Firestopping

GF Firestop Solutions is are a self accredited firestopping contractor in the application of fire stopping and sealing to service voids/penetrations in fire rated compartment walls and floors.

With its unrivalled knowledge and expertise, proven track record of delivering results that meet the Building Regulations, and truly Quality Without Questions achieved on each and every building site, GF Firestop Solutions quickly became a leading mark for the installation of fire stopping products and systems in Ireland.

Intumescent Coated Batts

Intumescent Batts are a cost effective, lightweight answer to most fire stopping requirements. They act as an air seal barrier to reinstate the fire resistance and acoustic performances of concrete floors, masonry walls and dry wall systems, following the creation of voids for the passage of services.

  • Up to 4 hours fire performance
  • Lightweight and simple to install
  • No maintenance required
  • Tested for airtightness

Firestopping Compounds (Mortars)

Firestopping Mortarts are designed to seal around service penetrations, steel pipes, steel ducts, cables & cable trays running through floors and is designed to re-instate the fire resistance of the compartment floor whilst providing an unsupported load-bearing system.

  • Lightweight
  • Loadbearing
  • Versatile
  • Non-shrinking

Pipe Collars

Rockwool™ Firestop collars can be retrofitted to existing buildings piping, forming a barrier at the point where the pipes pass between wall and floor cavaties. The collars are securely fitter around the piping and fixed to the wall or floor surface with fireproof fixings. The intumescent materials in the collars swell to fill the void left by the plastic piping in fire conditions, helping stop the spread of fire.

  • Simple to install
  • Water Resistant
  • Maintenance free
  • Available for pipe sizes from 55mm to 355mm O.D.,
  • Available in grades from 1 – 4 hours fire protection.
Pipe Collar - GF Firestopping

Mastic Seals

Intumescent Mastic seals are aimed at providing fire protection to gaps & movement joints. GF Firestop Solutions install fire stopping products to electrical, mechanical and hydraulic services penetrating fire rated elements of buildings.
Every service passing through fire resistant building elements reacts in a different way in the event of fire, so there is no single solution or product that will protect all services.

  • 4 hours fire resistance
  • Maintains substrate acoustic & air seal ratings
  • Suitable for gaps up to 50mm wide
  • Reduces air leakage
Intumescent Mastic Seals

Firestop Cavity Barriers

Compartments in the form of cavity barriers may be required to inhibit the spread of heat, smoke and fire within horizontal and vertical sealed spaces. These cavity fire barriers are typically required within ceilings and roof voids in order to prevent the spread of flame and smoke in a fire situation.

National Building Regulations require that cavities and concealed spaces in the structure or fabric of a building are subdivided by means of cavity barriers to prevent smoke and flame from penetrating and/or moving within a concealed space in a fire compartment. This is of major importance since many buildings have lots of concealed cavities and voids within the roof, floors and walls.

Cavity barriers are generally required to provide a minimum of 30 minutes integrity (although this can increase to 120 min) and, depending upon the size, location and the insurance requirements, from 30 to 60 minutes insulation. They must also maintain their performance over the life of a building, taking account of any building movement due to subsidence, shrinkage or thermal change.

There are lots of systems that have been developed to maintain the required compartmentation of structures. Many of these systems can provide a quick and cost-effective solution however it is vital to get the correct solution for the job in hand.
We are fully qualified to assist you with all of your cavity fire barrier requirements.