A programme of works carried out at a Nottinghamshire hospital, just prior to Christmas, has seen a number of products from the FIREFLY™ range employed to upgrade the passive fire protection throughout the roof spaces, with the manufacturer providing site specific design details to assist the highly experienced contractor complete the project on time.
DC Fire Protection Ltd., based at Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, works right across the country covering multiple sectors of the construction industry, installing active as well as passive fire protection systems. For its 10 week contract at the Ashfield Health and Wellbeing Centre at Kirby in Ashfield, the specialist installed dozens of rolls of the TITAN Lite™ fire barrier as well as the APOLLO Horizontal barrier, Collaroll and two of the 1200 x 600mm FR120 Access Panels to link some of the safety zones being created.
Built in 2007, Ashfield Health and Wellbeing Centre is conjoined to the existing Ashfield Community Hospital and offers extended health services to the local community, supplementing the current services by providing purpose-built rehabilitation facilities, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other community health services. It also offers consulting rooms, treatment rooms and an activities of daily living suite, rehabilitation and gym areas.
A Director of DC Fire Protection, Daniel Mabbott, commented: “We have been dealing with FIREFLYTM for a number of years, including buying large quantities of the TITAN Lite™ and APOLLO LiteTM , which we use for commercial contracts as well as other work. We often propose the use of FIREFLYTM systems to clients and in this instance, where we were simply given the performance standard the client required, we proposed the use of TITAN Lite™ plus APOLLO Horizontal to upgrade the exiting fire walls which no longer comply with current requirements.”
“There were a number of plastic PVC-U soil stacks rising through the roof in what was specified as a Controlled Zone, for which FIREFLYTM provided us with a bespoke detail to protect them where they passed through the barriers, while we installed a couple of their FR120 Access Panels in addition to the fire doors which we fitted in a number of locations throughout the roof. The project was completed on time and we have now moved onto another contract where we are again using a number of FIREFLYTM products.”
Third party approved, FIREFYTM APOLLO Horizontal 30:30 provides 30 minutes integrity and insulation to exceed the minimum requirements within the Building Regulations relating to fire barriers. In common with other FIREFYTM products, APOLLO Horizontal is manufactured using specially treated woven glass fibre fabric, being flexible and lightweight making it easy to install.