Fire safety may not always be top of the priorities list for the architects and designers envisioning an exciting, innovative project. Therefore, the need to design a flexible, adaptive solution that can compromise between design and fire safety requirements prompted investment into fire-rated materials and their effectiveness.
These modern designs are commonly open plan, invoking a communal, collaborative atmosphere and making the space feel and look bigger. But, when open plan design extends to kitchen and eating areas – the risk of a fire spreading from the cookers to the public areas is increased due to the lack of a fire barrier. To combat this, fire curtains are used to contain a blaze, whether it is fire curtains that have been tested, we help designers to replace non-loadbearing firewalls and doors, fire doors fire-rated glazing and sprinklers to achieve modern open plan environments in line with fire regulations.