Fire Safety Approved…
Fire Safety: Approved Document B states: ‘If a fire separating element is to be effective, then every joint, or imperfection of fit, or opening to allow services to pass through the element, should be adequately protected by sealing or firestopping so that the fire resistance of the element is not impaired’.
Fire resisting elements are often required to be breached, for example, by cables and pipes, in order to permit access for services, or by beams or joists due to a building’s structure. It is recommended where breaches are required that they are kept as few in number as possible, as small as practicable, and firestopped
The main types of firestoppers are:
It is important that qualified parties are involved in determining a building’s requirements for firestopping, ensuring both the right selection of product and correct installation.