Intudeck the ultimate solution for upgrading loaded timber floors

Intudeck the ultimate solution for upgrading loaded timber floors

Providing adequate fire protection between different floor levels in multi-occupancy buildings is made more challenging where existing ceilings cannot be removed. An effective solution is offered in the form of Intudeck, a Firetherm product, comprising high-density mineral wool boards with a fire and smoke resistant endothermic coating on the upper face.

Available in 1200 x 600 x 70mm, Intudeck is quick and easy to install, whilst applying minimal load to the ceiling joists. The product can be cut to fit on-site and compressed and bonded between the floor joists. A 10mm bead of Intumastic sealant applied along the side of the joists, 35mm up from the base to define the end location and allow for cable runs in lighting circuits. Once all sections of Intudeck have been pushed into position at high compression using a board to spread the force, a further 5mm bead of Intumastic is applied around the perimeter of each bay and along the butt joints to ensure a smoke and air seal is maintained.

Intudeck is often preferred where occupancy prevents a downstairs ceiling being removed, or when contractors do not want to take down ornate lath-and-plaster ceilings. Work begins by lifting floorboards to gain access and thoroughly cleaning the void space, including removing dust from the sides of the joists to achieve a good bond.

Not only does Intudeck offer up to 90 minutes integrity and insulation under BS 476 Parts 20 / 22, fitted between 6” x 2” (160 x 50mm) joists, but it has also been load-tested to BS/EN 1365-2 standards to demonstrate the installed products’ integrity. As a loaded system tested for use with 7” x 2” (196 x 45mm) joists robust details to suit the span.

Tremco-illbruck is believed to be the only manufacturer to have completed such testing. They have done so on solid timber joists suited to load vs span requirements, typical of the sizes found in older properties. Intudeck could also be used on non load-bearing joisted ceiling systems with beams of a significantly smaller size. The company further offers a full range of intumescent collars and other products for fire-stopping around existing service penetrations.

This highlights the practical nature of the Intudeck solution with existing floor constructions being easily assessed to judge the spanning capabilities. Installed in accordance with Firetherm’s guidance, Intudeck will also achieve a 42 dB sound reduction between floors and a thermal resistance of 0.038 W/Mk.

In an effort to assist surveyors, fire consultants and Building Control Officers, Firetherm has additionally incorporated its Optifire, optical tracer technology into the fireproof coating of Intudeck batts and mastic.  By shining an ultra-violet light onto the top surface of the batts a confirmatory blue glow is immediately generated.   

A comprehensive product data sheet is available from Firetherm, along with specification advice and technical assistance where required.

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Success for tremco illbruck at ASFP awards

Success for tremco illbruck at ASFP awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) announced the winners of the annual Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards at a ceremony in London recently. Award categories included innovation, installation and individual contribution to the industry.

tremco illbruck is delighted that Ian Outram, Technical Manager, Passive Fire Protection Solution division, won the Advocate of the Year award. The award recognises an individual’s work in raising awareness, educating and promoting high quality passive fire protection by demonstrating that they are a major advocate of high quality installed PFP.

Ian has vast experience in assisting customers in dealing with the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape, providing best practise advice on site and guiding specifiers and main contractors to the most appropriate solutions.

Ian received his award from BBC Business TV presenter, Steph McGovern, and ASFP COO, Niall Rowan.

tremco illbruck passive fire protection solutions brings together Nullifire and Firetherm, two of the best known brands in the industry, to form one single source for fire stopping expertise.

Alongside Nullifire intumescent coatings for the protection of structural steelwork, Firetherm fire stopping products provide outstanding passive fire protection solutions to service penetrations, movement joints and linear gaps along with unique interfacing solutions.

With a vastly experienced and knowledgeable team of technical experts, everything is focused on providing what specifiers, contractors and installers need at each stage of a project – smart protection.

 

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Firetherm & Nullifire at Firex 2018

Firetherm & Nullifire at Firex 2018

Nullifire and Firetherm combined forces at Firex, the largest fire protection exhibition in the U.K. From 19th- 21st June. We welcomed customers and prospects from fire protection specialists, designers, specifiers and contractors. Leads from across the U.K. and beyond will be followed up as we continue to develop our product and service offerings.

By bringing together two industry-leading brands in Nullifire and Firetherm, tremco illbruck has created an industry first. Specifiers, designers, facilities managers, contractors and installers can now access both support and products covering intumescent coatings and fire stopping from one source.

We are specialists, with one focus that has not and will not change – to protect people and buildings from fire. Passive fire protection is highly complex but crucially important, especially as buildings become more sophisticated. We understand the need to have confidence in fire protection so, we provide integrated systems that perform when they are called upon.

Alongside our market leading Nullifire intumescent coatings for the protection of steel structures, Firetherm fire stopping products, provide outstanding passive fire protection solutions to service penetrations, movement joints and linear gaps along with unique interfacing solutions.

With a knowledgeable team of technical experts, everything is focused on providing what our customers need at every stage of their project – smart protection.

tremco illbruck leads the way in passive fire protection

tremco illbruck leads the way in passive fire protection

tremco illbruck (ti) has launched a new, totally integrated service for its UK and Ireland customers. Previously separate businesses in the ti portfolio, Nullifire intumescent coatings and Firetherm firestop products are now available in one single, efficient and effective solution.

The Firetherm base at Crayford, Kent is home to the centre of excellence for fire stopping products, while Nullifire’s Coventry headquarters maintains its reputation for expertise in intumescent coatings. Customers, contractors and specifiers now have access to an unrivalled blend of experience and technical expertise through one phone number, 0203 9171776, which will lead them automatically to the right team for a fast track response.

In the field, the unified sales team covering UK and Ireland is now lead by Gary Pullinger, a key figure in the development of Firetherm. The team is well established and is supported by an extensive technical and research and development resource.

Gary comments “I’m proud to be leading the ti passive fire protection solutions sales team. I believe we have the best combination of people, products and technical support in the industry. From steelwork protection to fire stopping solutions in new build or the upgrading of existing facilities, we can advise specifiers, contractors and installers on the best solution for their particular projects.”

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New Northern Hub

New Northern Hub

Firetherm’s extensive range of fire stopping products is now also stocked at our Northern Hub in Wigan, enabling us to deliver new services in the North of England, covering areas such as Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Newcastle, contact us to see if we can deliver to your area.

How we will improve our service to you:

  • Local stocks of Firetherm passive fire protection materials
  • Free next day delivery for all orders over £200
  • Next day, booked & timed deliveries
  • Collections from the Wigan Hub
  • Same day emergency deliveries contact us for the additional charge this incurs
  • Fast reliable deliveries
  • FORS Accredited Vehicles

Terms & Conditions:

  • All orders should be placed with our Sales Office in Crayford Tel: 01322 551010
  • Next day, booked and timed deliveries must be placed before 3.00pm
  • Orders for collection must be placed with sales before 3.00pm
  • Orders may be picked up same day, but please allow for a minimum of 2 hours for processing
  • All other standard terms and conditions apply

For more information, Call us on 01322 551010.

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Intumastic HP Passes 120 Minute Integrity Test

Intumastic HP Passes 120 Minute Integrity Test

Firetherm have passed integrity for a 120 minute fire test for our Intumastic HP used with a 100 mm flexible partition with a wide range of service penetrations. These include: full EN cable set; PP, PE and PVC pipes; insulated copper pipe up to 160 mm as illustrated in the photo. This is part of a programme of testing for Firetherm products with a view to increase the range of uses and capabilities.

These changed will soon be reflected in our certification.

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