By taking a fresh view on ways in which the spread of fire can be retarded in residential and commercial buildings, architects, designers, developers and contractors alike are well placed to take a proactive lead in potentially mitigating and arresting the spread of fire in a building.
According to Michael Berg, national sales and marketing manager at Den Braven, these professionals need to look beyond the building regulations to proactively seek and apply new solutions to mitigating the spread of fire in buildings.
Passive fire protection
The creation of fire compartments and passive fire protection in a building is essential for containing a fire and preventing it from spreading, while at the same time providing a valuable time cushion to enable the occupants of the building to evacuate and allow time for emergency services to reach the scene and bring the still-manageable blaze under control.
“Den Braven has developed a special range of sealants designed to do exactly that,” states Berg. “Known as FireProtect®, this certified range of products, available in either a silicone, acrylic or hybrid sealant, as well as expansion foam, is applied to joints and gaps such as window frames, doors and cornices and linear joints during their installation in the finishing stages of construction.”
Den Braven’s FireProtect® range is able to retard fire for up to four hours. It is a complete, fully-certified and approved range of passive fire-protection products used in expansion and connection joints, openings and penetrations between fire compartments.
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