What Are Fire Protective Coatings?

Protecting people in a building where a fire is raging is hard. Which is why fire protection is ‘baked in’ to the design of new buildings. In England all new builds, refurbishments or extensions – regardless of whether they’re domestic or non-domestic, must adhere to The Building Regulations 2010, Approved Document B. This covers the requirement for structural fire resistance and the use of fire stopping, or fire protective coatings:

“every joint or imperfection of fit, or opening to allow services to pass through the element, should be adequately protected by sealing or fire stopping so that the fire resistance of the element is not impaired.”