In order to ensure the structural integrity of a building in the case of fire, beams and columns need to be protected against excessively high temperatures. When fire spreads in a building it raises the ambient temperature from approximately 15˚C to well over 800˚C. Under these conditions the structure will collapse and fail leading to disastrous consequences.
The term ‘cladding’ refers to components that are attached to the frame of a building to form non-structural, external surfaces.
Fitz Heavey Fire Stopping offers a wide range of board cladding systems to achieve up to four hours’ fire rating to structural steelwork. Our range varies from mineral fibre boards suitable for non-decorative areas, up to highly decorative systems.