TBA Firefly creates half-hour fire barriers in new research building

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A specialist contractor undertaking the fireproofing within a new medical research building in the South East has made use of two flexible fire barrier products from the TBA’s FIREFLY range, to provide 30 minutes protection within the majority of the ceiling voids throughout the four-storey structure.

Dartford based CLM Fireproofing, is employing TBA Firefly’s Apollo Lite and the Collaroll product in tandem to protect the ceiling voids. The spaces which typically house pipework, power cables and air conditioning units above the suspended ceiling grid, are provided with 30 minutes integrity and insulation through the installation of the flexible Apollo Lite barrier.

The Site Agent for CLM Fireproofing, Virginjus Pasvenkas, commented: “We are carrying out all of the fire-proofing work within this new facility on behalf of the main contractor, ISG, employing a wide variety of fully certified products. 

“In the case of the Apollo Lite, it is one of the systems specified by the fire engineer for the project as part of the fire strategy and FIREFLY™ provided us with detail drawings in order to suit this application – forming a cavity barrier in the void above the ceiling.

“A number of our operatives have also received training in the past from the manufacturer; though the system is quite straightforward to install. 

“We are also using the Collaroll for protection around where pipes, cable trays and trunking penetrate the barriers.  Work is progressing well, and we expect to complete on schedule this December.”  

The Apollo Lite 30/30 has been developed for use in vertical separation or compartmentation situations, offering both 30 minutes integrity and insulation, thereby exceeding the minimum requirements of the Building Regulations. It is widely specified to form fire barriers within roof voids  in many different property types, including healthcare, commercial and social housing

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