We provide UKAS accredited fire resistance testing to British, European and International standards for a variety of fire stopping products. On completion of testing your product with us, you will be issued with a comprehensive and internationally recognised fire resistance test report.
Exova Warringtonfire is a Notified Body of the European Commission for fire resistance testing. As a Notified Body of the European Commission our fire resistance test evidence can be used to support the CE marking of passive fire protection products.
Services are an essential part of every building, providing gas, electricity, telecommunications, water and waste removal. To deliver these services, cables and pipes have to pass through walls, ceilings and floors, many of which are required to be fire resistant structures (separating elements or compartment lines).
Maintaining the fire integrity after installation of these services through the use of pipe penetration and linear joint seals is essential, all of which are approved through destructive fire test evidence or an approval based upon existing fire test evidence.
Building Regulations require hidden cavities and voids in the construction of a building to be sealed through the use of cavity barriers in order to suppress the spread of fire and smoke between floors and dwellings and also from by-passing any fire resistant building elements (e.g. doorsets
Cavity barriers fitted between fire resisting elements are essential to the fire safety of a building and are approved through destructive fire test evidence or an approval based upon existing fire test evidence.
Air transfer grilles are increasingly used to improve the quality of air and temperature control in buildings by allowing controlled air circulation.
Certain types of fire rated air ventilation grilles can also help to inhibit the spread of fire and smoke when used within fire and smoke sealed doors. Fire rated air transfer grilles should have the same period of fire integrity as that of the supporting construction into which it is installed.
Care should be taken to ensure that the fire test evidence is appropriate to the intended application.