There are many factors to consider when it comes to specifying firestopping solutions and ensuring the ‘golden thread’ of information is essential. That’s why specifiers are turning to leading building chemicals manufacturer Sika for both its specialist range of passive fire protection solutions and technical expertise. Sika’s high-performance range comprises fire-resistant sealants, wraps, collars, fire boards, compounds and ablative pads for both linear and penetration seals. All products within the range are fully compliant with the most relevant national and international standards, including EN 1366 and EN 13501, and have been fully tested for both resistance and reaction to fire.
Technical guidance is also available via Sika’s UK based passive fire protection team, who can work closely with specifiers to devise detailed technical evaluations for more complicated joint specifications where existing test data is not available. These technical evaluations are offered free of charge, and can usually be completed within a working week, providing all the necessary information is supplied. These legal documents can then provide building owners with the reassurance of knowing that not only are the specified passive fire protection products fit for purpose, but they are also fully compliant with the relevant building regulations.