Fire and Cavity Barriers

Fire and Cavity Barriers

Fire and Cavity Barriers are installed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke within a building through vulnerable areas such as ceiling spaces, roof spaces, and raised access floors.

UK Building Regulations require buildings to adhere to national standards of compartmentation, wherein spaces and cavities within a building’s structure are divided by Cavity Barriers.

These are designed to keep fires in the area where they originated for as long as possible, reducing the risk of fire, smoke, and dangerous gases spreading to other areas of the building.

Cavity barriers can be divided into two types, “small” cavity barriers e.g. those used within the leaves of a masonry wall and “large” cavity/fire barriers which can be several metres high/wide which are used to divide large enclosed spaces e.g. within roof spaces.

Large cavity barriers made from Mineral fibre offer both insulation and fire protection within roofs and ceiling voids, which can provide up to 120 minutes integrity and 120 minutes insulation as well as acoustic performance.

Please call Elite Fire Solutions to discuss your requirements further.