of Supply you may be vulnerable to prosecution in the event of a fire. We cannot issue a Certificate of Supply if we have not produced a Specification in the first place, so please do not buy paints without asking for a Specification.

Steel Specification and Costing

We will convert your steel measurements, or information from a Plan into surface areas to be protected. This will allow us to calculate the thickness and volume of Intumescent Fire Retardent Paint or Fabric Layers required.

You can download a copy of the Steel Calculation form and drawings of the different types of steels commonly used in building here - Steel Form and Steel Types.

The crucial information is the thickness of the steel - this affects the thickness of the Fabric or Intumescent Paint coating required to meet a particular Standard.

Free Advice - we supply free specifications and product quotations

Speak directly to us about your Fire Retardant needs: 01626 331351

Please do not take a risk and simply buy products without a clear specification from an expert. You may not be able to obtain a Fire Certificate of Supply in those circumstances.

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'Fire Paint' is a general term rather misleadingly used to cover both Fire Resistant Paint, used as a top coat to protect the Intumescent Paint beneath and Intumescent Paint or Intumescent Varnish, which are both fairly soft coatings used as primers. Class 1 and Class O are Classifications used regarding fire action on the surface of the paint, whereas 30 Minutes and 60 Minutes describe the period of protection given by the underlying Intumescent layers of Intumescent Paint or Intumescent Varnish against fire penetration.

We can provide an Intumescent Paint price based on the thickness of the wood or steel to be protected, and a separate price for the Fire Rated paint used as a top coat, which acts as a retardent fire layer, producing an inert gas to protect itself.

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