COVID-19: Latest Update from Firetherm

Through these unprecedented times Tremco illbruck have made every effort to protect our employees with the implementation of safe working practices, according to the Government guidelines, whilst maintaining business continuity.

As a key supplier to the UK construction industry, and in line with the statement from the Secretary of State on the 31st March, we plan to continue to manufacture at all of our sites and maintain our service to the UK construction industry.

All of our manufacturing facilities are still producing and dispatching on a daily basis. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, suppliers and customers is our first priority. Therefore we have put in place robust processes which minimise contact and we continue to regularly monitor the health of our teams.  We have no plans to close any of our manufacturing and warehouse facilities unless the situation changes and we are instructed to do so by the Government.


Yours Sincerely,

John Gordon

COVID-19 – Delivery Change Notification

Dear Customer

We have been advised by our delivery companies that due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and in relation to the health and wellbeing of their employees the following change will be made in accordance with Government advice, preventative guidance from Public Health England (PHE). 

The instruction from the Association of Pallet Network (APN) is a revised process for signature capture. This will apply to all Electronic Devices, Printed Schedules and Customer Own Paperwork for ALL Pallet Networks. This change is being put into place to protect individuals and reduce direct contact.

The following changes will take immediate effect with all deliveries of Tremco Illbruck products (including Tremco, Illbruck, Nullifire, Firetherm) :

For ALL deliveries we will no longer process customer paperwork or obtain signatures for deliveries.

New process:

Signatures will no longer be obtained on any electronic device
Drivers will tap arrived upon arrival as normal
Drivers to unload on the device as normal
The driver will write with the stylus on the screen (CV-19) the driver must type the customer surname (item recipients) into the device
Driver to depart as normal
As a result, all POD’s will be on courier paperwork along with the name given by the recipient.

We hope you understand the need for this change at this time and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Customer Service team directly.

Your sincerely

Kate Meek

Commercial Manager  – Ti UK Ltd

Intucompound from Firetherm Creates Loadbearing Floor and Wall Barriers

Intucompound from Firetherm Creates Loadbearing Floor and Wall Barriers

Plant rooms and service risers are amongst the locations where the very versatile and fully fire tested Intucompound, part of the Firetherm range, is routinely utilised to create fire and smoke seals that are also loadbearing.

The gypsum based product is supplied as a dry powder in 20 kg bags containing a mix of lightweight aggregates, inorganic binders and special additives; which is easily mixed on site to fill gaps around pipes, cables and ducting.  The product does not contain asbestos or other fibres, and is ideal for restraining suitable dampers where conventional methods are impractical.

Intucompound is blended 2:1 or 3:1 with clean water to achieve a workable, flowing mix which can also be used in walls.  Loadbearing after 50 hours, it has been subjected to industry standard hard body and soft body impact tests, and can carry a concentrated load of 250 kg.  Installed at the recommended 100mm thickness, the maximum unsupported opening possible is 1100 x 1100 mm (1.21 m²).

When mixed, Intucompound expands slightly to ensure a strong bond with the surrounding substrate, also achieving air pressure resistance of 2000 Pa and an acoustic performance of up to 52 dB.

Testing at two of the UK’s foremost fire research stations have demonstrated Intucompound complies with BS EN 1366-3/4 and BS 476 Part 22, while the product is covered by Certifire certificate number CF 579 and CE Marked with European ETA.

Physically strong and durable, Intucompound is intended for use in dry conditions, but can be made weather resistant through the application of suitable coatings once fully cured. Specifiers can download a technical data sheet from the website or seek further guidance from Firetherm on the use of this multi-purpose, high performance fire-stopping solution.