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How to Upgrade The Fire Resistance Of Doors

Ever wondered how to upgrade a normal door into a fire door? Fire safety is something you should always be thinking about. Everything from internal walls and ceilings, exterior cladding, structural steel to interior doors should be considered. Avoiding fire safety measures, and the maintenance that comes along with them can result in serious accidents, fines and building regulation violations. ...

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Fire Resistant Products: Everything You Need to Know

Fire retardant paints are most frequently used to provide fire resistance in large scale industrial spaces, public buildings and facilities, or on new builds. They can also be used on smaller DIY projects, but not for those tasks that simply require heat resistant paint, like BBQs and exhaust pipes. Rawlins Paints is one of the UK’s largest stockists of fire ...

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Passive Fire Protection (PFP): What You Need To Know

It could be said the best way to fight a fire is to ensure that it doesn’t even get started. In some situations, this is easier said than done – but in a lot of cases this could and should be the norm. Passive fire protection (PFP) could be the measure that saves a business premises from burning to the ...

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Fire retardant paint and intumescent coatings

Can anyone apply fire retardant paints and intumescent coatings? Or do you need a specialist applicator? On a mobile or in a rush? Check out our selection below: Intumescent paints Fire retardant paints You don’t always need an expert for certain painting applications. Before you hire a professional, why not consider doing the work yourself? You can save money and ...

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Protecting Exposed Steel In Your Extension From Fire

Extensions are extremely useful, on residential and commercial properties alike. They can be used to create space for storage, offices, workrooms, playrooms and much more. If your extension has exposed steelwork, you will need to protect it from potential fire damage. Exposed steelwork can either be practical or make an interesting design feature. Although steel is a sturdy material, you ...

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Protecting Exterior Timber from Fire

Fire damage can cause havoc in a building. If the fire becomes out of control, the damage may not be reversible. There are preventative measures you can use, to control the unfortunate outbreak of fire and reduce the risk. Here are two ways you can save your timber. Fire-Retardant Treatments A fire retardant is something that reduces the spread of ...

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