Fire - Cladding & Roofing
Most fires are preventable. There are fire resistant materials such as stone,
brick, concrete, steel, cast iron and even fire resistant wood. These materials
are used on the exteriors, interiors, and on the roof of a building and many of
them are will remain undamaged as temperatures rise during a fire.
• A fire will always damage a structure, but with the addition of fire-resistant materials, it will take longer, buying extra time for the occupants to escape.
• A material may be fireproof because it has been treated with a chemical or it may be naturally fire resistant as in the case of concrete and brick.
• Fire resistant materials are designed to resist burning, while fire retardant materials will burn more slowly.
• Fire curtains are designed to prevent the spread of fire for 30 or 90 minutes depending on the construction of the curtain.
• Fire rated foam, which will stop fire for two hours can be applied to small gaps in masonry floors and walls, around cabling and pipes and around windows and fire door frames.