Fire Integrity Audit, Maintenance & Repairs
Fire / Smoke Barriers
Fire-resisting walls, floors and ceilings are installed to slow or stop the spread of fire through buildings fire or smoke compartments or between separate tenancies thereby saving lives and property. They are included in a building to satisfy the Building Code of Australia, and are inspected on a regular basis for penetrations which could reduce their effectiveness/ fire resistance level.
For these reasons all penetrations must be treated and filled appropriately.
Some examples of fire resisting walls and floors may be:
- Internal or external brick or block walls
- Fire-rated plasterboard coloured pink on one side in some cases
- Suspended concrete slabs
Doors fitted to fire-resistant walls are always heavy, solid-core fire doors or smoke doors fitted with rubber seals and may help with identification of the barrier.
An example of a Smoke Walls may be:
- Light blue coloured plasterboard
- Standard grade plasterboard
Doors fitted to smoke walls should be self closing with a rubber seal, and signed as smoke doors.
Ensure the area to be sealed and the cables are as clean as possible.
Always install the firestop as per the manufacturer’s instructions, being sure to completely encase the cables or cable tray where it passes through the wall.
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