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Passive fire protection is an integral component of structural fire protection in a building, which is designed to contain fires or slow their spread.
Who we are
The Leading Passive Fire Protection Company
JM Passive Fire Protection was formed in June 2016 by Managing Director John Maguire. John has almost two decades of experience in the industry and has worked on a lot of major projects across the country. His expertise and knowledge of passive fire protection and fire protection services are second to none and this shows with all our repeat clients.
We started as a labour-only company, providing fully trained and competent operatives, supervisors, and surveyors for many fire protection companies around the country. We will continue to do so at all of our clients’ requests.
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Passive Fire Protection Solutions
Installing fire doors helps contain a blaze within the room it has originated in, making it easier for firefighters to handle.
Fire compartmentation involves identifying rooms that need special passive fire protection, then creating a barrier. This helps contain a fire within the room it has originated in and prevents it from spreading to other parts of the building.
Intumescent paint is a type of fire-resistant material that expands when exposed to heat. It forms a protective layer over items such as beams, pipes and metal studs within a building, shielding them from damage.
Cavity barriers are similar to fire compartmentation, but they block the gaps around doors and windows within a building. This helps prevent flames from spreading from room to room.
Fire stopping involves the creation of temporary or permanent fire barriers that stop the fire from spreading. This includes sealing holes within walls and floors and gaps around pipes, cables, and other materials running through a building.
Fire boarding is a form of fireproofing that involves installing boards made from mineral wool. These hard-wearing panels can stand up to heat and pressure, helping them provide the ultimate passive fire protection.
Fire-rated soffits are designed to help protect areas around skylights and other types of roof access. Insulated soffits are specifically created to provide insulation, keeping the building environment within tolerable limits for both people and equipment.
We provide insulation details to seal open spaces within a building effectively. This creates an efficient fire barrier, minimising the risk of flames reaching areas they shouldn’t.
Acoustic sealing ensures all of the gaps and spaces within a building are sealed to create an effective barrier against the spread of fire. Unchecked airflow can help flames spread quickly, making acoustic sealing vital for fire protection.
Airtight rooms or buildings that manage airflow and intake vents before, during and after a fire can help prevent flames from spreading. We assess airtight integrity as part of our service to ensure the space in your building is as safe as possible.
What is Passive Fire Protection
As its name suggests, passive fire protection (PFP) is a form of fire safety provision that remains dormant, or inert, during normal conditions but becomes active in a fire situation.
It is an integral component of structural fire protection in a building, which is designed to contain fires or slow their spread. The purpose of PFP is to contain the spread of fire for sufficient time to permit:
- the safe evacuation of all occupants of the premises
- the arrival of the fire brigade.
The person responsible for fire safety also has a duty of care towards any members of the emergency services, e.g. firefighters, who may have to enter the premises during the course of fire; in slowing the spread of flames, smoke, and hot gases, PFP also serves to ensure the building remains as safe as possible for entry in this situation.
The main difference between passive and active fire protection is that our aim is to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading through doors, seals, or through the walls/ceilings, whereas active fire protection revolves around the detection, stopping and escape of fire, highlighting the use of fire doors and escape routes.
All Aspects of Passive Fire Protection
What our clients say
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Dennis Bruney @ Hightown Group
"Many thanks for the work you have done, please also thank your team on our behalf."
Nick Clarke @ Create Construction
"Thanks for the email and all the help from JM Passive Fire on Norton St it was very much appreciated. I would be sure to put your name forward on my next project for any firestopping works"
Ray Cossins @ Medlcok
"Many thanks for all the hard efforts and great professional workmanship it’s been a pleasure working with you guys and will look forward to working with you again in the future"
Dan Williams @ Jackson Jackson
"Keep up the good work you’ve got a good team on there John."