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Tenmat: The crucial role of passive fire protection in facades and high rise developments

Passive fire protection is essential in high rise developments, such as apartment blocks, where there are multiple dwellings.

In this type of property, the risk of fire spread is increased. This is because when a fire reaches a ventilated cavity-based system, such as is used within these high-rise developments, fire spread can be rapid and potentially disastrous. Passive fire protection within the ventilated cavity, such as horizontal and vertical cavity barriers, can mitigate and protect against this risk, and should therefore be thoroughly considered during the planning phase.

Indeed, due to this risk of fire propagation, there are basic fire safety compliance obligations that are mandatory for new buildings. Guidance for adhering to them is contained in the Approved Documents.

Tenmat have developed and fire tested a range of firestopping cavity barriers for facades to allow architects to specify high level products. These products meet the requirements of Approved Document B and the regulations necessary for building safe environments. Find out more here.

Our products can be specified through NBS, and are being continuously tested, which ensures that the range is the best on the market, as well as having the trust incorporated by being tested by third party fire test laboratories.

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