Fire resistance reports and assessments

In the built environment, there is often a legal requirement for products such as doors, screens, partitions, floors and ceilings to resist the passage and spread of fire, in order to protect life.

Fire resistance is a key requirement for Building Regulations. The location and period of fire resistance required for construction products and / or systems is determined by legislation, codes of practice or the accepting authority.

Over time, the information relating to the status of fire protection in a building is not always fully maintained. Changes in a building use or regulator reform can result in a need to establish the current levels of protection. An on-site survey can easily re-establish the status of the fire protection and advise on any further upgrading work necessary.

For certain projects that require bespoke solutions, a design appraisal by a Product Assessor may be the only appropriate approach to establish likely performance.

The process of proving product / system performance through testing and assessments can be both complex and expensive. Our Product Assessors can ensure that the client takes the most cost-effective and advantageous route through this process.
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Our team of Product Assessors provide a wide range of fire assessment services within the field of passive fire protection, to UK based and International organisations.

Our in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and product performance means we can support clients in making informed decisions about their products.

A key area in which we provide fire assessment services is fire resistance testing. As part of this service, we offer Product Assessment Reports, which extend the coverage of test data to allow the development of new designs or design variations, without the need for additional testing.

A further area in which our Product Assessors provide significant expertise is in site surveys of critical passive fire protection measures including fire doors, panelling, service penetrations and compartment lines. Where necessary, we can explain considerations relating to replacing or upgrading the fire performance of existing components to satisfy Building Control requirements. Where this work involves listed or historic buildings, our Product Assessors can talk you through the issues surrounding upgrading fire performance within heritage and conservation guidelines.

As a technical service provider, we consider education an important part of our work. This is why we offer in-house and on-site training seminars and demonstrations on passive fire protection, fire dynamics, regulations and guidance. Our training seminars include:
  • Fire Doors Explained (also available as a bespoke on-the-road seminar)
  • Fire Doors for the Health Sector Explained
  • Fire Protection Measures – Understanding Your Responsibilities
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Email: product.assessments@exova.com
+44 (0) 1494 569 750
Fire resistance reports & assessments

Simon Bailey

Fire technical services

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