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As the safety and welfare of all concerned is paramount to Varley Insulation Products Limited, we have made the decision to temporarily close our doors. Following these challenging times, our doors will close from 5pm 25th March 2020. We will reopen as soon as we are able when we have a clearer date when business can resume under more normal conditions.
Should you require any pricing please email graham@varleyinsulation.com
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support and we look forward to reconnecting with you on our return. We hope all our customers and their families stay safe and well through these challenging times and we are very much looking forward to seeing you all very soon.

Sealants

When fire proofing your home there is more to think about than smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and fire blankets. Many paints, plasterboards and sealants can be bought that have fire protection built in and when used together all these items can dramatically slow down, and sometimes stop, the progression of a fire. Fire sealant doesn't look any different to ordinary sealant. When used it can provide up to 4 hours fire protection while allowing around a 10% movement. Fire sealant is used by many professionals to bond drylining. It is a paste of medium viscosity that contains acrylic emulsion, fungicide and inert fillers. It has a tack time of no more than 60 minutes depending on the temperature it is being used in and is great for filling joints. Its usual colour is white which can be painted over but it can be bought in a range of other colours from specialist suppliers.

Heat resistant sealant is often bought as a cartridge meaning you can install it into a sealant gun for easy application. It looks and applies itself the same way as standard sealant but has fire protection qualities built into it making it a bit more expensive to purchase than a standard sealant or filler. Fire sealants can also be bought to protect steel surfaces and this is normally painted on to the necessary surfaces filling any joints as it is applied. These sealants will provide 30 minute or 60 minute fire protection to the surface meaning you or the fire brigade has time to extinguish the fire before any structural damage can occur.

When fire sealants are used in conjunction with fire proof plasterboard and fire paint along with fire proof mortar the combined effect is a room that is structurally protected from fire damage for a period of time depending on the heat of the fire. This period of time is often enough for the fire brigade to be contacted and for work to start on extinguishing the fire before structural damage occurs. It can mean the difference between simple fire damage and the complete rebuild of part of your home.

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